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Writing Songs for Children – A workshop with Kath Bee

September 8, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm


So, you want to write songs for your tamariki? Cool! The goal of this workshop is to write and perform a song to the group. Don’t worry about the nerves – it’s normal! We will do some exercises to get into the mindset of a child, discuss what children like to hear in a song and why, talk about different types of children’s songs, the basics of song structure, to rhyme or not to rhyme, then brainstorm themes/topics and settle down to write.

Bring your instrument if you play, but it’s not necessary – we will mostly focus on lyrics and touch briefly on melody/chords. I’ll attempt to answer your questions and play some of my songs for you as examples. Then we can sit back and listen to what unfolds!

This is a 2-hour workshop and the last 1/2 hour will be performances.

Please register by Friday 4 September using https://forms.gle/L97HSJEMdfYFmopD9 or by contacting Alison Caldwell at acaldwell@stclair.school.nz

Please note: participants will be required to adhere to Ministry of Health Guidelines for COVID Alert Level 2.


September 8, 2020
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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Kath Bee
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St Clair School
135 Richardson Street, St Kilda
Dunedin, New Zealand
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