Graphic Recording/Facilitation

Graphic Recording/Facilitation is note-taking through images, creating a dynamic environment for sharing ideas and making them concrete.  As a Graphic Recorder David has done sessions with McKesson, AT&T, Educause, and other companies who desire clarity in their symposiums and conferences.

Bringing the Sciences & Arts Together

David Williams has worked for years to bring the Sciences and Arts together.  His new book, THE TRICKSTER BRAIN: Neuroscience, Evolution, and Narrative is in part a call to bring scientific paradigms into the study of literature.

David has worked for years as an Artist-in-the-Schools as a writer, composer, playwright, and musician to bring alive scientific ideas for children through art.  An Emmy winner for his work writing songs about nature for PBS, videos of David’s songs have had over 30 million hits on youtube and can be seen here under the link “CHILDREN’S MUSIC VIDEOS FROM PBS.”  In addition, David has worked for years with Wild Bear Mountain Nature Center, writing songs about the flora and fauna of the Colorado Rockies, traveled to China to sing songs about animals to kids (below), and visited hundreds of schools throughout the US.  David is also a children’s author with Random House (Walking to the Creek, Grandma Essie’s Covered Wagon, and the latter is used in McGraw-Hill’s 5th grade reader, so millions of kids have read this story as part of their education into American history).

David is available for residencies at elementary schools to write musical plays on environmental themes, to speak to teachers on how to bring science alive in the classroom through the arts, and to do presentations of his eco songs.  Please contact Trapdoor Media at 720-308-0915 or


This is a musical play by David Williams written with the STEM Magnet Lab School Second Graders in Northglenn, Colorado and produced by Gregg Cannady, musical director for Adams County School District 12. This musical play is free to the public to produce with the exception of recording.  

New Article about the STEM SCHOOL PROJECT

GOING DOWN THE RIVER MUSICAL PLAY This is a PDF of the Play Book.  Below are PDFs of the sheet music of individual songs.

going down the river Music and Words

life is a journey Music and Words

home of me and you Music and Words

sunlight song Music and Words

water song Music and Words

Testimony from Gregg  Cannady, Music Director of Adams 12 School District, and musical producer: Gregg Letter