Songwriting for Social Change
Sept 21-Oct 26, 2020
Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen are known for using their music to inspire social change. Working with professional singer/songwriter Rachel Garlin, you’ll create new songs that highlight the challenges in today’s world (we think we have enough to work with, don’t you?!). Each week, we’ll explore a new topic generated by the group and you’ll have a front row seat as Rachel takes your collective ideas and turns them into improvised songs. Whether you sing along or sit back and enjoy, you’ll be amazed to hear your ideas amplified through spoken word and song. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to express your hope for social change through music. No singing or musical experience required.
Dates: 9/21-10/26 (6 class sessions)
Day/Time: Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm (75 minutes)
*Note: There will be class on Mon., 10/12, Indigenous Peoples' Day
Instructor: Rachel Garlin
Note: *This class is for ages 18+
Teaching Artist Bio
Performing singer-songwriter Rachel Garlin has toured nationwide on the indie-folk circuit and recently won accolades for composing the title track for “Out There,” the world’s first musical in augmented reality. With a natural stage presence and an affinity for quirky-intellectual songs (from the melancholy to the rousing), Rachel is a community-minded artist who was recently featured in the SF Chronicle for being “the neighborhood entertainer, comedian, cheerleader and soother all in one” after starting a series of COVID-era concerts from the edge of her garage. Rachel’s latest release “Mondegreens” (April 2020) was produced by Julie Wolf premiered in Curve Magazine and Americana Highways. When not on virtual tour or playing music, find Rachel playing house with her wife and three kiddos.
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