Call Me A Nerd is a kid’s music project instilling confidence and leadership skills in children ages six through eleven (kindergarten – 5th grade). This is the age when they are establishing their social position in the world around them. Through songs and music, we teach children to embrace exactly who they are, be it nerd, athlete, musician, or geek. We are picking up where Free To Be You And Me left off. When a child really gets to know and accept themselves, they walk strongly in this world. This personal strength can help them excel in social, academic and athletic situations – and even disarm the bully.
Jonathan Grossman is an award-winning composer and performer. Since his graduation with a B.A. in Music from Cornell University in 1991, he has dedicated his life to music both as an indy recording artist with his band, Dogwood Moon and as a television composer, Joan of Arcadia (CBS). Call Me A Nerd is his first children’s music record and the start of the Call Me A Nerd Project which will expand to in-school seminars and children’s animated programming.
Willie Aron is an award-winning film and television composer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. His score for the independent film The Curiosity Of Chance won Best Musical Score at the 2007 Nashville Film Festival. Aron has performed and recorded with acclaimed artists such as Phoebe Snow, Rickie Lee Jones, Van Dyke Parks, and Peter Himmelman. In 2007, he and Himmelman co-produced a children’s album, My Green Kite, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album of 2007.