Words & Music at All for the Hall New York – October 2015
A group of sixth graders from the Pelham Gardens Middle School in the Bronx and Songwriter Liz Rose (“White Horse,” “You Belong with Me,” “Girl Crush”) worked to create an original song using lyrics the students wrote. Armed with guitars and ukuleles, and with songwriter-guitarist Phil Barton helping out, the students and Rose sang the upbeat “Everybody’s Perfect,” delighting the loudly cheering crowd.
The song represented the museum’s long-running Words & Music program, which pairs professional songwriters with students, giving them a chance to express themselves while learning about the process of songwriting. With partners Education Through Music, a New York-based non-profit, the museum will work with several other New York schools through the 2015-2016 school year.