Workshop: Possibilities: Songwriting with Lizzy Ellison and Chris Funk (4 weeks)
This songwriting class is for experienced songwriters looking to create a cohesive body of work. Participants will share songs and concepts for new material – either pre-recorded or performed in class- to workshop with their peers. Group critiques will help develop your songs and inspire new ideas. We will focus on intention setting, organizing ideas, and developing an original songwriting style. Includes in-workshop writing assignments, visits from guest songwriters, and a field trip to Halfling Studio, our professional recording studio at the Bodecker Foundation. Transportation stipends are available for in person dates.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30pm | June 29, July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Lizzy Ellison has been a recording/touring musician since 2000. She has put out 7 records, 3 under her moniker, Cardioid, and the previous 4 with Radiation City (PDX). Because touring came to a halt this past year, she began teaching workshops as a means to share her experiences from the music industry and build new relationships with folks interested in learning about songwriting, but mostly to get the human connection we all need.
Chris Funk is best known as the multi-instrumentalist and a founding member of indie rock band The Decemberists. He is a three-time GRAMMY nominated artist who has also found much success as a music producer, composer, and studio musician lending his musical acumen to such bands as The Shins, Portugal. The Man, Laura Veirs, and more. Chris has also produced records for Stephen Malkmus, Red Fang, Ben Miller, Langhorne Slim, Sallie Ford, Rhett Miller, Kyle Craft, The Builders and The Butchers, and Y La Bamba.
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210