Marla Lewis has delighted hundreds of young audiences in the New York City area at outdoor concerts, schools, libraries,day camps, and more.  Her songs have been played on radio shows from JoJoRadio in Germany to K-Too in Alaska, and performed by children from around the world, from France to Australia.

Marla's music graces many styles, from pop, rock, and blues to jazz, classical, and world.  Her subject matter is diverse as well: from "We All Laugh in the Same Language," a tune that celebrates diversity; to "My Room's a Mess!"  to "Mighty Jackie, The Strikeout Queen" (co-written with Les Julian),which tells the true story of 17 year old Jackie Mitchell, who struck out Babe Ruth AND Lou Gehrig in the same game! -- you will find songs about almost everything you can imagine.

Marla has a song on a Grammy-Winning CD!  Her tune, "Leap of Faith," appears on the album, ALL ABOUT BULLIES...BIG AND SMALL, which won Best Children's Recording at the 54th Annual Grammies. Recently, Marla's Song, "Celebrating Kwanzaa," appeared in an independent film, Father vs. Son, co-starring Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family.  She has just finished writing and recording "Funny Little Bunny and Friends," the theme song for a brand new animated television series.  

Both of Marla's CD's have won prominent national and international awards. Her first,  We All Laugh in the Same Language, was awarded NAPPA (National Association of Parenting Publications) Gold and Parents' Choice Approved.  Her second CD,  I Love to Talk to Plants, won NAPPA Honorsand Parents' Choice Gold.  Many of her songs have received individual awards as well. (See Awards page).  

For 23 years, Marla worked as an elementary school teacher of English as a Second Language.  In this capacity, she created songs and literacy programs to teach English to her ESL students in a fun way.  One of these programs, entitled We Love to Read, co-written with ESL teacher Bernadette Falletta, is a musical/phonics program geared especially to learners of English. In addition, she has presented countless workshops promoting Music and Literacy at educational conferences throughout the East Coast of the US.

Presently, Marla is writing songs for children who are seriously ill through Songs of Love, a national charitable organization.

(See the Teacher page). Check out her resume here: Marlas_resume.pdf

 

Marla is available for

**Concerts

**Educational Workshops for teachers

**Songwriting workshops for kids

**Any songwriting project you can dream up :)