My Voice Music pairs local bands and artists with our students to write and record original music in two short sessions: two hours to write the song, and two more hours to record.
“My experience with the project was pretty great. It was a nice experiment to work with unfamiliar musicians in a dual role as a collaborator and mentor under the time constraints of a day or two to create something we were all happy with and all had a hand in creating. It was cool to share the way I work in songwriting with others and be open to processes of the other collaborators to get a method we could all share.”
“I immediately fell in love with my Gemini twins (literally) Raiyasha & Rayawnie – not pictured is the young producer Salamander. We did 4 songs. I am so proud of you girls and how far you’ve gotten since we first met. You took everything I said, ate it & flourished. The purpose was for me to teach you but I left learning more than I expected. You both remind me constantly that I do music to share my love and passion for the craft and to continue learning everyday with it.”
“Working with these young kids reminded me that you can study technique and learn theory and everything else in between, but you cannot study heart.
I enjoyed the lack of fear or doubt on most of them and the willingness to take risks. They are very very smart kids. The environment feels safe and reassuring and they are very cautious revealing themselves and opening up right away which I think it’s very appropriate and well executed on their part. It was a wonderful and inspiring lesson for me. I hope we get to collaborate in the future soon.”