Girls & Guitars 2020 Songwriting Course with Doris Folkens and Marie Zimmerman

Start 2020 with a song!

Write it yourself in four two-hour classes. You may get a chance to perform at Hillside Inside, February 7–9, 2020!

$115 (includes HST) for all four classes. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Easy sign up: Contact Doris Folkens at [email protected] by January 3, 2020.

Location: Hillside House 341 Woolwich St., Guelph

ART: MARÌA IBARRA (FERU)


For four dark nights in the depths of winter, between the hours of 6 and 8, you’ll start and finish a song through four lessons.

JANUARY 8: LESSON 1

Making your chorus more effective, memorable, and singable

JANUARY 15: LESSON 2

Overcoming barriers to writing the 2nd and 3rd verse

JANUARY 22: LESSON 3

Structuring your song to better reflect its emotional content

FEBRUARY 5: 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. dorisfolkens.com


Details

• Basic music knowledge required— guitar, piano, etc.

• The idea is to create a new song from start to finish—a song of which you are proud, which you have never necessarily thought of before, using a songwriting technique that you may never have used before. Come with an open mind, ready to start something completely new.

• Lessons will include supportive songwriting circles that will help you communicate the emotion of a song better.

• Plan to attend all four classes.

Girls and Guitars 2020