music enriches our lives we must give this gift to our children
they are fountains of creativity let it flow
In The News - Tami Mulcahy receives the California State PTA Honorary Service Award for outstanding service to children and youth.
The Northern California Children’s Librarian review-Lead parents and teachers to this CD. It is one they can listen too even when the kids aren’t in the car. Mulcahy’s vocals are clear as a bell.
The Story - With two kids in grade school, I was asked to entertain at a school picnic. But, I don’t do kids music. So, I asked if I could write a song with a class and share it at the picnic. Kids Rock was that first song. The excitement launched the Kids Rock Project! Over the next few years I would write with hundreds of kids in grades 2-6th. It was an enriching experience. The kids provided lyrical innocence and depth that made my jaw drop at times. The song Welcome to the World went on to be used in an independent video that won the Panasonic New Vision Award. And I will always remember singing Give Some Back to an audience of 500 at the Hidden Villa, Night Under the Stars event.
Kids Rock MusicKids Rock Photos
And Yes...we did open for Sarah Bareilles!
Reviews - From the Kids
Dear Ms. Mulcahy, I truly wanted to give you a thank you card for all the joy you brought to this class. Once you step in, the place turns into a wonderland. Also, now since you, there’s a whole new meaning to music. I’m pretty sure that you changed kids favorite subject to music. Even in third grade, you worked the same miracle of music. By the way, how do you make the songs sound so good. You are my favorite part of school. Thank you so so so so so so soooooo much again.
Dear Ms. Mulcahy, Thank you so much for coming into our classroom and making new songs with us. The way you have taught us how to make a new song was great. The tune you made with the words is great. Every time I hear that you are going to come in our classroom, I feel excited. I always enjoy singing and making songs with you.
And the Parents say...
My son kept pestering me to buy your CD. I finally did. What was I waiting for? The lyrics, they are great. We all love it.
I listen to Kids Rock every morning on the way to work. Welcome to the World is a great way to start the day.
Thank you, thank you for this joyous music.
I can’t believe what amazing work you did with those kids!!! Thank you for sharing it with us. Everybody loves it. The kids know all your songs by heart (and I can sing them in my sleep!)
And the Educators say...
Marg Rechif-veteran teacher
Imagine a room of sparkly-eyed nine-year olds who watch as their ideas and words are taken seriously and transformed into songs ("Took a Page from Your Book" and "California or Bust") by a master songwriter with a clear resonant voice and a professional backup! Imagine then that they're YOUR students and you have watched the whole process firsthand, even the most reticent child participating in a once-in-a-lifetime creative experience designed to reach out to a world much larger than themselves.
Tami Mulcahy fills a void in song writing for young people, striking a balance between the sweet songs of childhood and the pop culture older students find appealing. Her CD comes at a time when we can all use the advice in "Welcome to the World" -- "take a look around, see what you can see when you just slow down." I just wish more schools could have the experience of song writing with a real artist.
Kids Rock shows what kids and a talented musician can create together. It would be a great world if we would all follow the advice in Give Some Back. This CD is a joy. It captures the spirit of children without being childish. As a former principal it makes me wish I was back at a school where I could get kids singing with a creative musician. The songs on this CD speak volumes about what can happen with such a mix.