Songwriting IS Writing! The Write to Record for Literacy Project
with Jennifer Daniels and Jeff Neal
Jennifer and Jeff, performing songwriters and recording artists out of Lookout Mountain, Georgia,
give interactive concerts and workshops, designed to get kids excited about reading and creative self expression. In Songwriting IS Writing! Jennifer and Jeff guide kids through the writing process, from creation to fully produced song, in one week’s time.
Musical phrasing can make exercises in writing easier and more compelling for kids. These classes are playful and full of movement. Every child gets to create, explore instruments, and record sounds.
What do kids get out of it?
A working tour of literary devices and knowledge of what makes writing stronger
Knowledge of the anatomy of a song, poem, and novel
Confidence to think up and suggest creative ideas for writing and production
The connection between musical phrasing and written language
Musical lessons in rhythm and pitch
Experience and instruction in vocal and instrumental performance
Experience in recording with quality microphones, headphones, and software
A look at the record industry from writing to fully produced album
Their own song in mp3 form
When does this happen?
Monday - Friday, during the school day, 40 - 45 minute classes each for K - 5th grade, 6th - 8th, and 9th - 12th. This is dependent upon the size of the school, as classes work best with less than 50 students.
Jennifer at Jennifer.Daniels.Neal@gmail.com