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Online Virtual Camp

6WK Advanced Songwriting Online

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Sundays, 1-5pm EST
Tuition:
$875
Ages:
14-17
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructor
Kelley McRae

Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances. Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo's music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. Paste Magazine's 4 Star review raves "Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace." Acclaimed film director Wim Wenders told the San Francisco Chronicle that Kelley's songs move him to tears, and BBC Radio's Bob Harris calls the songs 'brilliant.'




Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances. Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo's music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. Paste Magazine's 4 Star review raves "Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace." Acclaimed film director Wim Wenders told the San Francisco Chronicle that Kelley's songs move him to tears, and BBC Radio's Bob Harris calls the songs 'brilliant.'

 

Description

The Advanced program will provide a supportive and inspiring community for students who want to take the next step in their songwriting journey. We will take a more in-depth look at the fundamentals of songwriting (lyrics, chords, melody, etc.) and continue the work of finding our unique artistic voices through writing exercises and song prompts. We will also have the opportunity for more nuanced feedback and editing as we workshop our songs as a class. Students will write individually and with their classmates (using Soundtrap to facilitate online collaboration). Essentially, this program is a way to deepen your craft, get more in-depth feedback on your songs, stay inspired, and remain connected to a community of young songwriters.

Capacity: 12
Experience: Intermediate to Advanced
Length: Six Week
 

Schedule (EST)

Date 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30
Sun Sep 20 First Class
Sun Sep 27 Music Class
Sun Oct 4 Music Class
Sun Oct 11 Music Class
Sun Oct 18 Music Class
Sun Oct 25 Final Class and Virtual Showcase

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