Music Creation & Live Performance

From heavy involvement in bands, teaching music, performing in choirs and as a solo singer, I get the most satisfaction from the challenge of creating or performing music to a set brief - the more specific, the better!

In recent years, I have been commissioned to write a lot of music for children as a 'ghost-writer', meaning I don't take credit for the completed work. Without realising, you may have heard or even sung along to some of my work through game apps, advertising videos, children's TV shows, Youtube channels and church songs. I'm fine with not getting the credit - the fun for me is in the creation!

Business

Let me work with you to create an advertising jingle or song for promotion. ​If you work with children, creating songs for them is my forte, but I am confident with other genre as well. Pricing is flexible - let me know what you are after and how much you would like to pay for it, and we can go from there.

Below are two examples of a capella songs I have created for Muslim Kids TV, based in Canada:

Schools 

School Songs unify and bring a shared identity to groups like nothing else! For $350+GST, I can create a song based on your school's history, values and qualities, providing you with full and backing tracks, as well as harmony learning tracks for a choir and a simple video for lyric projection with your school logo. (See example video.) We could also discuss options to record your own students singing the song.

Freebie for Schools!

My gift to you - download Afio Mai, a multicultural welcoming song for assemblies and special school events, complete with lyrics and guitar chords, as well as harmony tracks for children to learn parts with.

Afio Mai (Welcome Song for Schools) - Shirley from shirleycan.com
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Individuals

Give someone you love the gift of song. I am happy to work from existing ideas and lyrics, to creating something unique and personalised from scratch, or to take existing popular songs and rewrite the lyrics to suit your purposes. I charge from $100+GST per song for individuals and work quickly to create a song they will treasure. Your song is yours alone and I will never use it for anyone or anything else. Here are some things I have been asked to create songs for before for individuals:
 

- Love song for a partner

- Birthday gift

- Song to remember a deceased loved one

- Song to honour a stillborn child

- Lullaby for a child, using things they love to personalise it

- Wedding song

- Daily routine song for child with autism

Live Performance

Need an acoustic sound at your event? Maybe my guitar, loop pedal and I could help out. I plan to upload more videos to Youtube soon, but until then, check out some of the range of song covers I have performed in the past. (Of course, I'm happy to perform original songs as well, especially special ones, written for your event itself.) 

Shirley is a true superstar, she has a deep experience in what she does and is very creative. She takes my briefs and somehow manages to create a fantastic piece of music that is just perfect. I really cannot recommend her enough.

- Sam H, Pre-School Music Developer in UK, November 2013
(Pre-School educational songs)

Can I help with Music? I Shirley can - let me know what you need:

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