Summer Songwriting Workshop

SONG WRITING WORKSHOP: June 14-16

Do you dream of writing your own songs? Find your own voice and share your story through song in our 3 day intensive where we will explore the craft of songwriting!  Geared towards the beginner and intermediate level writers, we will cover the basic components of songwriting step by step.  Students will have time to work on each component with the help and input of instructors as needed. In addition, we will cover practical aspects of songwriting which include hearing from professional songwriters about their experience and resources for local studio recording. For an additional fee, the student has the option to make a rough demo at a time TBA.  The workshop will wrap up with an opportunity for students to perform in a showcase with a live audience!

The workshop with be co-led by Vandi Enzor and Katie Fansler, who are both music instructors at Meridian Music School.  

Vandi Enzor grew up in an atmosphere that cultivate her creative inclinations with a mother that played classical guitar and danced, a Platinum Selling Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Aunt and Uncle, a Cousin who played drums professionally and created beats for musicians like Little Wayne, and artists like R&B legend Brian McKnight at her family Thanksgiving celebrations.  As a professional musician who sings and plays the piano, Vandi has performed for audiences numbering from 3 to thousands at a time both in America and abroad and writes prolifically.  Vandi has written songs for personal use, commissioned works for events and projects such as weddings and films, has written songs for specific theatrical productions, and is currently writing a musical.  She has recorded her own music in addition to recording with groups such as “Proclamation”, “Somethin’ Else”, and with choirs, on demos with other artists, and with bands. 

Katie Fansler is a singer/ guitarist/songwriter with a degree in music, who was based in Nashville for 20+ years. She has played in numerous bands, covering a variety of venues, styles of music and countries, affording her the opportunity to perform many of her original songs, as well as to experience the creative process in the recording studio.  She will be sharing the information she acquired as a student in ASCAP songwriting seminars that she found extremely helpful in crafting the 40+ songs she has written.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, June 14        6:00-9:00

Saturday, June 15   2:00-5:00, 6:30-8:30

Sunday, June 16      3:00-6:00      

***PLEASE NOTE: Students need to have a basic proficiency on a chordal instrument, such as guitar or piano. We provide keyboards and pianos; students need to bring their own guitar.