Girls & Guitars Songwriting Course 2023


Start 2023 with a song!

Write it yourself in four two-hour classes held Monday 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.

Monday, January 9: Lesson 1
Making your chorus more effective, memorable, and singable.
Monday, January 16: Lesson 2
Overcoming barriers to writing the 2nd and 3rd verse.
Monday, January 23: Lesson 3
Structuring your song to better reflect its emotional content.
Monday, January 30: 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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