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Children's Songwriting Workshops

Drawing of woman with instrument against background of music staff and notes

Fletcher Branch Library
Thursday, June 27
Storytime Room
100 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-3250 ext 250


Songwriting Workshops for Writing Skills and Literacy  

Jennie Avila has been presenting songwriting workshops for 25 years in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland. She uses music as a tool to enhance literacy, teach writing skills, and inspire creativity and confidence. 


Kindergarten to Third Grade Workshop • 10:30 - 11:15 AM 

Children are inspired with fun word and vocal exercises. We write a song together by using our 5 senses to "pay attention" to our experiences of the day, sing, move, learn about new instruments, and create a group verse for a song.


Fourth Grade to Sixth Grade Workshop • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 

We will discuss the meaning and origins of a traditional song and a funny version of that song, sing, analyze verse structure, and collaborate to write a new verse. Participants will be divided into groups to continue writing "parody of the parody" and present another fun, new verse.


This program is limited to 25 participants on a first come, first served basis. Guardians are asked to stay throughout the workshop. 

This program is sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council.