Songwriting for Kids


My name is Josephine Cameron. I wrote my first songs and stories at a tiny yellow desk with a pink chair. The great thing about being a kid is that your internal “censor” has not fully developed. Unlike most adults, you still have what Rachel Carson (my heroine) calls “the sense of wonder.” Creativity is all around you. It isn’t difficult, it’s fun. And it comes naturally.  

As a kid, I wrote book after book, stapling together pages from old invoice pads or receipt books that my dad would bring home from work. I illustrated my books. I gave them away as gifts. There was no doubt in my mind that I was an author; that I would always be an author. When I grew up, I would have a house filled with books and I would write and sing all day.  

And guess what? It’s not so far from the truth!  

Today, I write fiction for kids, teach one-on-one music lessons, give school presentations, and help guide elementary school students through the process of composing their own songs, stories, and poetry. My ultimate goal is to help children connect to their innate sense of wonder, and foster the creative spirit that exists in each and every one of us.