Songwriting Sundays: Finding Your Own Voice In Songwriting

Songwriting Sundays: Finding Your Own Voice In Songwriting

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • School of Music workshop
  • Singer/Songwriter


When we sit down to write a song, it can often feel difficult to write anything that feels like it’s truly coming from our “voice”. Clichés and standard chord progressions can start to feel imported and stale. But songwriting need not feel like recycling others’ songs. We all have a rich inner life and a plethora of senses to draw from (sight, smell, touch, etc). This workshop will focus on freshening our writing process and drawing from a well of writing that is uniquely ours. Among other things, we will examine and dissect the elements of what makes a great song. Participants can expect to come away from this class with a growing library of dynamic writing as well as an analytical understanding of their craft.

This workshop will be held Sunday, Oct. 18th from 1100am-1:00pm ET.

Please note: Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Kaia Kater

Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian Kaia’s jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from NPR, CBC, Rolling Stone and No Depression. Her 2016 release ‘Nine Pin’ earned a Canadian Folk Music Award, sending her on 18-months of touring from Ireland to Iowa. Her new album ‘Grenades’ explores themes of migration and belonging and has been nominated for a 2019 JUNO award and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.

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