Posted November 19, 2015, under Tim's Blog

I can hardly believe 2015 is nearly done. Here are some of the reasons I am thankful this season: a friend getting out of the hospital only a little the worse for mileage. another friend trading in an original-issue orifice for a shiny new mechanical one that should last a lot longer. a boy genius … Read More

The GriffinEd Channel is a Go!

Posted September 18, 2015, under Tim's Blog

Many thanks to the Annenberg Foundation for generously supporting our first (of many, we hope) animated music videos! Depending on how this goes, this may the future of GriffinEd. CLICK HERE TO SEE SIX LEG JUMP ON YOUTUBE!

Back To Work, George

Posted June 26, 2015, under Tim's Blog

I am often asked if I write ONLY for kids; The answer is no, I write a lot of geeky songs for grownups too. My goal is usually to write something that will appeal to both kids and adults, since I rarely find myself performing for just one or the other. But there are some … Read More

Open Call For Songs

Posted June 12, 2015, under Tim's Blog

To my fellow filkers and songwriters: For the first time, GriffinEd is calling for submissions of your fun learning songs. Attached is a fairly detailed (4 pages) description of what GriffinEd is looking for; you can download it by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to share it with anyone who might be … Read More

Your Inner Simon

Posted March 27, 2015, under Tim's Blog

I was leading two writing workshops this week with a class of high-schoolers, and I couldn’t help noticing how much easier it is to get younger kids (i.e. elementary school) to write music. The teenagers in these workshops were bright, articulate, and knew the subject matter (environmental science) just fine; it’s only the fear stopping … Read More

Another new year already!

Posted January 8, 2015, under Tim's Blog

As I start digging into the agenda for 2015, I want to take a moment to thank the people who supported GriffinEd in 2014 with their time, expertise, art, music, contacts, and donations. This is emphatically NOT a solicitation; I just thought you should know what we’re doing with your money, music, etc. With that … Read More

Squeee Factor

Posted October 26, 2014, under Tim's Blog

Okay, pretty busy here but some quick GriffinEd news: I just won the 2014 Pegasus Award for best writer/composer. Yay me! Best Beloved has declared me insufferable in my squeee. We have our first ever online-only, totally webcastified, internet-exclusive-to-your-internet-thing concert coming up Tuesday (10/28) evening at 7 pm Pacific Time. Pay whatever you like at … Read More

Moving Forward

Posted September 29, 2014, under Tim's Blog

Many, many thanks to all who joined us the evening of Saturday, September 27th at the La Canada Thursday Club for a fun evening of dinner, music, margaritas, and raising money to support GriffinEd’s mission to bring fun educational music to schools!!! It was a delight to see such a big turnout and I had … Read More

The Big GriffinEd dinner concert is coming!

Posted August 30, 2014, under Tim's Blog

On Saturday, September 27, we’ll be hosting the first annual GriffinEd benefit dinner concert for grownups! If you’d like to join us in La Canada, California for a very special evening of music and storytelling, please contact me by clicking here and ask for an invitation. The catered dinner, open bar, and live show (me!) … Read More

AAAS members, click here first!!!

Posted June 17, 2014, under Tim's Blog

This is a special blog entry for the use of attendees of the AAAS Pacific Division conference in June of 2014. Rather than hand you one more pretty flier for you to stick in the next recycling bin you see, I thought it would make more sense to just prepare a web entry for you … Read More