Greetings friends and young songwriters! I hope this message finds you enjoying as much health and happiness as possible. It’s been a strange month or so for all of us and I know that each of us is experiencing it in a different way. I had quite a busy March and April of travels and touring planned, all of which was canceled. Although this was disappointing, I’ve actually found myself grateful for an excuse to settle down, move slower, re-evaluate my goals and be more introspective and personal with my creative process. That said, I am missing working with young people and I hope that there are some opportunities this summer for connecting in one form or another. At this point in time, I am still planning on leading Songwriting Camps with a cap of five participants for each in Bellingham, Vashon Island and Whidbey Island. There is also opportunities for meeting via zoom if social distancing restrictions do not allow us to meet in person. Below are the TENTATIVE dates and registration details. Stay tuned for updates as they are made available. Since my schedule is so incredibly OPEN these days, please reach out if you’d like to have a songwriting or voice coaching session via facetime or Zoom. While it’s not the same as being together in the same room, I think we are all grateful for as much connection with each other as we can make available.
July 13 – 16 Full Moon Rising Farm Whidbey Island, WA 10am – 3pm Register at their website by clicking HERE
July 20 – 23 Chuckanut Center Bellingham, WA 10am – 3pm Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
July 27 – 30 Vashon Center for The Arts Vashon Island, WA 10am – 3pm Register at their website by clicking HERE
Greetings! Hope this post finds you anticipating the beginnings of spring.. only a teeny bit more than a month away! What keeps you inspired and creative during the long months of winter? For me it’s allowing myself to enjoy coziness and rest, lots of warm comforting meals along with encouraging myself to get out the door and into the fresh air no matter how much I might initially resist. I find that exercise and self care during months that make me feel sluggish also ward off the sluggishness of the creative mind. This way, I can make the best use of the extra indoor time by practicing and writing.
Spring is just around the corner though and I’m not only looking forward to the longer and sunnier days but also lots of travels bringing singing and songwriting far and wide. Check out my schedule and feel free to register by clicking on the links on the side bar or emailing me at email@example.com.
March 14th 12:30 – 4:30 Mode Music Studios on Vashon Island, WA ages 7 – 12 $100 includes admission to house concert with Havilah that evening
March 15th 12:30 – 4:30 Mode Music Studios in West Seattleages 7 – 12 $100 partial scholarships available
March 29th The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, OR for teens and adults 12 – 4pm $60 House concert that evening at 6pm
April 11th Grand Mesa Arts and Event Center in Cedaredge, CO 10am – 3pm ages 7 -12
April 18th Cohesion Center for Dance and The Arts in Helena, MT 10am – 2pm teens and adults $60
Autumn has arrived in full swing with private voice coaching, songwriting workshops on the weekends and after school and a winter break camp in the works. Here are the details!
Private voice and songwriting coaching for kids and adults of all ages in the Bellingham area. There are still time slots available between 4 and 7pm Monday – Thursday. Rates are $60 per hour and $200 per four session package. Sessions take place primarily out of Havilah’s home studio but are occasionally available in the Seattle area or in other places where she might be traveling throughout the year. Please inquire!
Young Songwriter Workshop at Mode Music Studios in West Seattle November 9th and 10th 10am – 3pm! $200 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register! Join us for a weekend of creativity and songwriting! All participants will receive a CD of our work and the weekend will close with a CD release celebration at The Skylark Cafe November 10th at 2:30pm!
Winter Break Young Songwriter Workshop in Bellingham, WA January 2nd and 3rd 10am – 3pm $125. Contact email@example.com to register!
Greetings friends! I’m excited to announce that every camp is almost full! I have the dates and places listed below in case you’d still like to register for one of our Young Songwriter Summer Camps. Also, if you would like to help sponsor a young songwriter whose family can not afford the tuition please visit my patreon site to offer a monthly subscription for any amount you choose and that can be canceled at any time. For instance, you might subscribe for a few months at $75 per month. This would pay tuition for one camper in need and you will receive updates with pictures, video and songs by young songwriters! Click on www.patreon.com/havilahsings to learn more.
Check out the schedule as it stands now and let me know if you’d like to register for any of the camps or schedule a private camp during any of the open dates listed. I am willing to travel as far south as Ashland, OR and as far east as Montana! Looking forward to spending the summer writing songs with young people and sharing them with you!
