Youth Songwriting Class (ages 11 & up)
Songwriting is an incredible way to spark the creative process and give youth a voice and a powerful way to make sense of their experiences. This class will be an encouraging, judgment free zone where everyone's voice is heard and valued. We will cover analysis of song form and structure, and work with different writing prompts each class. We'll do lots of writing and talk about everything from creating a safe space, to co-writing, album art, vocal techniques for different genres, and preparing for recording and performance. The class will culminate with an optional virtual open mic where participants will have the chance to share they've been working on.
This is a safe space, a challenge by choice environment, and is open to anyone interested in songwriting or singing. All welcome, from seasoned singer songwriters to beginners, everyone has an important voice to share! Participants are welcome to work with a ukulele, guitar, piano or other accompaniment instrument if they would like, though it's completely optional and not required.