Event Details

Creativity and Songwriting
A Workshop with
Beth Nielsen Chapman

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Monroe Arts Center

1315 11th Street, Monroe


Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 7 by 5:00 pm
 renowned writer of many hits for other artists as well as herself, Beth Nielsen Chapman is in demand as a songwriting teacher and creative coach, having taught at such schools as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and numerous festivals and venues internationally.

Beth presents her unique and inspiring style of teaching in much the same way she approaches writing itself. For any writer in need of a boost of creative energy, this journey into the workings of the creative flow will cover some great tips and advice on how to step fully into your center and find your writing voice.

Beth intersperses songs, stories, and insights using great pro-active tangible exercises. Students learn ways to access and trust intuition, work with fear (it’s along for the ride) and move the brain/ego aside to allow the most creative oxygen in. “After that first draft it’s time to roll up our sleeves and put the brain to work analyzing and editing your work into its finished perfection. It’s essential to embrace the art of balancing the craft with the inspiration. If the heart and body and breath of great writing come from the soul, then you can thank the brain for help with the clothes, shoes, and matching handbag.”

You’ll experience some valuable insights on how to maximize the whole spectrum of what you can bring to your writing after taking this workshop! Don't miss your opportunity for what promises to be a memorable experience.

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NOTE: During her workshops, Beth often does some feedback so it’s fine for participants to bring guitars. A keyboard will be available for those who play piano. If participants have songs (demos that are already recorded) on iPhones, etc. you may bring those along. If participants would like feedback on lyrics already written, please bring a copy of the lyrics so Beth can see them as she listens through.

Comments by students from Beth's songwriting workshops:

"Just to thank you for a wonderful workshop and concert. It was inspiring, challenging and entertaining all rolled into one!"

"I left feeling inspired and nourished. You emit such an infectious joy and hopefulness – it is the most beautiful and powerful thing and I hope I can ‘grow up’ to be even a bit like that."