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Award-Winning Canadian Songwriter Rik Leaf Launches 'Songs For Schools'—Transforming Classrooms and Inspiring Students Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Multicultural Masterpiece features 10 Anthems, 40 Videos, and Educational Resources for Every Classroom.

Victoria, BC – January 19, 2024 – Canadian classrooms are erupting in singalongs and joy with "Songs For Schools," a vibrant music resource featuring 10 inspirational anthems about kindness, inclusion, respect and school spirit.

Written by acclaimed songwriter Rik Leaf in collaboration with over 60,000 students across Canada, the program comes with engaging videos, ukulele tutorials, and copyright-free licenses, empowering teachers to transform lessons and spark creativity in every pupil.

High-Quality Resources for Every Classroom:

Each of the 10 professionally recorded songs, produced in both Victoria, B.C. and Winnipeg, MB, come with a stunning array of high-resolution 4K video resources:

           *10 Story Behind the Song videos: Provide deeper meaning and context of each song.
           *10 Lyric videos: Make singalongs a breeze for teachers and students.
           *10 Tutorial videos: Teach students how to play the songs on ukulele.
           *10 LIVE Performance videos: Capturing the energy of the songs being performed
           *10 Lyric & Chord Charts: Boosting the school's music program
           *Copyright license included: Allowing schools to freely use the songs in other projects

Educators Praise the Positive Impact:

“Rik is one of the best I've ever worked with in the school setting," affirms Sheldon Steele, Principal at Dr Kearney Middle School. "His unique strength to draw out the introvert and get them to create masterpieces is amazing.”

Deborah Reid, Principal at Chief Sunrise Education Centre, echoes this sentiment: "Rik's ability to engage our students is unmatched. He inspires them to express themselves creatively and embrace positive risk-taking."

Rik's Unique Expertise Blends Music and Education:

More than just a songwriter, Rik is a seasoned arts-in-education specialist. As a member of Tribe of One, a collective of Indigenous and settler artists, he's collaborated with the Foreign Affairs Department of Canada and the United Nations, empowering youth in war-torn countries.

“Teachers often struggle to find engaging resources that resonate with students," shares Leaf. "These songs were written with English, French Immersion and Indigenous students from across the country, creating a unique multicultural tapestry."

Access "Songs For Schools" and Spark Musical Joy:

“Songs For Schools” is more than a product; it’s a movement. Visit https://rikleaf.com and learn to sing ‘Setse Gohndeh’ (Talk to Me) in Dene Yatié. Captain Fluffy Beard the Disrespectful Pirate and Tu n’es pas Seul (You’re Not Alone) Educators can download and try a sample for FREE and enjoy a 50% discount during the launch!

Meet Rik Leaf:

An award-winning songwriter and music producer, Rik's work can be found on numerous albums. His school videos are available on his YouTube Channel and Tribe of One's Facebook page. Rik is a slam poet, podcast host, author of Four Homeless Millionaires: How One Family Found Riches By Leaving Everything Behind and proud puggle owner.

For more information visit RikLeaf.com on LinkedIn
Contact Rik Leaf: 250-896-2572, info@rikleaf.com

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Reviews From Principals

"One of the best"

Sheldon Stelle, Principal, Dr Kearney, B.C.

As a Principal and educator for 32 years, I can honestly say Rik Leaf is one of the best I have ever worked with in the school setting. His unique strength to draw out the introverts and get them to create masterpieces is amazing.

"Ability to engage our students is unmatched"

Deborah Reid, Principal, Chief Sunrise School, NT

Rik Leaf's skills in the area of audio/visual, music, and student engagement are something that cannot be found within the territories at this time. Rik's ability to engage our students is unmatched. He inspires them to express themselves creatively and embrace positive risk-taking."

"Ability to connect was amazing"

Laurie Wright, Principal, Bert Ambrose, B.C.

Rik’s ability to connect with the students and staff was amazing and he left us with the message that positive risk taking is what makes life interesting and worthwhile.

It is without hesitation that I recommend Rik Leaf to schools wishing to build self-esteem, motivation and resilience in their students.

"Inspired our youth"

Brent Kaulback, Reginal Director, South Slave District, NT

You are a living example of the Dene principles of discovering your talent and sharing it with others. Your workshops inspired our youth and helped feed their creative spirits, and your performances left memories, which will last a lifetime.

Rik Leaf

Arts in Education Specialist

A meme inspired my entire career...it said,
"Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger"

And that's how I got here. 20 years into a career creating safe & supportive spaces for students to step out of their comfort zone so they can experience the magic of finding their voice.

Find Rik's music on Spotify. His school videos are available on his YouTube Channel and Tribe of One's Facebook page. Rik is the host of Being Creative Podcast and author of Four Homeless Millionaires: How One Family Found Riches By Leaving Everything Behind and proud puggle owner.

Email & Web

info@rikleaf.com

https://rikleaf.com

COntact Rik

250 896 2572


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