As a music lover, I began incorporating music within my classes. After my first hit single, “Cold in Here”, I dropped my name Mr. Tyler and became known on stage as Vanelli – a cross between the rappers Vanilla Ice and Nelly. Unfortunately for me, Nelly’s version “Hot in Here” became an instant hit, he became a huge star, and he refuses to answer any of my phone calls.
Over the years, I have been collaborating with other artists in creating and developing my CDs. I have been adding members to my possé known as H12 or the Henrico dozen (even though I only have 5 other members at this time: 50 Sent, his boy 10 Ses, Mini Me, Laurio and AZ). Together, 50 Sent and 10 Ses serve as my bodyguards and disciplinarians. Any problems with students in my classroom are handled by 50 Sent 10 Ses – say it out loud and think about it…
Below are samples of the tracks from my CDs that are still in production. My first CD, entitled The Classroom Mix, has been in the studio for several years and is constantly being updated and revised. If you have any requests or suggestions of songs or artists that would fit into my collection, please let me know! I hope you enjoy…Vanelli
Here is the latest video, Can Your Students Learn Math?, that was released in 2019.
You can view all of the videos here.
In The Big House
My first album containing videos! This represents a collaborative effort with many other budding artists in HCPS!
- Math Life! | Vanelli | Lyrics | Video | 2010
- SOL (Techno Remix) | Rihanna & Vanelli | Lyrics | Video | 2011
- Upgrade! | Beyonce’ & Vanelli | Lyrics | Video | 2012
- Teacher Evaluations! | Robin Thicke & Vanelli | Video | 2014
- Instructional Planner
- SOL – The Expedited Edition | LunchMoney Lewis & Vanelli | Lyrics | Video | 2015
- Stressed Out (SOL Version) | 21 Pilots & Vanelli | Video | 2016
- Believer (Karaoke Sing-Along) | Imagine Dragons & Vanelli | Video | 2017
- Can Your Students Learn Math? | Fitz and the Tantrums & Vanelli | Video | 2019
The Classroom Mix
These songs represent the core of my classroom. Not only do they express the emotions of my teaching style, they express the learning environment within my classroom. Remember these things – it will be cold in my classroom, I am your daddy, and don’t lose the “Why” game!
- Let’s Get Quizzical | Olivia Newton John | Demo
- Gettin’ Testy Wit It | Will Smith | Demo
- We Ready | Archie Eversole | Demo
- My Math Is Like Whoa | Mya | Demo
- The Wall | Pink Floyd
- Lose Yourself | Eminem | Lyrics | Audio
- Sexy Math | Justin Timberlake | Lyrics | Audio
Vanelli Returns – The Iceman Cometh
These songs represent my second CD and represent the product of many years of classroom complaints. Do you really think my classroom is cold? Check out these tracks and see for yourself!
- This Is Why I’m Not Hot | Mims | Lyrics | Audio
- Cold in Here | Nelly | Demo
- Ice Cold! | Outkast | Demo
- Ice Ice Baby | Vanilla Ice | Demo
- Cool | Gwen Stefani | Demo
- Cold as Ice | Foreigner
- Drop It Like It’s Cold | Snoop Dog
These songs were inspired by the use of graphing calculators and technology within my classroom. Look for the dance mix versions in the clubs!
- Roses | Outkast | Demo
- Run It! | Chris Brown | Demo
- Buttons | Pussycat Dolls | Demo
- F1 Train | Quad City DJ’s | Demo
- Question Countdown | Pee Wee Herman | Audio
- SOL (Techno Remix) | Rihanna | Lyrics | Audio
- My Calculator | Rihanna | Lyrics | Audio
- The Root Is Our X-Intercept | Rockmaster Scott and the Dynamic Three
Doin’ Sum Math
Basic tips brought to you from Vanelli and miscellaneous artists. It’s important to not only do the math but to understand what you are doing correct and incorrect. Make sure to pay attention to the small details to ensure success.
