SPRINGTIME SONGS!

Songbirds has migrated back to Toronto for the springtime, and we’re flying around downtown. This week, we began work with students at Rose Avenue Public School and East York Collegiate Institute. The first four classes this week were wonderful, with the students bringing very creative and brave ideas to our songwriting. We will be visiting several schools until the end of June, and are very excited to see what powerful songs will be created!

Thanks to the Toronto-Eglinton Rotary Club for subsidizing these programs, and providing support to Songbirds for another year.

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SONGBIRDS LANDING

The ten-week Songbirds Songwriting Course was a success, with a number of beautiful songs being written by the adult students. There are murmurings of running a second program at Midtown Music School this summer, so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, Songbirds has started off our spring in-school visits in downtown Toronto with City View Alternative Senior School. Students will be writing songs on a social justice theme for their music classes. It’s a very exciting project for us, and we look forward to more.

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SONGBIRDS FLIES AGAIN!

Songbirds has started up a ten-week songwriting course at Midtown Music School in Toronto. The students are excitedly working on their first co-writing project. We are excited to be working with Midtown, and look forward to more collaborations with our two schools.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Happy holidays from Songbird Travelling Music School.

We have enjoyed an amazing year working with music students of all ages from the West Coast and up to Eastern Canada.

Thanks to our sponsors (including the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club). And to the support of people and organizations like John Harris at The Harris Institute in Toronto, host teachers and all the folks who pulled together for a great visit in Valemount, BC.

Here’s wishing you at musical 2014!

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SASSY SINGLE FROM THISTLETOWN COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE

After an amazing set of songwriting courses in the Toronto area this spring, this one group of awesome (and camera-shy!) students posted a video of the class song they wrote with SONGBIRDS instructor, Joanna Chapman-Smith. This sassy single is called “Someone New”:

 

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LAST DAY!

Tomorrow is the last day Songbirds will be at The Grove Community School and Thistletown Collegiate Institute thanks to funding from Toronto-Eglinton’s Rotary Club. Three classes from the two schools have been working on songs individually and as a group on themes of Growth, Failure and Creativity. These classes will be sharing their songs with other students in the coming weeks. Great work kids!

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BACK TO SCHOOL!

Tomorrow afternoon, Songbirds will be visiting The Grove Community School, for the first of eighteen school visits funded by the Toronto-Eglinton Rotary Club over the next two months. At The Grove, a group of seventeen Grade 4’s will be working together to create a song based on the themes of “growth” and “change”. Here we “grow”!

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