The XOEarth School of Song and Arts is a place for youngsters, grownups, musicians and non-musicians to explore, create and record music, art and video for the benefit our biosphere, humankind and other critters.
Hi. I am Stele Ely, and I am the founder and primary instructor at the little XOEarth School of Song and Arts based in Boulder Colorado. This school was started to help musicians and non-musicians create the songs, art and media our world needs to help inspire eco actions around the world.
Classes can be done online via Skype and Facetime and other online platforms, at my house in South Boulder, at your house, and at the homes of other instructors.
If you need an instructor other than myself, Stele, I will connect you with one of my ecological music teacher contacts.
Whether a person wants to help our planet by writing their own eco tunes or by performing the eco tunes written by others, XOEarth School of Song and Arts aims to make it a fun and magical journey.
For songwriters, I would like to help you get your creative eco muse on. Whether the song form is a love song, a life song, a pure environmental song and/or a future song, I want to help you write, polish and perform that world changing song that is inside of you. Songwriting for the future!
Stele Ely and other instructors can help you with your voice techniques. We can help you play that guitar, keyboard or fiddle, using some cool music theory that will make it all easier, and give you performance feedback when appropriate.
We can also help you record your song and video so you can get it out for the world, your friends and others to enjoy. We want to help your song, art or video inspire others to make choices and take actions in their lives that will make our Earth a better place.
I can arrange single or multi day tutoring, classes and workshops that can come to you, your college, your K-12 class or other group.
Whether you are a musician, artist or not, give your inner Earth defender a chance to express itself for the planet's sake.
Email or call Stele Ely via the Contact page to get started today so we can get that song or art that's in your heart out to the world - and have fun while we are at it.
For life's song and art, Stele Ely
Teacher List ::
Here are a couple of our fave teachers who can help you write, play and record a climate change or ecological song. Feel free to ask Stele for his opinion on which teacher might be a good one for you. Or, feel free to contact any of these teachers directly.
Shanna in a Dress :: Guitar, piano, voice, horn, songwriting teacher. From serious to fun, all of Shanna's songs have at least a pinch but sometimes a bushel of wit. Highly recommended. [Boulder, CO]
Jeremy Dion :: Music is a chance to tell stories of pain and beauty. Jeremy will help your song make people feel something unexpected. Hopefully one of feelings will cheer them on to take an climate change action. [Boulder, CO]
Gregory Silvus :: Piano teacher and songwriting editor. If you want to get superb feedback on your environmental song[s] from a smart guy with a big heart, here's the guy. Contact Stele to get his number or email. [Boulder, CO]
Dechen Hawk :: Music lessons with Dechen focus on musicianship as a whole, using technique, theory, and composition as the building blocks. Get your climate change action song on by teaming up with Dechen. [Boulder, CO]
Note :: There are additional instructors that are not listed here.