Songwriting Skills & Strategies: Sources of Inspiration

Program Outline

This round of our Songwriting Skills & Strategies program will be an exploration of the many different places inspiration can be found. Students will explore a variety of interdisciplinary methods of activating creativity, including: Painting, still life writing exercises, collaboration and more. Through these exercises, students will discover new ways of shaping inspiration into song!

These songwriting courses are designed to inspire our students by helping them find a deeper connection with their creative voices. By exploring songwriting from a variety of diverse viewpoints, students will develop a strong sense of form, melody, harmony, and rhythm. Each class will offer students a chance to discover new ways of combining words and music into satisfying songs, under the guidance of our amazing artist-educators Colleen Eccleston and Wynn Gogol. Welcome to students of all songwriting levels.

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Program Details



Colleen Eccleston

“Victoria’s Colleen Eccleston is a remarkable singer. She is a gifted songwriter and a very strong rhythm guitarist. Her on-stage ebullience makes her concerts a delight, but she can switch from a carefree song about life on the road to a sobering tale of environmental or interpersonal damage with consummate ease” – The Rogue Folk; “A dangerous blend of skillful song writing and gorgeous vocals makes Colleen an artist whose work is timeless and a must have for any true music aficionado’s collection.” – Naomi De Bruyn, Linear Reflections. After 14 years with The Ecclestons and many adventures on the road (…)