June 24 – 27 9am – 1pm $350 The Valley School Seattle, WA Register with them please! SOLD OUT
July 8 – 11 10am – 3pm $350 Songbird Camp at Full Moon Rising Farm on Whidbey Island, WA Register through them please! 3 SPOTS LEFT
July 15 – 18 Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA Register through them please! 1 SPOT LEFT
July 22 – 25 10am – 3pm $275 Chuckanut Center Bellingham, WA Contact Havilah at firstname.lastname@example.org to register! 2 SPOTS LEFT
August 5 – 8 AVAILABLE Washington or Oregon
August 19 – 23 AVAILABLE Washington or Oregon
Holy cow I can’t believe 2018 is over! Our first Winter Break Songwriting Camp was a blast and I’m so grateful to our families, young songwriters and patrons who provided funding for several partial scholarships. Young Songwriter Summer Camp scheduling is under way. I’ve listed locations and possible dates so if you see something that catches your eye let me know! I’m now also available to bring songwriting programs to Bellingham Public Schools via Allied Arts. Check out my profile and lesson plans descriptions HERE. As always I am also available as a private voice and songwriting coach to people of all ages. Check out the link at the top of the page to learn more.
This year I will also be focusing HEAVILY on my songwriting with elderly project. I am hoping to write seven more songs based on the narratives of people over the age of 80 in Bellingham and showcasing these songs at a concert in Bellingham on March 23. This will be the launching point for what I hope evolves into a larger scale project that will involve more songwriters and communities outside of Bellingham. My dream is to compile our songs into a recording complete with pictures and narratives of the people whose stories we are curating. Of course funding for musicians, recording, time and traveling expenses is the greatest challenge I am facing at this point and non-profit status seems like the most like course of action. In the meantime, you can help by becoming a patron of this project. This means you subscribe to my project via patreon and for a monthly fee as low as $5 a month you receive updates that include songs, pictures and more. CLICK HERE to learn more and thank you in advance! Without further adieu.. here are the dates of the Young Songwriter Summer Camps!
June 17 – 20 10am – 3pm $225 Methow Valley Songwriting Camp in Twisp, WA Host TBD
June 24 – 27 9am – 1pm $350 The Valley School Seattle, WA Register with them please!
July 8 – 11 10am – 3pm $350 Songbird Camp at Full Moon Rising Farm on Whidbey Island, WA Register through them please!
July 15 – 18 Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA Register through them please!
July 22 – 25 10am – 3pm $275 Chuckanut Center Bellingham, WA Contact Havilah at email@example.com to register!
August 5 – 8 AVAILABLE
Only a few more days till we fall back?? Winter is fast approaching and I’m cooking up some fun and festive musical events to share with young people and adults alike in the Bellingham area. It won’t be long till I’ll be mapping out the calendar for next season’s Young Songwriter Summer Camp so reach out if you’d like me to schedule something in your neck of the woods. Here is the low down for the next few months..
November 2 to December 7th Fridays at 10am – 11am Baby and Me Creative Play Hour at La Vida Dance Studio $15 per session Join us every Friday morning for singing, shaking, rattling and yoga inspired movement for littles ages 6 months to 3 years and their guardians!
November 7 – 21 Wednesday evenings 5:45 – 6:45 at Christmas Caroling Group Class at Bellinghome School of Music We have been invited again by Downtown Bellingham to lead Christmas Carols for the annual Christmas Tree lighting at Bellingham Depot Market on Saturday Dec 1st! We are excited to announce we have put together an all ages (7 and up) 4 week group class that runs weekly on Wednesday nights at 5:45pm starting in November led by talented Havilah Rand. Feel free to participate with your child in rehearsals. In the past our group has consisted of a mix of kids and parents and are ready to continue the tradition! Please call the front desk to sign up (360-922-0382)
December 18 – 20 Daily 10am – 3pm Winter Break Songwriting Camp at Havilah’s House! As always, we will engage in creative fun activities such as theater games. nature walks, art projects and more to inspire ideas for songs. As the songs come forth we will record them and create our own CD of all of our original creations. Camp will culminate with an short informal celebration and house concert!!
FEE: $150 sliding scale and partial scholarships available
Contact Havilah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-554-6452 to learn more!
I am also offering a special on four one hour voice coaching sessions package for $150 . Contact me at email@example.com or call 512-554-6452 to learn more!
Fall is my favorite season. It’s my own personal New Year where I reflect on all my summer adventures and begin mapping out the upcoming year. In the coming months I’ll be focusing on building my songwriting programs for homeschool families and adult workshops. I’ll also be trying something new and leading an eight week Mommy and Me Creative Play hour during which I’ll integrate my yoga practice with movement and song for toddlers and their adult caregivers. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about any of the following events and save your spot!
October 7 – December 12 Mommy and Me Creative Play at La Vida Dance Studio Fridays 10am – 11am $135 for all eight weeks or $15 single drop in
October 13 1-4pm Songwriting Workshop for ages 18 – 60+ at Chuckanut Center We will engage in several fun and stimulating activities for developing song ideas. Feel free to bring works in progress as well as blank slate. Havilah will begin and end the afternoon with a short yoga and meditation practice to cultivate and maintain creative energy.
Bring your own snacks and beverages to share if you wish.
I have openings Wednesday and Thursday evenings after 4pm for private voice and performance coaching!!
I also have openings for Young Songwriter Programs for private school and homeschool communities. These are available for one or more days and can be catered to your time frame and location. Contact email@example.com to learn more!!