(Now full. Please contact email@example.com to be added to waitlist and/or early notification about the next session.) Song is a potent medium for processing emotion, conveying information, and sharing ideas. Now is a wonderful time to bring what you have to the artform! This live, twelve-part workshop with Diane Cluck introduces skills and creative approaches to the art of songwriting. The series will include craft talks, writing prompts and group exercises in an encouraging environment. We’ll learn ways to uncover, generate, and organize song material as part of a personal songwriting practice.
You’re most welcome with your current level of skill. Past workshops have included those who are new to songwriting, those returning after a hiatus, and experienced songwriters looking to refresh their approach. These mixed-level groups have shown to be beneficial for everyone. Previous experience in singing, songwriting, or playing an instrument isn’t required.
Weekly topics include building a personal practice, vocal warm-ups and exploration, song structure, lyrical content, phrasing, accompaniment, creative approaches to harmony & melody, quick-write exercises, song shares, and giving and receiving supportive feedback. We’ll also touch on songwriting-adjacent topics such as the basics of home recording.
Diane’s personal practice and approach to facilitation includes focus on the energetics involved in making music. Singing and songwriting are powerful and can initiate significant personal and interpersonal change over time. In workshop we give time to discussing personal obstacles and breakthroughs, as well as how to stay engaged and find and cultivate musical community.
The workshop includes 12 two-hour group Zoom sessions + 30 minutes of individual coaching time with Diane. Sessions are held on Saturdays from 1-3pm ET / 10am-12pm PT / 6-8pm GMT / 7-9pm CET. For up to twelve participants.
Questions in advance of registration are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
If needed, a full refund (minus credit card processing fees) is available up to two weeks before workshop begins. Afterwards, a 50%-100% refund is available dependent on waitlist and ability to fill refunded space. Giving as much notice as possible will be appreciated. Payment plans may be available upon request.