North Vancouver musician hosts spring break songwriting camp
Renowned singer-songwriter Laurell Barker will be teaching kids how to write their own hits during the spring break songwriting camp at the West Vancouver Community Centre.
Running from March 18 to 22, her class of kids aged 11-16 will get a crash course in songs – including structure, rhythm, melody rhyming and lyric writing.
“It's not just for the singer-songwriter,” says Barker, a North Vancouver native. From jazz to country to rap, any genre or style of music is welcome.
The five-morning camp brings together youth from all walks of life, says Barker. “Every kid that's coming [to the workshop] has their own story.”
This safe and supporting writing camp will have instructional time, working alone and in groups as well as tongs of fun. “Making mistakes are welcome,” Barker says. “I have zero tolerance for negative criticism.”
The songwriting camp doesn't require participants to bring their own instruments, but if they can, Barker says, all the better.
The camp starts Monday and is $195 per pupil. Contact the West Vancouver Community Centre to register and for more information at 604-925-7270.