2024 Girls & Guitars Songwriting Course


Start 2024 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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Start 2024 with a song!

For four dark nights in the depths of winter, you’ll start and finish a song through four lessons. We will cover creative writing exercises to generate lyrics, tools to create a memorable chorus, organizing your lyrics into effective verses, choosing the right chords to suit your lyric, structuring your song, and finishing touches. Lessons will include supportive songwriting circles.

You may get a chance to perform at Hillside Inside, February 2-4, 2024!

Four Fridays in January: Jan 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 7 to 9 pm. Classes held virtually via Zoom. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Hillside’s “Girls & Guitars” project proceeds from our recognition that the music industry tends to be dominated by males who are typically the performers, agents, presenters, promoters, and critics of music. All girls, women, female-identifying, and non-binary folks are welcome in this supportive and safe environment.

Registered participants will receive an email before the course starts with additional details. If you do not receive any communications prior to January 5, please reach out at [email protected] and we will get things sorted!

About our course leaders:

Doris Folkens

Doris turns stories into folk music – stories that might have otherwise disappeared. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and is a recipient of Folk Music Ontario’s “Songs from the Heart” award.  Her self-titled album received radio play across Canada and was featured on CBC’s Fresh Air radio program.

May Davis

May Davis is a western-americana singer-songwriter residing in the beautiful Ottawa Valley.  Whether performing on a festival stage or out on tour showcasing her original music, Davis brings her memorable stories to life through song.  She continues to write, record and produce music for adventure documentaries, promotional videos and for her own developing discography.

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