Jocelyn's unique songwriting workshop focuses on the fundamentals of rhythm, melody and improvisation while incorporating elements of mindfulness, stream of consciousness, and play. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome, no instruments are needed, and everyone will leave having written at least one song! Her workshops are perfect for anyone with a desire to break through creative blocks or find new ways to communicate.
Jocelyn has given workshops for participations ages 8-80 for such notable clients as the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (NY, NY), the Writers in the Round Retreat (Star Island, NH), The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, (Morehead, KY), the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BK, NY).
Who is this workshop for?
I work with groups, individuals, collectives, bands, small business and teams. My workshops are perfect for musicians, non-musicians, people with an interest in expanding their creative horizons and unblocking fear, and especially for existing groups with a common goal who are in need of team building or camaraderie. The content is suitable for children and adults.
What should I bring?
Please bring paper, a pen and a willingness to try new things. If you have an instrument, you may bring it, but only if you are willing to share it with other participants and its volume can remain manageable.
What if I can't play an instrument?
It doesn't matter! No musical instruments or instrument-playing skills are required for a successful workshop. If you do play an instrument, you may bring it only if you are willing to share it with other participants and its volume can remain manageable. However, instruments are absolutely not required.
How long is the workshop?
A workshop runs best around three hours, but I can offer a modified versions at longer or shorter intervals depending on your needs. At least one hour of workshop time is recommended.
What's the recommended age group?
My songwriting workshops are available for children, adults, and children with their adults. All ages are welcome!
How many people may attend?
I can accommodate any size group, but for groups over 20 I recommend at least two hours of workshop time to cover all the material.
Where do your workshops take place?
We can hold the workshop in a space you provide, or I will arrange for a space depending on the needs of the group.