Kim will guide students on the journey of bringing their literary poetry into a lyrical form for integration into song. It can be one song created by the class or multiple songs created within the class by individuals or collaborations amongst students. This depends on the inspiration among the students and the assistance provided by education assistants.
Finished project will include complete lyrics of a song created by the students with assistance from the Artist, and a recorded version of the song performed by the artist.
If there is interest from students who are already writing songs, Kim can facilitate a workshop about the music business.
|Maximum Class Size||4 students per session|
|Time Required||1 hour prep, 2 hours class time, 1 hour post workshop time for finalizing song and recording (4 hours total)|
|Material Required||Pen, paper, printer. Artist to supply recording gear. School computers useful for individual projects if they have a recording program|
|Language of Instruction||English|
Kim Beggs enjoys facilitating songwriting workshops for children, youth and adults in the Yukon and beyond within programs including Artist in the Schools, Yukon Women in Music, Keno City Music, Art and Literature Workshop, FAMI in Alberta as well as in one-on-one mentorship sessions.
She has also taught polymer clay art to professional artists, students in schools, and at the Keno Music, Art and Literary Workshop.
Kim has recorded and commercially released 5 solo albums as well as 2 albums with her old time duo (the Blue Warblers). She has eleven music award nominations and has toured all over north America as well as the UK and Europe.
Kim loves to empower young people to use their brain in creative ways. The significance of words, music and art provides students with many possibilities for sharing (and collaborating) in their own room, within their communities and around the world in a positive way.