Co-writing with Kids!

Another summer has come and brought opportunities to co-write with kids at local libraries and camps.  Most of these songs have come from less than 2 hours of being together.  In that time we have a crash course in melody, creative writing, song parts, and teamwork.

I ask all of the participants to sign a contract to

  1. Be Positive
  2. Be Creative
  3. Have Fun

Then off we go throwing thoughts down on paper together.  We brainstorm and vote on ideas.  We dive in and try to find great details and sensory images.  I just stand back and try to keep everyone engaged and creating.  

It fills my heart with so much joy to share my love of songwriting.  There is this excitement that comes with turning that blank piece of paper into something full of life.  Here are some of the songs from this summer.  Enjoy!

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