October 12, 2022 6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
3 Sessions: Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14 6-8pm
Cambria Center for the Arts - Studio - 1350 Main Str, Cambria
Discover the craft of songwriting from the very beginning through finishing your own songs. In the first session, we'll talk about songs you know, and how to identify what makes a good song work. We'll brainstorm ideas for new songs, and pick one for you to work on at home. In session 2, we'll listen to your song in progress, and match you up with a co-writer for your second song. In session 3, we'll critique those songs and talk about how to get your songs out into the world.
Steve Key is an award-winning songwriter, performer and recording artist, best known as the writer of "33, 45, 78 (Record Time)" recorded by country music star Kathy Mattea. Steve's songs have been covered by dozens of folk, pop, blues, and country artists. He studied with country hit writer Steve Seskin, and Berklee College lyric instructor Pat Pattison. Steve recorded for New York's Fast Folk label, which is now part of the Folkways collection at the Smithsonian. He produces live music events on the Central Coast under the banner of Songwriters at Play.
notepad, pen, musical instrument (optional)
Fee for 3 sessions $85 for CCA members $75