Time & Location
Oct 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – Oct 28, 2022, 1:00 PM
Create Space Langley, Langley, WA 98260, USA
About the event
SONGWRITING FOR THE SOUL
With Barbara Dunn
Fridays, October 21 & 28, 1 pm - 4 pm
Suggested donation: $5-$10 per class session if you are able (donations go to our future teachers fund which will allow us to offer classes after our current grant runs out)
For covid safety we require proof of vaccination and mask wearing
Songs can express the essence of our spirit in unique ways, and everyone is capable of writing songs regardless of musical experience. (Think about how children often make up songs spontaneously!) In this workshop, singer/songwriter and music therapist Barbara Dunn will help you explore your voice, what you want to say, and how you want to say it through song. We will explore a variety of tools for songwriting including some basic music theory, song forms, and songwriting tips. Songs can be simple in structure or more complex. They can be personally valuable solely through the process of writing them, or thay can be used to communicate thoughts and feelings to others.
In this class you'll have the opportunity to explore and expand your creative boundaries in a non-judgemental safe environment. Novice as well as experienced songwriters are welcome. Everyone will have the opportunity to write a song or songs. Sharing them will be optional. Feel free to bring an instrument that you might want use for songwriting if you have one. This is totally optional. We also have a piano at Create Space.
Barbara Dunn, PhD, LICSW, MT-BC is a professional musician, music therapist, psychotherapist, and community musician. She has more than 30 years of experience using music and songwriting to address and express personal, professional, and community experiences and challenges. Barbara has taught hundreds of people to write songs through workshops and conferences. She has five albums with original songs and is author of More Than a Song: Exploring the Healing Art of Music Therapy. For more information: www.barbaradunn.com