Happy Tuneful Tuesday! Today’s song “No Bully” by Susan Picking is just in time for Bully Prevention Month which is celebrated during the month of October. Picking released “School of Life”, a message-driven CD with the intent to teach Kindness, Tolerance, Diversity, Inclusion, Celebrating our Uniqueness, and Bullying Prevention.
The album is produced with fresh arrangements including Hip Hop/Rap, Reggae, Pop, Jazz, and Americana for youth appeal. Let’s watch this very creative music video by animator Hailey McLaughlin which compliments the song wonderfully!
“No Bully” Lyrics
© Susan Picking
The recording, mixing, and production was under the musicianship of Christopher Andrus Speak Hip Music, Grand Rapids, MI; Grammy Award winning Audio Engineer Michael Hopkins, Black Hill Recording, CT; Arranger, Musician, and Producer Erik Peterson, Studio Fourty, CT.
Let’s remember to be sure to do our parts to be upstanders in the face of bullying. Our children, peers, and community at large are depending on us to have a no tolerance policy against bullying. To purchase “No Bully”, click here!
Meet Susan Picking
Susan is an educator, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter who has released 4 CDs. She has 15 plus years of working with children in educational, recreational, and therapeutic arenas. Picking’s Passion for Mindfulness extends to teaching these practices to children. She has studied the Foundations of teaching Mindfulness through Mindfulschools.org. Picking offers interactive programs in Schools, Children’s Museums, Libraries, and Festivals. Her BA is in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Wisconsin and completed a Psychology Concentration at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Picking earned certificates in Vocal Performance and Songwriting from the Commercial Music School at Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California. She currently resides in Beloit Wisconsin.
Susan has received praise for her moving melodies and stirring lyrics which reflect a deep soul. Susan’s songs are about life, but not as we usually think of life. She cajoles the listener to see the quirky underbelly. Her wistful wit comes through a voice rich with lovely cadences, one might even hear a hint of an Irish lilt. Susan Picking is influenced by 70’s folk-rock…..with the likes of Carole King, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, and Joni Mitchell. Susan Picking on the piano has been likened to Carole King, Natalie Merchant. Sarah McLaughlin, and Norah Jones. On the ukelele, you might draw likeness in style to Patti Griffin, Alison Krause, or Celtic singer Niamh Parsons. Her arrangements are Americana influenced …….based in folk, pop, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and maybe even a little Celtic. Fitting nicely into the vague category of Independent Artist, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter. To learn more, visit: /http://www.susanleighpicking.com/