SUMMER SONGWRITING INTENSIVE
embark with me on a stunning adventure of discovering your voice as a songwriter
This summer, I’m offering a summer music camp (July 10-August 4) focused specifically on songwriting. The camp will be ideal for adolescents (13-18) with some background in music (guitar or piano skills especially would be helpful) who would like to try their hand at songwriting. We’ll devote 2 weeks to the musical side and 2 weeks to crafting lyrics. Meeting on weekdays (M-F) for 2 hours, we will discuss basic harmony, melody, song structure, rhymes, rhythm, groove, getting through writer’s block, journaling as a springboard for inspiration, and more. Camp participants will emerge from this camp with many new songwriting tools, a better understanding of what makes songs tick, and with exciting discoveries about themselves as musicians.
For the last 15 years, I’ve been a performing singer/guitarist and songwriter (2 albums to date). I've played at festivals in the US and abroad, performed at clubs, restaurants, weddings, and even on Times Square (as part of the Best of France festival, 2015). Before that, I completed a PhD in Literature (Boston University, 2007) and taught writing/composition there for 10 years. In the last few years, I’ve also taken 6 courses in songwriting from Berklee College of Music (online).