"The students, teachers and audience alike are quite spellbound by the experience of writing and performing with Mr. Hersch. This event is a yearly highlight and has become a highly valued tradition."
Sue Huemann, Music Teacher, Dayton Elementary School
"During the James Hersch week, I learned many things... He helped me learn that songs always have a story behind them and allow the heart to write the lyrics and he also helped me gain enough confidence to play one of my instruments in front of someone other than my grandmother."
Student Reflection, Nicole Kronzer, Creative Writing Class
"Each year I feel I'm impacted in ways that only time reveals from a week at Family Camp. Your songs will always trigger my memories of time spent at RTLC. You are such a blessing to our family!"
Cows, Bugs & Aardvarks is the online home for the album "Cows, Bugs & Aardvarks" as well as the music created by thousands of kids with James Hersch. Enjoy :) "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination" - Albert Einstein "I don't want to make kids more like grown-ups; I want to make grown-ups more like kids." - Woody Guthrie
Each residency tells it's own story as a group of songs. To give that story a longer life, I make sure that we have a good, clean recording of every song, published professionally on CD and online.