Why the focus on history? Is Michelle a history teacher?
Michelle doesn't teach history (although she highly considered it). She teaches specialized reading.
She writes songs from the perspective of overlooked historical characters because it is fun, insightful, and interesting. This approach causes her to research information and random facts, resulting in stories to offer others (a different focus than her first five albums.) Mainly, she likes providing an educational opportunity for herself and her listeners.
I've seen you perform as a husband/wife duo. Who writes the songs?
Michelle writes the melodies, words, and guitar parts. She usually "talks" her way through this process with her husband Adam. He serves as an editor, producer, backup researcher, and general sounding board.
There are so many fascinating true stories in the world. It keeps life entertaining to dig for them. Adam adds bass and... voila!
What is bibliotherapy?
Bibliotherapy takes place when stories are used to assist someone's psychological development. (It's probably a haphazard process you do already if you like to read a lot.) It can be done better, however, by narrowing in on a specific four-stage process involving identification, examination, insight, and universalization - all aided by activities throughout and after reading a carefully chosen text. Michelle enjoys this process so much she studied it for her master's thesis and now writes songs using it.
Can I hire Savvy History?
Yes. Check out this page or contact Michelle at savvyhistory[at]gmail.com
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