- No Diggity | Blackstreet | Lyrics | Audio
- P-E-M-D-A-S | Aretha Franklin | Lyrics | Audio
- Work It | Missy Elliott | Demo
- Check On It | Beyonce’ | Demo
- The Sign | Ace of Base | Demo
- Simplified | Disturbed | Demo
- Signs | Tesla | Demo
- Check It! | Outkast | Demo
- Same Signs Add & Keep | Vanelli | Audio
- Do It To It | Cherish
- Chain of Fools | Aretha Franklin
- Punk Rocker | Sandi Thom
- 1,2,3,4 (feat. Laurio) | Coolio
- Give It Away | Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Remember the Name | Fort Minor
- It’s Goin’ Down (Descending) | Yung Joc
- Twelve Days of Factoring | Vanelli | Lyrics | Audio
This is my current project. It’s been difficult working with artists because the majority of them really don’t enjoy advanced math topics! Special thanks to J.T. and Ciara for being the ground breakers of this activity.
- 1,2 Step | Ciara | Demo
- Draw Me A River | Justin Timberlake | Demo
- Solving Quadratics | Kanye West | Lyrics | Audio
- Quadratic Formula (Guitar) | Vanelli | Audio
- Quadratic Formula (Piano) | Vanelli | Audio
- Plus or Minus | Wiz Khalifa | Lyrics | Audio
- ZPP (Zero Product Property) | Naughty by Nature
- This Is How We Do It | Montel Jordan
- Hey Mama (Factoring) | Black Eyed Peas
- Flip It! | Devo
- I’m N Luv | T-Pain
These songs describe both teacher and student behaviors in the classroom. Lyrics have been influenced by the positive and negative activities throughout the school year. This emotional CD represents the ups and downs of the teaching profession and the high school environment.
- Hey Ya! | Outkast | Demo
- Gimme That | Chris Brown | Lyrics | Audio
- Patience | Guns N Roses | Demo
- My Way | Limp Bizkit | Lyrics | Audio
- Askin’ Questions | Will Smith | Demo
- How Come? | D12
- Crash | Gwen Stephani
- Wait A Minute | Pussy Cat Dolls
- Snow (Hey Oh) | Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Cupid’s Chokehold (Take a Look at My Homework) | Gym Class Heroes
- Shut Up | Black Eyed Peas
- What Have You Done | Within Temptation
This album discusses your family tree and answers the very important question “Who’s your daddy?”
This album branches out to a new subject to incorporate concepts discussed in Geometry.
- 360 | Josh Hogge
- What Goes Around Comes Around | Justin Timberlake
- Round and Round | Ratt
- You Spin Me Round | Dead or Alive
- Circle of Life | Elton John
- Righ Round | Flo Rida
The Tutor Tavern
Find yourself doing poorly in your class? This album is for you! Get inspired to overcome your difficulties as Vanelli offers you advice.
- Low | Flo Rida | Demo
- Stop and Share | One Republic
- Don’t Worry Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
- Over My Head | The Fray
- Let’s Get It Started | Black Eyed Peas
- Work It Out | Unk
- Snap Yo Fingers | Lil John
- How We Do | The Game
- Work That | Mary J. Blige
- Whatever You Like | T.I.
This album features typical questions and answers within my classroom. It is unique because many of the tracks features my students!
- Irreplaceable | Beyonce | Demo
- Down (Finding Slope) | Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne | Lyrics | Audio
- We Will Graph You (Linear) | Queen | Lyrics | Audio
- We Will Graph You (Quadratic) | Queen | Lyrics | Audio
- I’m Goin’ Down | Bruce Springsteen | Lyrics | Demo
- Sugar We’re Going Down | Fall Out Boy
Vanelli – Comedy in the Classroom – Live!
Hear the humorous side of mathematics live from the classroom! This album contains jokes, stories, and activities that make math more fun.
- Story Time! (2007) | Vanelli | Audio
- 100 Pink Ping Pong Balls (2007) | Vanelli | Audio
- “Why Game” Rules | Vanelli | Audio
- Italian Math Test | Vanelli | Lyrics | Audio | Web
- The Little Acorn That Could | Vanelli | Audio
This album features typical questions and answers within my classroom. It is unique because many of the tracks features my students!.
- What U Know About That? | T.I.
- Too Little Too Late (homework) | Jo Jo
- I Dare You | Shinedown
- Money in the Bank (feat. AZ) | Lil Scrappy
Due to popular demand and the recent successes of Vanelli in Tokyo, Vanelli is re-recording several of his top hits in Japanese! Stay tuned!
- Turning Japanese | The Vapors