Saturday, April 29, 2017

Wildflower Workshop with Joe Crookston

Wildflower! 2017 Songwriting Workshop Presented by Joe Crookston 

Time: Friday, May 19, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott (Spring Valley and US 75)
Cost: $50 per student (includes one Single Day ticket to the Wildflower! Festival)

*Limited to 30 students
Click here to register

Joe Crookston, songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, and slide player, will lead the 2017 Wildflower! Songwriting Workshop. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence, Joe is a master storyteller and experienced facilitator.

Writing Songs and Lyrics That’ll Give You Goose Bumps – This workshop is for everyone who breathes! It is for anyone who writes songs or would like to learn more about the creative process. Informative and fun! This seven hour workshop will be an interactive, in-depth look at the writing process and specific ways we can develop the true power of a song. We will explore melody, phrasing, and how to distill a song down its’ most powerful place. Joe will play some of his most covered and requested songs and talk about his creative process and you will share your songs too! Participants will delve into their own unfinished ideas, deepen their ability to craft songs that connect and learn from others. Joe Crookston loves to teach and create a safe atmosphere that also challenges you to be your best. Are you just a beginner at your instrument? – No worries. This workshop is open to all to uncover our most authentic way to write songs with the skills we have. Bring an instrument, a notebook, song ideas, half written songs, and a recorder. Come ready to play, grow, learn, and make beautiful music.

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Educational workshops on the craft and business of songwriting featuring industry professionals as panelist or guest speakers.