Meet a KidTunz Composer: Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore is a producer, composer and vocalist based out of Orlando, Florida. She has written over 500 songs, composing for companies such as Music Precedent, Strang Communications/Charisma Life Publishers, Integrity Music, The American Bible Society, Gospel Publishing House, and Radiant Music. She’s worked as the vocal contractor and director for Walt Disney World and as the children’s choir director for the PBS show, “Dooley and Pals”.
This week we checked in with Sarah and loved hearing about her composing, breaking into song with her sons, and what she’s been working on lately.
How did you first begin writing songs?
I guess I was always writing songs in my head, but I didn’t start writing them down until I was in college. My first songs were about breakups and relationships. Then, I wrote Contemporary Christian songs that I sang for the church. I didn’t start writing for children until after I had kids.
How do you think your songwriting has changed over the years?
This is an interesting and thought-provoking question. Specifically dealing with children’s music, many things stay the same…but I have noticed a trend towards more intricate rhythms which I love. When children around the world can sing the music from Disney movies word for word, with all the notes and difficult rhythms spot on…we need to up our game and give them something that excites them, even if there is also challenge involved.
“We need to up our game and give them something that excites them, even if there is also challenge involved.” – Sarah Moore
What is a creative way for a family or ministry to incorporate music into their day/service?
I made up tons of songs to sing with my boys. We had a song to teach them their address, and a song we sang whenever we were going someplace in the car that incorporated our destination or who we were going to see. We still break into that one every once in a while just for grins.
If you could give those who work with children one thing, what would it be?
Don’t underestimate what you have to offer the children. You may not be a professional singer, but they just need to see that you enjoy singing. If it seems like fun for you, they will be drawn in. (Click to Tweet)
What is a project you’ve been working on these days?
I’m creating a Spanish version of 5 Christian children’s songs I produced in English for a client last year. He put the songs on Youtube and has had so much international attention that he decided to have the songs translated and go back into the studio.
We’re so thankful that Sarah has chosen to invest her musical ability and creativity into building up the next generation. Can’t wait to see what she’ll create next. For now, though, here are some of Sarah’s greatest KidTunz songs!
“Firm believers, standing strong on faith.
Firm believers, exercise is what it takes
To build up those muscles of spirituality.
Firm believers, that’s what we wanna be.”
“Welcome to a work in progress. You’ve enterd a construction zone.
We’re building on a firm foundation, but not with brick and stone.
Jesus is the model of perfection. His plans for us are divine.
So, welcome to a work in progress; building character in our lives…in our lives.”
“See God’s plan through history. Everything we do He sees.
He empowers, acts and saves. He’s involved in our lives everyday.
Come join the caravan. Travel to an ancient land.
Explore Egyptian style, treasures of the Nile.”
“Santo Espíritu, bello regalo de Dios
Guiado por tu luz, serviré al Señor
Ven a mí y lléname,
Yo quiero el poder qu s”lo Tú me das,
Si pido hoy, Tú me das, si yo busco, hallaré
Y si golpeo, se rá abierto,
Tu Espíritu llenará me alma.”
“I wanna show God’s love, joy and peace,
Patience, kindness, I want more of these.
Goodness, faithfulness, that’s my goal. I’ll have gentleness and self-control.”
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