Girls & Guitars Songwriting Course 2021


Start 2021 with a song!

Write it yourself in four two-hour classes held Friday evenings in January.
Classes are online via Zoom and class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

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  • Basic music knowledge required – guitar, piano, etc.
  • The idea is to create a new song from start to finish.
  • Lessons will include supportive songwriting circles.
  • Plan to attend all four classes.

January 8: Lesson 1
Making your chorus more effective, memorable, and singable.
January 15: Lesson 2
Overcoming barriers to writing the 2nd and 3rd verse.
January 22: Lesson 3
Structuring your song to better reflect its emotional content.
January 29: Lesson 4
Putting it all together; learning how to self-critique and edit.

About the Teacher
Guelph-based award-winning singer-songwriter Doris Folkens is developing a reputation as a storyteller in Canada’s folk music scene. Her debut album is firmly rooted in bluegrass-folk.

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