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Unleash your inner songwriter!

Learn the fundamentals of songwriting in this four-part course. Each session will be a hands-on celebration of the craft for musicians of any experience level keen on developing their creative expression.

Topics covered include lyrics, melody, dynamics and performance, workshopped through a number of fun and engaging individual exercises and group activities. Whether you’ve written albums worth of material or are hoping to pen your very first tune, these classes will offer the chance to hone your skills in a safe and supportive environment. 

Basic proficiency in guitar or piano encouraged, but not mandatory. 


Dates: TBD
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Hall, UNB Campus, Fredericton
Price: $100 (+HST)
Instructor: Jason Anderson

About the instructor

Jason Anderson is a working musician who loves connecting with audiences through stories and song. He’s been lucky enough to tour the world, gigging his way from Australia to Iceland and points in between. Alongside a prolific solo career, Anderson is an accomplished guitarist and session player, having collaborated in the studio and on the stage with a diverse array of acclaimed indie artists including Mount Eerie and Strand of Oaks. More than anything, he is happiest when sharing his passion for the craft—holding a BA in Theatre and an MA in Teaching, Jason is a guitar and piano instructor at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton, and was one of the city's Artists in Residence for Summer 2021. 

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