This songwriting class will include singing as a class, fun writing exercises, melody exploration, rhyme and almost rhymes, along with rhythm, and of course putting it all together to create a song. Students will co-write with the whole class. In a second class, we will explore writing tools such as the thesaurus, dictionary, computer laptop, paper and pen, explore recording technology such as Garage Band, iPhone etc. We will be working on building trust and respect for their own and each other’s writing. I am also available if students wish to have one-on-one time with their individual songs and writing. In a third class we can explore the Music Biz. What happens after the song is finished being written and composed? What are the options for recording the song? Is there interest to record professionally? Or recording a whole cd? Is there interest in selling the song on iTunes for example? How do you go about doing that?
|Maximum Class Size||Class size|
|Time Required||1-3 sessions at 2 hours per session|
|Material Required||Paper, pen, thesaurus, dictionary, musical instruments, apple computers with garage band.|
|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.