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The workshop includes 12 two-hour group Zoom sessions + 30 minutes of individual support time with Diane. Sessions will be held on Saturdays from 10am-12pm ET / 7am-9am PT / 3-5pm GMT / 4-6pm CET from September 2nd-November 18th, 2023. For up to twelve participants. Questions in advance of registration welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 art form! 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 also 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.
In advance of registering, please consider your availability over the 12-week timeframe, as group cohesion and inspiration flourish with regular attendance and participation. Cancellation requests are accepted through August 26th, a week before the workshop begins, for a full refund minus $30 credit card processing fees. For cancellation requests after August 26th, refunds are dependent on the ability to fill your space. Giving as much notice as possible will be appreciated. To inquire about payment plans please reach out to email@example.com