“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for the MTV Crowd”

How to be a Kid is a children’s series created by and starring fellow DePauw alum Jack Stahlmann, who asked me to write and produce music for the pilot episode.

Aimed at the underserved 8- to 11-year-old demographic, HTBAK teaches problem-solving skills in real-life situations like schoolyard bullies and test-taking.

Joe Raposo is one of my heroes, and Raposo himself was a big fan of Spike Jones. This score is a nod to both. When the series gets picked up I’ll break out the kazoo & player piano!  A clip:

Jack Stahlmann – Creator
Andrew Putscheogl – Producer/Director
Brian Goad – Producer/Editor
Heather Hogan – Writer