In her youth, as a pupil and student, Martina listened to many popular English speaking bands: The Beatles, the Stones, Cream, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger…to name a few…..and she sang along. The songs and their lyrics stayed with her forever and they often feature in her performances nowadays.
When she met an Englishman in Paris, she didn’t know that English was soon to become her most spoken language. She has been living in London for 30 years. Most of her English song compositions are not only suitable for language learning but have been enjoyed by children in special needs schools in England and the Channel Islands during Martina’s Music in Hospitals tours.
A few brand new songs are about climate change, a very urgent subject, and could be performed in outdoor learning environments and community settings, such as forest school sessions in primary schools, outdoor nurseries and playgroups, and community gardens.
These are some of the titles:
• Hello! Good morning!
• The number song (1-12)
• The number song (13-20)
• The days of the week
• The months/ the seasons
• When is your birthday?
• The animal-tango
• What do they speak in….?
• We’re travelling around the world
• Trees, trees! (don’t cut down the trees!)
• Let the birds fly (mindful travelling)
• Good bye!