About Guiding Song

“The greatest gift you can give the world is to tell your truth.”

~ Cheryl Walters

My name is Marieke Slovin Lewis. I hold a PhD in Sustainability Education from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. I am a musician, writer, editor, yogi, and creative guide. I created the organization Guiding Creativity to house my many creative offerings to the world.

Guiding Song is an offshoot of this organization. Through Guiding Song, I write music with people from their stories, using a method of songwriting I developed called Story-to-Song (STS). STS is a variation on the folk music tradition of writing songs from stories. It is a collaborative process, wherein a person is invited to share a story from their life and I work with them to guide the story into a song.

To learn about this songwriting method, visit: Origins of Story-to-Song

To learn more about Guiding Song, visit: About Guiding Song

We are honored to have been invited to share our migration songs on Episode 9: Songs of Migration for the podcast Crossings: The Refugee Experience in America. Special thanks to the host and developers of the podcast, Vincent Hostak and Janice Pugh Wohler.

In this video, I perform the migration song “Never Give Up” with musician and composer, Pierre Michaud at Den Teirling in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium.

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