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.
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. Last year, Marla had the honor of creating two signature songs for the International Breast Milk Project called "Children of Africa" and "Lend a Hand."
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 Honors and Parents' Choice Gold. Many of her songs have received individual awards as well. (See Awards page).
Marla is also an elementary school teacher of English as a Second Language. In this capacity, she has 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. (See the Teacher page). Check out her resume here: Marlas_resume.pdf
Marla is available for
**Educational Workshops for teachers
**Songwriting workshops for kids
**Any songwriting project you can dream up :)