Welcome, visitor!   Register   Login

Post an Ad
Menu Post an Ad

$85 /3 sessions

Songwriting Workshop- Allowed Sound Studio

Oct 18 exchange art copy
Spring songwriting.Oct 18 Songwriting copy

Item Details:

  • Full Name: Andy Meyers
  • Location: Allowed Sound Studio
  • Phone: 250-537-2294
  • Expires: 18 days, 9 hours

Email to a friend

← Go Back
  • Item listed by: on October 6, 2018

    Item Description:

    “I attended the first Songwriters Workshop that Andrew organized back in ’01. I would encourage anyone with an interest to attend these sessions – they did me a world of good on many levels…Andy brings a wealth of experience and a good understanding of what it takes to pen a tune, and he brought out the best in each of us. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!” Ron Cooke

    The “Language of Song”, is a simple, effective appreciation of how songs are put together and what makes them sing. This is combined with a gentle and intuitive examination of our writing process. The workshop is led by songwriter/producer Andy Meyers, whose skilled and relaxed approach, deep love for the subject, and broad experience, will make deepening your connection with song entertaining and fun.

    “Andy has a great knowledge of song structure and a real appreciation for the relationship between lyrics and melodies. He has a conversational teaching style through which he offers a wide range of insights and techniques to help in writing and improving your songs. Andy doesn’t try to dictate how you should write your songs, instead he aims to open your mind to possibilities and give you tools to develop your own style of song writing.” Jonathon Menz

    At the “Language of Song” sessions, we’ll share our songs in a circle, exploring how we can make them their strongest and clearest. There is lively feedback and discussion, and a supportive, focused environment. The thrust of the “Language of Song” is an understanding that songs speak through lyrics, melody, chords, and structure. We’ll learn skills and an ability to work on these individual aspects of songs in an unified way.  We ‘ll also examine songs by the masters –Dylan, Bowie, Mitchell,  Rogers and Hart, Lennon/McCartney, Van Zant, the Gershwins, etc.  We’ll examine what makes these songs sing, looking at what these songs do and how they do it. 

    “I just wanted to send a note to thank you for the great songwriting workshop sessions. I learned a ton, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and hearing all the different styles, approaches, ideas, commiserations . .  it was all wonderful!   This workshop has opened up a whole new world to me, and I can’t thank you enough. Looking forward to more songwriting… “ Joanne O’Driscoll

    The 13th Allowed Sound Songwriting Intensive begins the week of October 22 and runs for three sessions, one evening weekly, 7-900 pm. (We’ll pick an evening based on participant’s schedules.) The cost is $85.  The workshop takes place at Allowed Sound Studio on Blackburn Road.
    “Thanks for all your continued help with my musical evolution. The Workshop was amazing, super fun and I learned a ton!! I want to do more…  ”  Gina-Lily D’Attilio, singer/songwriter

    The Allowed Sound Songwriting Intensive is open to all.   Novice or experienced songwriter, whether or not you play an instrument, whether you write music and lyrics or just lyrics, you will  complete the workshop having had fun, gained valuable insight and experience with songwriting, and having written a few new songs.
    For more information or with any questions, please contact Andy Meyers at 250-537-2294  creating@allowedsound.com
    “Andy has an intuitive sense of how best to nurture novice songwriters  to take the next step in their development”. PC Oliphant, singer/songwriter.

     Meyers has been producing CDs at his Allowed Sound Studio since 1999, including “How Does it Feel to be Loved”, which made a “Top 10 CDs of 2008” list in New York’s Village Voice.  His song “Do the Wait” was featured on a cover CD of the British music magazine UNCUT.  Andy has been awarded two Canada Council grants for composition and production, which he completed with collaborators Brian Brett and Susheela Dawne.
    In 2016 an LP release of original music by Meyers’ band The Scenics was be released by the Italian label Rave Up Records, and distributed in North America by Seattles’Light in the Attic label. The next Scenics album is coming out in the spring of 2019. In recent years Meyers has worked on recordings for a variety of songwriters including CR Avery, Tom Hooper, ESL, SIlva, Jade Bell and Blind Focus, Art Bergmann, Carmanah, Katie Burke, Gwen Gagne, and Denny J. This spring Meyers produced his 6th album for BC Country music hall of famer Alan Moberg.
    Andy Meyers’ songwriting with his Toronto band The Scenics:
    “Original & uncompromising….  Brainy crackpot art-pop with an ear for off-kilter melody, a headful of magic & twitchy grooves to burn.”  Ben Rayner Toronto Star

    “This is some of their strongest material in terms of composition…This is a band that deserves to be heard.”  popmatters.com

     “Growing Pains has a gentle touch… It’s a hymn for the street underdog. Following the somewhat surrealistic poetry is a big part of the fun here… at the heart of the guitar art, you’ll find graceful, playful songwriting

    Comments May Not Be Seen by the Author

    No Tags


    Listing ID: 5465bb92cc0ef7bf

    Post an Event

    Community News

    • Balance Matters

      by on 18 hours ago

      I am running for the Islands Trust because I believe it is time for strong new leadership that is more attuned to the needs of today’s diverse population. I know we can honour the mandate of the Islands Trust while also strengthening the fabric of our communities, local small businesses and farms, and important services.  […]

    • Fire News: Chief’s Response Report – 201...

      by on 18 hours ago

      Response Report – SSIFR responded to an above average month with 79 Incidents in September. Alarm Bells – 5, Assistance – 11, Medical – 27, HAZMAT – 2, MVI – 5, Structure Fire – 4, Open Burn – 18, Hydro – 1, Beach Fire – 2, Brush / Grass Fire – 3, Rubbish Fire – […]

    • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

      by on 22 hours ago

      In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of affordable housing. Question: Using the many valuable planning tools in the Islands Trust report, Options for Affordable Housing-New Solutions to the Housing Crisis, how would you address […]

    • Darryl Martin – 2018 General Election C...

      by on October 17, 2018

      It’s 2018 General Election time on Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands and over much of British Columbia. Our Election Profiles series on the Salt Spring Exchange features candidates who are running for local office. These short interviews are structured so that you can learn about each of the candidates and why you might consider […]

    • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

      by on October 17, 2018

      In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of environmental challenges. Question: What are the top three challenges facing the natural environment of Salt Spring, and what steps would you take to address these challenges? Sabrina […]

    • CRD Candidates Differ on Important Issue...

      by on October 16, 2018

      As the local CRD campaign unfolds, significant differences between candidates on important issues and priorities have emerged. This is my view of these differences and their importance our community.   Affordable Housing Affordable housing is Salt Spring’s top priority. I believe my platform proposals are the most comprehensive, and include provision of supporting infrastructure, strengthening […]

    • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

      by on October 16, 2018

      In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of sustainable transportation. Question: How would you promote environmentally sustainable transportation on Salt Spring? Sabrina Ali (candidate for Islands Trustee): I would like to see public transit extended […]

    • Great to See All Candidates Prioritize H...

      by on October 15, 2018

      Over the course of the past 6 months, volunteers from across the Island have been exploring solutions to our affordable housing crisis. Members of our group have held hundreds of meetings and conversations with community leaders, current elected officials, planners, non-profit housing proponents, engineers and water experts, builders and rental suite owners, and those most […]

    • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

      by on October 15, 2018

      In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of new projects. Question: (CRD Only question) When making a cost-benefit analysis for a capital project, how would you account for the environmental impacts of that project, and […]

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This