Michele Purcell, keyboardist, singer and songwriter, is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where she majored in communications and minored in music. Before becoming a mom, she worked in the music industry for a large record company. She also has performed solo and in bands for many years. Michele has two young boys on the autistic spectrum and she and her husband often use music to motivate them to perform their everyday activities. She thought that if music motivated her sons, it would do so for other children as well. She met Barbara after placing an ad for a lyricist on the internet, and they formed a partnership and a friendship.
Barbara Fine Buxbaum is a published writer and lyricist who holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. She has previously worked in the areas of marketing communications, healthcare and human services and is the mother of an active little boy and girl. Barbara’s passion for writing, music and children compelled her to answer Michele’s request for a songwriting partner. She believes that music is a useful tool in guiding her own children each day and hopes that the songs she and Mich
ele create will lighten the lives of other children and the people who care for them.