Your Song Story a Weekend Workshop 2016
Has there ever been a time in your life where you wanted to write a song and just didn't know how to put it all together??? On November 4th 5th and 6th I will be holding a songwriting workshop at my studio space on Hunter Rd. This workshop will be open to everyone who would like to learn how to put a song or songs together in a very creative atmosphere with likeminded people. Its time to let all of those lyrics appear on paper and put them to beautiful sounds. I will help facilitate you in the process and guide you gently and soulfully to your own original song! Come with an open mind and an open heart and be ready to share and move through the amazing process of songwriting.
The Workshop will involve some meditation, lots of creative writing, and learning how to make chord families that work together. Bring all of your creative juices and life stories along to play as we will be ready to frolic in this non judgmental environment!
Please bring an instrument preferably a guitar, or some other stringed, or percussion insturment that you can sing with. If you do not have or use a stringed or percussion instrument you can work to create a chant style song. As the weekend goes on I will be gently encouraging everyone to share their writing, singing and playing no matter your skill level.
Be ready to be vulnerable and free you heart into some untouched creative spaces that will be full of healing and heartwarming sound! Work together or work solo, the journey is yours to discover and allow those beautiful words to sync in with a melody, a melody that is truly your own, a melody that has been within you since the beginning of time.
Time to let yourself go into this unexplored relm and allow all of the possibilities to shine! Leave all of your judgement at the door!
I once held a songwriting workshop and one of the participants wrote a song about bacon!!! BACON!!! Brilliant! It was one of our favorite songs of the weekend and we got her to play it over and over again! How did bacon become a subject? Well...... I asked everyone to write about something that they knew about. And well.....she loved bacon........most of us know about bacon and can relate in some way....sure enough it was a hit!! So lets allow ourselves to play way outside the box and write with abandon and allow the unfolding of your original song or songs to begin!
Sometimes writing can be a difficult obstacle to overcome. I will be here to support and facilitate those who have a hard time overcoming the judgement of writing, and help you learn to value the work that is being produced. First time songwriting can be very challenging. Once you get started and learn to play in the process amazing things start to happen
The full house and outdoor area will be open to those who would like to stretch out and revel in the writing of their piece/pieces. Make yourself at home in the blissful studio, or one of the other many rooms that will be set up with creative energy, comfort and courage.
Munchies will be provided throughout the weekend so feel free to bring a light lunch!
A small intimate concert will be held at the end of day three. Feel free to perform your new song for others or simply be part of the amazing audience!!
Friday Nov 4th 2016 7:00 pm to 9:30pm
Saturday Nov 5th 2016 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday Nov 6th 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday Nov 6th 2016 3:00pm to 5:00pm Open Concert
What you will need to bring
- An Open Mind and an Open Heart
- A Guitar or instrument that you feel comfortable singing with
- Your Singing Voice
- Your journal or a book specifically for your enlightened thoughts
- Water bottle, yoga mat, pillow, all the little bits that make you feel super comfy.
This Song Story Workshop is a perfect fit for you if:
You have always wanted to write a song
You would like to better understand the songwriting process
You are looking to make your own music
You are ready to tell your story
You enjoy a non judgmental environment to create in
You would like to share your music with others
You are interested in the writing process
You would like to partake in a journey of self discovery
Song Story Workshop
Price of the entire weekend 185$
Where?? 3050 Hunter Rd Thunder Bay
Looking Forward to exploring this new and creative process with you!