Shoes, Fortnite & Movie Trailer Music: Why Genki English isn’t your average “kiddy music” & keeps the teacher cool :)

I’ve had quite a few people who’ve seen the dramatic movie trailer music I’ve recently produced (and the DC Stargirl scoring I did last week) and saying

 “I didn’t know you composed & produced music too!”

The thing is, this is what makes Genki English different.

These aren’t your average “kiddy songs” you find for free on Youtube.

The same techniques that I use in writing movie trailer music,  where we have to “sell” the movie to the audience, are exactly the same techniques I use when writing the Genki English songs in order to “sell” English to the students in a completely over the top and cool way.

It’s the same techniques used in advertising music where companies use music to get you addicted to a product,  I use the same ideas when I write and produce the Genki English music to get the kids addicted to English and the new English phrases stuck in their heads.

Shoes, Fortnite & Tom Cruise?

Genki English makes you cool 🙂

  • A few years ago a famous shoe company ( Camper shoes) used one of the Genki language learning songs in their TV ads as they wanted to use the Genki energy to sell shoes.
  • The online game Fortnite used the backing music from the Genki Disco Warm Up in their disco updates a few years ago.
  • Plus of course Tom Cruise’s co-star in the Last Samurai,  Koyuki, was also using the Genki English “How are you?” song in her TV Show.

Genki English isn’t your average “kiddy songs” music.   I write and produce the Genki songs with all the same skills and techniques I use for all the other music productions I do.

If you haven’t already,  give it a try in your classes and add some of that movie level energy,  I think you’ll be surprised at the results! 🙂

Be genki,


P.S.   Yes, I will be back to writing more Genki English songs very soon.  The movie trailer music projects have just kept me a little busy this year!


Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

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