Wednesday, January 4, 2012
CD Review - Sing with Senor ( @singwithsenor )
Sing with Senor music teaches the basics of Spanish Language through simple lyrics and infectious melodies. They have developed their songs for not only teachers and students, but for parents and children to enjoy learning or teaching the language in a fun and creative way.
Sing with Señor is an idea born years ago while Felipe Canete was teaching Spanish to middle school students in Seattle, WA. Having realized that a lot of the songs used to teach Spanish were traditional music from different countries in South America, he wanted to introduce art into his teaching and one day, inspired by his students, started to play the guitar and wrote an original song for the students. They loved singing the song and then asked to make more. It was clear that the students were learning while expressing themselves through songs that they could sing and through simple lyrics that they could follow. He started to write songs that would fit the curriculum but at the same time would be fun and catchy to sing.
About the founders
Felipe has a degree in business and works as a professional actor and musician teaching theater and Spanish in different schools in Seattle. He is also a member of a Seattle world band called Luc and the Lovingtons. He started to develop his artistic career when, as a child, he participated as a singer and dancer in different local festivals in Chile.
“I’ve tried these songs with many schools and students and I can tell you that the songs are a gift from the Universe to children and adults learning the Spanish language. It feels wonderful to catch a student humming these songs as they walk in the door, learning Spanish without knowing it. I wanted to make these songs accessible to students and teachers around the world and that is when I decided that it was time to compile these songs onto a CD.” -Felipe
Soleil is a musician and producer from the Methow Valley, WA. He is a talented, versatile, multi-instrumentalist that wishes he had catchy songs to learn Spanish with as a kid. When he’s not performing with Luc and the Lovingtons, Soleil is a full time musician, crafting his own music and producing the music of Seattle’s local talent.
My Take on the CD
This was a fun CD that was both educational and toe-tapping. As my wife was a Spanish Teacher for a few years and we try to incorporate Spanish into our daughters lives, this was a great addition to our family routine. The songs truly are infectious and after only a few times I noticed that the kids were singing along and asking us to play it more (which is always a good sign). If you are looking for a fun, inobtrusive way to introduce Spanish into your childs' life, this is a great way to start. The music is fun to listen to and your kids will simply love it in the end!
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