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Chords and Courage

Tribes Hill’s Songwriting Workshop Series

Chords and Courage
Tribes Hill is proud to announce its fourth Songwriting Workshop series for the New York metro and lower Hudson Valley areas.  If you already have some basic song-playing skills and a curiosity to go further, this series is an opportunity to:
·        Build confidence to express yourself in a supportive environment
·        Develop songcraft and explore lyric voices
·        Access places inside where songs come from

Here’s what participants in our previous workshop series' had to say:

"This was a wonderful series. Your hospitality, encouragement and enthusiasm was really appreciated."
"Loved it.  Each instructor brought something different and complimented each others' classes. Introduced to some great songwriters.  Sharing and feedback was great".
"I truly enjoyed the sessions. I felt very comfortable sharing my songs and I appreciated all the feedback. I would definitely sign up for others in the future. I absolutely loved hearing the songwriters play their songs.  It gave me a better understanding of how they write their music."  
"It was a positive, creative space with a good, open vibe."

The Details:

7 sessions meeting Sundays from 3 to 5:30 in Hartsdale, NY, with a concluding performance for family and friends.
Sessions will run from mid-January to March.

Past teachers have included Joe Crookston, KJ Denhert, Matt Turk, Fred Gillen Jr., Ina May Wool, Lara Herscovich, Josh Joffen, James Durst, Honor Finnegan and Elaine Romanelli.  Our teachers list for the new semester is being developed now.  So stay tuned.  

Full series: 7 sessions: $350
Series location: Hartsdale, NY.

Class size?
7 maximum full-timers, in order to give each participant attention.

About Tribes Hill:
We are a collaborative non-profit community of musicians and music lovers centered in the lower Hudson Valley.  Since 2002 we have presented concert performances, monthly gatherings, song circles, benefits and fundraisers.  Please visit us at

To register and for questions, email Steve at and write "songwriting" in the header.

updated: 4 years ago