About 70% of the music industry’s performers, executives, critics, agents and managers are male, less than 20% of the songs circulating out there are written by women, and only 5 percent of music producers are female—a gender imbalance that our Girls & Guitars program seeks to redress through three channels for female-identified artists:
- in-the-schools workshops;
- on-stage performances; and
- songwriting workshops.
Help create a groundswell that sounds different, feels different, and tells a different story.
By placing female singer-songwriters in the schools who will teach children about the power of voice, of continued music practice, the importance of creativity for maintaining a healthy life, and how to write songs that move and inspire, we are hoping to make grassroots change among the upcoming generations. To command a stage and a place in people’s hearts and imaginations is as much a female role as it is a male role, and it is our purpose to teach children that they should not abandon a creative life once they reach puberty (a disturbing trend among girls) because they don’t see themselves as a “good fit” for that world.
Through our staged performances and our songwriting course, we want to encourage artists of all ages to be heard, loudly and clearly, because equality is not only a central feature of our vision, it is fundamental to peace, liberty, and fair opportunity in our world.
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