The beautiful thing about my songwriting workshops is that they take on a life of their own. I barely have to plan because only the slightest nudge is needed for young people to open their hearts and express what is inside. Young Songwriter Rio who is 8 years old has not only written several songs over the past few weeks but has also become a mentor and coach to others who are more introverted. She helps adjust microphones, set up percussion, design posters and offer support and encouragement to those who are recording vocal tracks which requires great vulnerability and courage. Kids like Rio make my job less of a leader and more of an assistant.
Here is what Rio’s mother has to say about her daughter’s experience in the Young Songwriting Workshops. I’m blessed and grateful to receive these words..
“We are so pleased with the work that Havilah has done with our daughter during their songwriting workshops. Havilah has a great gift and real talent for helping kids express their creativity through songwriting, singing & music. I have seen my daughter gain confidence and a new love of music while working with Havilah. When they are making music together the flow is incredible to see. I highly recommend Havilah’s class!”