Use music to promote and encourage freedom, self-expression, connection, education, and an appreciation of diverse cultures and ideas.

I'm CJ Sola, a lover of all things creative.  I'm a singer-songwriter, musician, designer, teacher, and author.  Throughout life, music has given me an outlet for emotions and ideas and has allowed me to connect with many people and discover new things. 

It would be wonderful to inspire kids, and adults, to think about how music is made. More importantly, Genrerama is about exploring new forms of music, thus interacting with different cultures and ideas.  Aside from the books, songs, and videos, I hope the t-shirt designs spread a message of unity and lead to discussions about the music, era, and artists represented. Let us all see that our differences don't have to splinter us but can, instead, create harmony.


I operate my small business in Long Beach, CA and am energized by creating and learning as I develop new books, songs, shirts, and more.  I write and illustrate as well as design and print my shirts by hand.  When you shop from my site you are, not only supporting small business but, getting something that is crafted with the spirit of creativity in mind.  I still perform and teach preschool music.  While music is my passion, I'm a fan of all of the arts and the unique ways people find to express emotions and ideas.