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songs and stories

Join Justina Shandler, an award-winning singer/songwriter, for this free 4 week songwriting course where you will learn all of the tools you need to turn your stories into song. This course is intended for women who have experienced gender based violence (domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking etc) and will go on throughout October to honor Domestic Violence Awareness month. At the end of the month, we hope to bring people together for a virtual event that will aim to educate others on modern issues of domestic violence, as well as showcase several of the songs created in this course.

No prior songwriting experience needed!

When: Saturdays at 12pm Pacific Daylight Time, October 10th-31st (4 weeks).

 

Who: open to all self-identifying females who directly or indirectly have experienced some form of gender-based violence, harasment, or discrimination.

Where: class will take place over Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out to registrants via email prior to each class.

past masterclasses

you're never too young to start your own company

Ever had an idea for a company but just weren't sure where to go from there? Then this class is for you! Taught by the founders of two international organizations that have reached thousands of people, you will learn all about what to do with your idea, how to grow your audience through social media, how to create a stunning website that will draw customers in, and much more! Click here to access the webinar presentation

Julia Segal is the founder of QuaranTunes (www.quarantunes.site), a platform that connects teen musicians and artists with children to provide virtual lessons. Though they were just created this past April in response to shelter-in-place mandates, they have already reached over 600 children, 150 teens, and have raised over $30,000 for the CDC Foundation through their efforts. They have been publicized in many news outlets, and received a letter of commendation from California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. 

 

Emi Rohn is the founder of TeensVolunteer (teensvolunteer.org) an organization that pairs teens from around the Bay Area with volunteer opportunities near them. The site has exploded in popularity, and currently lists over 450 unique volunteer opportunities and has connected almost 2,000 teens to volunteering. 

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summer songwriting

(4-week course)

Students will discover their superpowers and write songs! This class is perfect for any songwriter who may be experiencing writer's block. We break down the elements of a song into digestible pieces, and then, we create!

15+, preferred that student has written at least 1-3 songs

Justina Shandler is an award-winning singer-songwriter, experienced educator, and hair dye enthusiast. She has obtained two degrees in music from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor of songwriting. Justina has inspired students ranging from inmates in the federal prison system to summer campers at Interlochen, and is thrilled to continue teaching in social isolation.

music and the media

Over the past few months, life as we know it has been upended. The usual ways of being a musician -- playing in bands, chamber groups, and orchestras, performing in live venues -- are out. New ways are in. It's a challenging time. But also a time of great potential. Learn how you can play a role in shaping not only your future as a musician, but also potentially the shape of the music landscape, and our culture more broadly. In this hour-long workshop, a concert pianist and activist Lara Downes and arts and culture journalist Chloe Veltman will share their experiences and thoughts about how to empower yourself as a musician -- through your art, your activism and how you communicate with the world -- to make a difference.

 

Lara Downes is a world-class concert pianist, recording artist, and arts activist. She's a Top 20 Billboard artist and counts the likes of multi-instrumentalist/composer/singer Rhiannon Giddens, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and folk icon Judy Collins among her collaborators. Chloe Veltman is an award-winning staff arts and culture reporter at KQED in San Francisco and a regular contributor to NPR, The Guardian, and the BBC among others. A former New York Times Culture correspondent, Chloe is also an avid amateur oboist and singer. @chloeveltman

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intro to vocal mechanics

Ever find yourself vocally tired at the end of the day? Ever been curious about how the voice works? Want to learn how to keep your voice working at its optimal best? Then this masterclass is for you! Great for anyone who wants to learn more about how this amazing system works. They’ll be exercises, tips and tricks, discussions about common myths surrounding voice use, and some specific information and resources for performers, pre-professional, and professional voice users.

 

Kat Reinhert is an award-winning educator, author, vocalist, and songwriter. She has released five independent albums and sung on multiple projects and recordings for noted artists. She went all the way in school and got a PhD. She is the former Director of Contemporary Voice at The University of Miami and is a sought-after clinician, speaker, and artist. She has authored several book chapters and journal articles on contemporary voice and songwriting and is the current president of The Association for Popular Music Education. She will totally make you laugh and is not as scary as her bio makes her out to be.

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intro to songwriting

In this masterclass, we will explore the creative songwriting process, as well as discuss ways to create an effective marriage between music and lyrics. Students will be given tools to express themselves in original songs. All levels welcome. Prerequisite: vulnerability and a good attitude.

Justina Shandler is an award-winning singer-songwriter, experienced educator, and hair dye enthusiast. She has obtained two degrees in music from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor of songwriting. Justina has inspired students ranging from inmates in the federal prison system to summer campers at Interlochen, and is thrilled to continue teaching in social isolation.

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intro to music recording

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Have you ever wanted to record yourself or your child?  To help them put that song down, track multiple parts, and mix the final product to get an mp3 to share with family, friends, or the world?  In this day of digital recording, it is easy to do!

 

Kiki Chang is a child psychiatrist who was on the faculty at Stanford University for 20 years.  However, his greatest passion has been in recording and mixing music.  He owns a home studio and has worked with teens (including his own) in producing, recording, and mixing songs and albums.  He also has engineered live performances.  In this class, he will cover the basics regarding how to get started recording your child or yourself at home!  Topics covered include: equipment needed (microphones, audio interfaces, computers, etc), different software platforms (ProTools, GarageBand, etc), and basic recording and mixing techniques.  There will be time for Q&A at the end as well.

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Monday-Friday 3:00pm-9:00pm PST

Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm PST

 

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