Songwriting Workshops are great for creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable working together creatively. Songwriting is really great for working with really young primary age classes where many students haven’t learned to write yet.
Music is inclusive and breaks down initial fear and hesitation, and provides a way for students to participate in their own way at their own pace. Songwriting workshops allow students to be part of creating a story together, while learning to recognize the value of those around them, especially those gifted differently.
One of the great things about songwriting workshops is that music is participatory. We can sing together, clap and dance. I often see students that find writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation difficult, suddenly find themselves in an environment where they can be creative with words.
It’s not competitive, no one’s success comes at anyone else’s expense, creating a win-win experience for each student. Initially we focus on concepts of good storytelling, word usage, flow and delivery. If I’m working with a class over the course of a week, I include recording and producing the song, which introduces computer and technology education into the creative process as well.
The following video is from a session with a Grade 2 class in Oneida that wanted to write a Christmas Song…and it is amazing! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 896 2572 to book your workshops.