Hello ELF Friends,
We started writing little songs about 5 years ago, but only started learning how to record those ideas about 3 years ago.
Early on, it was so simple! A few teachers were just trying to get something into the classroom by any means necessary. We used built-in computer mics, old (broken) guitars and a lot of determination to get our ideas into the learning environment.
Over time, we’ve gotten much better (!), but we look back at our earlier work with very fond memories. Here is a song that we wrote for ELF’s Toys Theme several years ago. I can still hear the children’s voices singing to it now!
And here are some of our students singing the song in the classroom!
While we’re not satisfied with this track, it was the first time that we decided to add an overdub of the guitar and vocals after doing a straight recording. I remember thinking at the time that we were geniuses! Now? Not so much…but we hope you understand!
Here are the videos that go along with this theme…
ELF has come a long way in a short time and we are so excited about taking things to the next level. Creating music, videos and other materials for young learners keeps us full of excitement and passion and we thank you so much for your support!