Written by : Paula Felps 

Happy Tunes for Happy Kids With Allegra Levy

When acclaimed jazz vocalist Allegra Levy became a parent, she began noticing that the lyrics of classic children’s songs didn’t fit in today’s world of equity and inclusion. As a mother, she was concerned about what messages children were getting from the music and as a musician, she didn’t want to raise her child with songs that had been musically “dumbed down.” So she began writing her own jazz-tinged children’s music with a positive spin on mental well-being. The result is a new album, Songs for You and Me, and in this episode she talks about the importance of experiencing music as a family.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How the pandemic inspired her to rethink children’s music.
  • Why children need to hear more inclusive music.
  • What parents can do to use music as a tool for learning and creativity.

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