"Big Water Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that was created to foster the arts and music in schools and in our communities, through instructional classes and seminars and live performances by local and regional artists."
I work with Big Water as a Songwriting 101 and 201 instructor, offering individual and group lessons to students of all ages.
"Girls Rock Detroit is a community organization dedicated to fostering girls' creative expression, positive self-esteem, and community awareness through rock music education and performance."
I am proud to work with Girls Rock Detroit as a summer Songwriting Instructor and Mentor. This year, my students and I wrote "Girls Can Do Anything," a song that is about overcoming obstacles and doing anything you set your mind to. The lyrics are completely student-written, I only acted as a guide:
They say we can't be astronauts But we're gonna show 'em we can Doesn't matter if we're girls or not We're just as smart as any man
I'm gonna spread my wings Gonna walk my walk I'll be fiercely me Gonna talk my talk No one out there is gonna stop me 'Cause girls can do anything
Pulling from my eight years studying classical voice at the Rochester Conservatory of Music and my years studying music and songwriting at Vanderbilt University, I design personal curriculums for each of my students based on their current artistry level and future goals. If you're interested in growing your songwriting or vocal abilities (or both), I'd love to speak with you.