Nancy in Texas said my Biology Cd is "hilarious" and recommends it to others
Jewel in Louisina expressed excitement at how easy to use the songs on my website are...
..."We have been singing your songs as well. The info you gave me was helpful. I specifically enjoyed the activity ideas and songs."
Kathy Swegels, kindergarten teacher in Northville
"The remarks we received both from teachers and students were extremely positive. Not only did they delight in your program, but learned a great deal also. Yours is such a pleasant medium to transmit a knowledge and love of
nature... and I especially appreciate your interest and enthusiasm in doing so" Sally Fraser, former president of North Hill PTA in Rochester
"Just wanted to say thank you again for the super program you provided for my second graders... I am enclosing some letters they wrote you...they want to be sure you remember them after you become famous."
Marilyn Kevern, Brewster Elementary, Rochester
And my absolute favorite is from a second grader: Robin Nagel
Dear Ms. Boss
I liked your posters.
I liked your song about Buffy.
You play the guitar good.
Willie the Worm was excellent.
You sing good.
I like your Boss hat.
I like your slides.
You are funny.
And famus in are klas.
I learned a lote.
It doesn't get any better than that!!!!
Who's the Boss?
Hi, I'm Evie Boss. I have been playing
guitar for 30+ years. I started writing
songs because if they were mine no one
would know if I messed up!!!!
I have been teaching Biology for 26 years and use my guitar occasionally in the classroom to introduce a concept. It all started when I wrote a funny song about the parts of an earthworm. I was surprised to discover that my former students would come back and be able to sing "Willy the Worm" two years later!! I have found music to be a wonderful teaching tool as well as creative outlet for many of my students.
I have been creating environmental programs for elementary schools and nature centers for 15 years using a variety of materials and songs. I have helped schools develop courtyards and grounds to encourage wildlife, started recycling programs, and raised orphan and injured animals.
My children's albums are always easy listening with a variety of styles from country, folk, pop, to Dr. Seuss-like poems. I pride myself on clear vocals so that the words are heard. I also provide a booklet with lyrics and suggested activities to promote multiple intelligence learning. I have been blessed to see extremely shy children and even autistic children respond to my music.
It took a bout with breast cancer (survivor since 1996) to give me the courage to begin sharing my inspirational music at various retreats in the midwest. My "Heart Songs" provide music which inspires, promotes healing, and encourages personal growth.
I am a member of the Science Songwriter's Association as well as a member of Environmental Songwriters.
I am honored to be listed in the 2003-2006 touring program directory of the Michigan Arts and Humanities Council. I not only perform for children but have recently begun doing programs for teachers which touch on topics such as stress management, using music in all disciplines, inexpensive hands-on activities, and the multiple intelligences approach.
My greatest wish for all is that we each always carry a song in our heart,
Check out the artist's website:
1. Crazy About Critters
2. In The Wetlands
3. The Picnic
4. Garden Cops
5. Hairy Spider
6. The Lad With the Turtle
7. I'm a Turtle
8. My Piggy
9. I Have a Cat
10. Like A Bird
11. Don't Get Pets!