songwriting workshops with Craig Cardiff


Youth Songwriting Workshop  

Ages 8 to 16 - June 4-5, 2018 - 4-6 pm


Craig's workshop teaches a practical and welcoming approach to songwriting, but also focuses on Leadership elements such as confidence building, quick thinking, and presenting ideas in a clear and concise manner.  This interactive workshop draws on subject matter inspiration from the participants, and Craig and students compose songs together. This workshop give autonomy and inspiration to young people in aspects of art, creative writing, public speaking, and other areas of study.

Adult beginner Songwriting

June 4-5, 2018 - 6-9 pm



Open to songwriters (and aspiring songwriters) of all skill levels aged 16 and up, this interactive workshop will give attendees the tools to help sharpen their skills, whether they are just starting out or have a few hits under their belts. Our goal is to help each individual find the best way to combine their unique talent with methods that can achieve better results as composers and lyricists.

Specific topics will include song structure, music theory, crafting a melody, writing meaningful lyrics drawing inspiration from influences and creating a consistent process.

Songwriters will be encouraged to share works in progress, work together on new songs and share something they have completed at our finale showcase at Friday afternoon att Tiny Lights Festival. This is exclusive two session interactive songwriting workshop

Tiny Lights Intermediate  Songwriting workshop

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Friday, June 8th - 10am-4pm    $50

With a performance on Friday @ 5pm at the Ymir Cabin.

This exclusive interactive songwriting workshop is for musicians that have experience in songwriting. It will give attendees the tools to help sharpen their songwriting skills. Specific topics will include song structure, writing meaningful lyrics, co-writing, critical listening, drawing inspiration from influences and creating a consistent process.


Instructor Craig Cardiff

Craig Cardiff is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Known throughout Canada, Craig is developing a following throughout North America and into Europe. With guitar inhand, Craig can turn any setting into an intimate affair. Infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism rarely seen in today’s production-heavy climate.

Songwriter, troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy and left leaning, one song breaks your heart, and the next one puts it back together.

these workshops are generously supported by: 

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