Summer Songwriting Workshops

Summer Songwriting Workshops for young people 11+

Multiple Dates
July 24, 2024

A fantastic, magical opportunity to get creative immersed in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden at The Hugo Burge Foundation on the Marchmont Estate.

Experienced workshop leader and musician, Katie Forbes will host unique song writing workshops for budding songwriters, musicians and even beginners aged 11+ to come and explore their journey into songwriting with an opportunity to perform and share their creations in a final show back to family and friends. Participants will develop singing skills, work on lyrics and perform their ideas both individually and as a team- evaluating their individual progress and actively supporting the progress of their friends every step of the way.

These engaging and friendly workshops will encourage the study of nature in summer and look at other songs written about fauna and flora.

Katie's workshops are fun and inclusive, involving warm up activities, games and discussions. Young people will look at sound capture, design and production along with thinking about how words, sounds and music make us feel.

All workshops are safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environments open to all levels.  The final session will be a sharing of work created with family and friends.

Meet the Practionner

Katie Forbes is the founder of Katie's Music Sessions. Her workshops aim to inspire our inner creativity by awakening or strengthening a connection with nature. She is an experienced musical workshop leader for both young people and adults.

Useful Info

Sessions will be limited to ten participants. Parking is available on site, however the ground leading to the Walled Garden is uneven. We recommend appropriate footwear for spending time outdoors. During wet weather the workshops will be held in the Glasshouses within the Walled Garden.

Music doesn’t get in. Music is already in. Music simply uncovers what is there, makes you feel emotions that you didn’t necessarily know you had inside you, and runs around waking them all up.
Matt Haig

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