Hertfordshire County Council has organised workshops in Stevenage, Hatfield, Watford and St Albans, designed to give young people the opportunity to develop their songwriting skills as part of their annual songwriting competition.
Open to all young people aged between 5 years and 19, the workshops are co-funded by national children's music charity Youth Music. The charity gives young people access to a wide range of music making projects and activities which can transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. For many, being given the chance to experience the power of music has been life changing.
Songwriter 2012 encourages all children to showcase their musical skills, with songs that can be written in any genre, rock, acoustic or urban etc. It's a fabulous opportunity for young people to get their music heard and to learn from experienced songwriters.
The workshops will run on selected dates between 30th July and 29th August and on 7th August there will be a Songwriting Masterclass delivered by professional songwriter Boo Hewerdine
So whether you want to 'do an Adele' and draw on your life experiences for inspiration, or if your youngster can 'take a sad song and make it better', here is the opportunity to get creative.
For more information on the workshops and booking forms visit the Herts Music Service website.
Young people may also submit songs to the competition without attending workshops. Details on how to do this, and resources, including links to free software, are available by clicking here.
Closing date for receipt of entries to the competition is 1 September, 2012.]]>