Young Songwriters of the Methow ROCKED!!

IMG_0073The 2nd Annual Methow Valley Young Songwriters Summer Camp was a smashing spectacular success.  Twelve gorgeous kids and myself enjoyed five days of songs and poems and singing and recording and giggling and worrying and wondering and finally giving the best dang performance ever at The Confluence Art Gallery in front of a crowd of awe-struck, beaming parents. Not to mention producing a 17 song CD!!

These Songwriting Camps are the bomb and I have very little to do with it. There is magic when you follow your heart and put all your energy into the thing that makes you feel the most creative, the most productive and the most happy. Kids tend to have an easier time that adults with that sort of thing which is why I love being around them, When we give up on fear and open our hearts abundance flows, happiness abides, work doesn’t feel like work and the world becomes a better place.

The Methow Vally Young Songwriters Camp is back by popular demand for Round 2 July 27-31st!! Contact Havilah at to register. 


Bellingham Young Songwriters Camp June 29-July 3rd has one more space!

Orcas Island Young Songwriters Camp July 17-19 still has space!

Summer Camps Are Filling Up!!

IMG_20150516_155805 Summer is beginning and my heart is overflowing…because that’s exactly what my camps are doing! SO many kiddos signed up to write songs and dig into their authentic creative selves and I can’t wait. I spent the morning wrestling with my new microphones and recording software but I believe I’ve beat them into submission and all will go smoothly during our camp sessions. I imagine these songs like butterflies that are all resting in cocoons till the young songwriters converge and softly (or loudly) coax them out of their shells and into our lives. If you know me, then you might be smiling to yourself as that’s a bit more flowery than is usually my style but seriously. It’s going to be an incredible summer.

So here’s the scoop..  The camp in Austin, TX June 1-4 is FULL.

Twisp, WA is FULL but I hate saying no so if you register soon I’ll probably say yes. It’s being held June 15-19  1-4pm at The Methow Community School. The fee is $155

June 29 – July 3rd – Gabriel’s Art Kids in Bellingham, WA still has 2 spots left!! 9am- 12pm for five days with a CD release concert at The Honeymoon. $135

July 17 – 19th  ORCAS ISLAND!!!! A very gracious person offered their beautiful cottage for us to work out of. Lots of space as this one was just scheduled. Let’s do this!!

For all of you who have signed up… here is some pre-camp homework:)

  1.  Get a journal that you LOVE and decorate the cover with whatever art supplies inspire you most.
  2. Write or draw in it for at least ten minutes every morning about any topic that comes to mind.
  3. Have an impromptu dance party alone or with a close friend at least once this week.
  4. Look in the mirror every day and notice how amazing you are.

P.S. A few weeks ago I had a booth and showcase at The Mini Makers Faire in Austin, TX and met so many creative kids. We wrote a boatload of songs and had a blast. Here’s some pictures!!