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2-Day Songwriting and Recording Workshop

Plugged In Band Program
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Learn valuable songwriting techniques from professional musicians and songwriters. Use what you've learned to make a positive change in your community!

At this workshop participants will learn how to write and perform an original song, which we'll then record and master to create a digital track.

Plugged In's 2-Day Songwriting and Recording Workshops synergize with our benefit concert series. Participants will learn about the beneficiary of our next benefit concert, Ben Speaks. They'll learn more about the mission, history, and about the lives effected by the work Ben Speaks does in and around our community.

We'll also make the tracks available for purchase on the Plugged In Bandcamp page. Funds generated through the sale of these tracks will be donated in support of Ben Speaks. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to show our students they can make a positive change in the world with their musical talents.

2-Day Songwriting and Recording Workshop
Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00p - 6:00p
Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00a - 8:00p* (see details below)
40 Freeman Place
Needham, MA 02492

Registration is required - www.pluggedinband.org/programs/register
Tuition $175.00
Scholarship is available for this workshop.

This workshop is open to all current Plugged In students, alumni, and any youth ages 8-19 who are not in Plugged In.

Musical experience is not required! Workshop participants are invited to play their original songs at Plugged In's end of session benefit concert. Additional performance details will be provided at the workshop.

DAY 1: 1:00p - 6:00p

On the first day of the workshop participants will learn about the charity we'll be supporting. Students will hear about the mission of Ben Speaks With, their history, and about the positive impact their work has had on the lives of individuals and families around the world. We hope that by acquiring a deeper understanding of the cause, the experience of performing in the benefit concert becomes even more meaningful.

Later in day one, students break into groups led by professional songwriters and are encouraged to write songs based on their reactions to what they have learned. Students can also write their song based on a subject of their choice.

DAY 2: 11:00a - 8:00p (*Students will be scheduled in four and a half hour blocks between 11:00a and 8:00p.)

On day two we record the students performing their original songs in a professional portable recording studio. Song tracks are recorded and mastered. Each original song will then be sold online at Plugged In's Band Camp page to raise additional funds to donate to the chosen charity. Students will also perform their original songs at the benefit concert in January!

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