What made you start The Singing Walrus?
We believe that music is an incredibly important part of a child's life. There is something inherent to the human experience that draws us to music, and this is no less true for children than adults.
It can be an amazing tool for expression and emotional development, particularly for young minds. And as we're discovering through the advances of science, music can be a very effective tool for learning. This is why we decided to start The Singing Walrus.
Our goal is to create engaging, fun songs for children that incorporate the topics that they are learning in school. We feel that our songs are not only a great way to help learn simple subjects, but also to provide children with a joyful experience.
History of The Singing Walrus
The Singing Walrus was founded in 2011 by Ja-Hae Oh and Josh Grimley, a married couple who worked as English teachers in South Korea for nearly 3 years. During their stay in Korea, they had the opportunity to compose and produce a series of 12 educational songs for their school. After the success of this initial project, Josh and Ja-Hae decided to create a company that develops fun educational media. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, they have composed over 100 songs for schools and publishers around the world, while also creating their own brand of educational songs and videos for preschool and kindergarten kids.
In October of 2012, Josh and Ja-Hae officially launched "The Singing Walrus" YouTube channel, publishing their very first music video "Counting Numbers 1-10". As of February of 2022, the channel has now 1.8 million subscribers from all over the world.