Jess Bailey of Fables will present a workshop on songwriting including tips for beginners, Q&A for all levels and song critiques. Coming from a background of visual arts, Jess will impart techniques to write songs that paint a picture - bring lyrics of a song to workshop or start fresh

Looking for Alaska is pleased to present our Youth Songwriting Workshop!

All of us in Looking For Alaska have worked teaching music in schools for the past four years, and one thing we have noticed that is often absent is the encouragement of creativity, and specifically any encouragement or guidance for songwriting.

In this workshop specifically aimed at kids, we will be covering all the basics of how to start writing your own songs, including:

– choosing a topic
– writing your first lyrics
– composing melodies
– basic song structures
– for those with instruments, basic chord theory and how to write a chord progression

This will be a fun and easygoing workshop, suitable for kids of all ages and musical abilities. Adults are welcome too!!

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Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Folk Music Festival. If you require any additional information about the event or how to apply, please contact us:

Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140
ph: 027-454-3885