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Songwriting & Rhythm For Ages 6 - 18

Songwriting & Rhythm for Ages 6 - 18

Tuesday, July 30 - Friday, August 2, 2019
Earlybird Fee: $210 (Must pay in full by June 1)
Regular Fee: $245
Deposit: $61

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Scholarships and Bursaries are available for all Island Mountain Arts Programs

Link here for information about accommodations for students

To register call 1-800-442-2787 or online below.
You can also mail a cheque to Island Mountain Arts, Box 65, Wells, BC, V0K 2R0

Workshop Description

This course focuses on both writing and performance aimed at facilitating self-expression through music, song and spoken word poetry. Combining elements of musical theory, improvisation techniques, lyric writing, collaboration with peers and working one-on-one with the instructors, students get and incredibly dynamic and transformational experience. This program is suitable for complete beginners, as well as students with prior musical experience. Corwin brings his mobile recording studio to give students an opportunity to record their new tunes and have a CD to take home with them. Students perform their new songs at the ArtsWells Festival. Having taught this course at IMA for over ten years, professional BC musician Corwin Fox has developed an incredible program that has been life-changing for many of the young people who have taken part.


Instructor Bios


Corwin Fox is a Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has been hailed as “a shining light in Canadian roots music” by Doug Cox (artistic director, Vancouver Island Music Festival). Known as much for his studio expertise as his live show, Corwin has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S. and Australia performing his songs on banjo, guitar and ukelele. He has played venues and festivals large and small, some by himself, some with his band Morlove, and some with such luminaries as Fred Penner, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long, Alex Cuba, Kim Barlow and Raghu Lokanathan.



Events Included:

  • Monday, July 29, 7pm: Student Welcome Reception, IMA Gallery (2323 Pooley Street) -Meet your instructor and pick up your student information packages.

  • Saturday, August 3, ArtsWells Festival Performance –Outdoor Stage, Students perform their new creations as part of the festival.

IMA students also receive free admission to Barkerville Historic Town and many discounts to local businesses.

General Course Information for Young People

Classes are held in the Wells School and run from 9am – 3:30pm with a lunch break between 12 – 1pm.

Parents or guardians are responsible for child or youth supervision during lunch and before and after class hours.

IMA is not liable for any personal injuries occurring on property rented (or owned) by IMA, and IMA is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property.

At the discretion of the teacher or IMA staff, children or youth who consistently disrupt the class may be removed from the course without a course refund.


Earlier Event: July 18
Writing with George Elliott Clarke