Do you have imaginative ideas to share that might be said in a song? Would you like to make your personal stories sing? Through inspiring writing prompts, inventive exercises, and enjoyable writing 'games', Martin Swinger engages participants in the beginning steps of turning original ideas into songs. In a safe and positive community, you'll have fun expressing ideas while building songwriting skills. Anyone can learn and succeed at their own pace and level - no experience necessary, though experienced writers are welcome. Classes will be held on Zoom, so computer access is a must. Be willing to write in-the-moment and share ideas. Be prepared with a notebook and your favorite pen.
Limit: 10 students.
Instructor: Martin Swinger, Songwriting, performance and vocal coach
7 Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
Begins: New start date: October 29, 2020
"Martin Swinger is one of those rare singer-songwriters who excels at everything: singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, and being so present with his humor, tenderness, and wild mind that his performances are also deep conversations, soul to soul and heart to heart, about the quirks, surprises, and love that brings us most alive. His songs, ranging from the little plastic parts that hold the world together, to what enlightenment comes from Buddha and Betty Boop falling in love, are whimsically and wisely original and enduring."
-Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus