Young Songwriter Workshop
Designed for students 2nd grade and up through adults. Presented in Libraries, Schools, Churches and Arts Festivals.
The Young Songwriter Workshop is an exciting and fun journey through the craft of writing songs. Students will explore the four elements of song writing, the form and foundation of a song, and discover what makes a lyric "work". Learning how to use hooks, rhymes, and words that "sing", students will have the opportunity to begin writing their own songs right away.
The students will listen to songs, sing songs, analyze and diagram songs, all in a very fun, interactive way. At the conclusion of one particular Young Songwriters Workshop, a 4th grader, shared with Chip before leaving the room, "Hey, Mr. Richter... this was so much fun, I almost forgot I was in school." The Young Songwriters Workshop works well as a compliment to your local school’s English and or Language Arts course study. Many teachers will use the Young Songwriter Workshop to culminate a section on journaling, poetry, or creative writing.
The Young Songwriter Workshop can be presented in three 45 minute sessions over three consecutive days (Best for school artist residency programs) or two 75 minute sessions in the same day with a lunch break, culminating with each student actually crafting their own lyrics. Chip is happy to work with Teachers, Librarians and Organizers to tailor the workshop to fit the schedule that works best for your events. In the end students will have lots of fun, discover the magic of words, and learn something about what's in a song and perhaps be inspired to write their own songs.
- Pricing for The Young Songwriter Workshop is flexible based on the number of attendees.
- Combine The Young Songwriter Workshop with a Family Concert or School Assembly for a discount.