These workshops help people be part of the solution for creating a sustainable world that works for all.
Climate Justice in Song and Art
This can be a workshop or a concert.
In this workshop David will give a short background on how climate solutions and justice are connected. He will tell the story of his journey to his project, Count. Me. In., which produced 15 songs and 15 original paintings. These songs are about climate solutions, justice and a world that works for all. People often come to David’s workshops with despair and resignation and leave with hope and a desire for action.
In this workshop David will introduce the CarbonFootprintEating.org site, and help people see how easy it is to reduce their carbon footprint by about 17% just by changing what they eat (oh, and save money, too.) There are many hands on activities as well depending on the host facility.
These workshops have been a hit at festivals and conferences.
Songwriting: How to Write Your Masterpiece
This workshop will help you plan your roadmap for creating a great song.
I have seen this work over and over with songwriters. It is not quick or easy, but if you are serious about taking your songwriting to the next level this will help. Prerequisite: this works best if you have at least 10 original songs that you are comfortable playing in front of an audience. (This is not a critique session. This is not a formula for writing the perfect hit song.) -David
This workshop will show you how to use partial capos to breathe new life into your original music and arrangements.
Come see how partial capos make impressive guitar arrangement easier to play, not more difficult. We will explore normal capo tunings, weird combinations and a glimpse of Capo Madness. This is designed for songwriters who want to improve their songwriting and their stage presence. Guaranteed to get you out of your musical rut. (Shubb capos will be available at discounted prices.)
This workshop will show you how to take your guitar playing to a higher level really fast.
This workshop is for songwriters who are beginners on guitar (or uke), but need great arrangements for their songs NOW. These subtle hacks are used by seasoned guitar players all the time, but can be learned fast. (Some in one hour, all in one week.) Bring a song you would like a better solo arrangement on.