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LGBTQ Songwriting: GROWING UP GAY

Nov 9-Dec 7, 2020

Adults 18+

Everyone in the LGBTQ community has their story of challenges and revelations growing up in a heteronormative world. Working with professional singer/songwriter Rachel Garlin, we’ll create songs in a safe, queer space that reflects our collective stories. 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 thoughts amplified through spoken word and song. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy music for YOU, by YOU! No singing or musical experience required in this LGBTQ-focused workshop.

 

Dates: 11/9-12/7 (4 class sessions, no class 11/23)

 

Day/Time: Mondays, 7:00-8:15 pm(75 minutes)

 

Instructor: Rachel Garlin

 

Fee: $100

 

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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