Aiken & Friends Fest Workshops
Songwriting, Guitar, Indie Music Promotion
Saturday, Sept. 23 at 12PM
Fee: $10
The Fest is all about music education and we dedicate a portion of the festival to offering workshops given by music professionals. Workshops are open to all ages.  Attendees are encouraged to come with questions. So don't hesitate - sign up and join us!
 

SONGWRITINGMike Aiken, Paul Jefferson
Mike and Paul make for an entertaining twosome. Being good friends and co-writers they have an entertaining style together that makes for a great workshop. Each has enjoyed a wide range of success as a professional songwriter and both are happy to share their craft and insights. Bring your questions about songwriting and/or the business behind it.

GUITARAndrew Piland
Andrew’s road to success has been steep and quick. With a degree in classical guitar and a bend toward compositional technique, Andrew has been asked to co-compose for university theater productions and score films. He has worked with Mike Aiken as part of the band and film crew since 2011. Learn some of his methods for focused and efficient practice to build your guitar chops fast. Then he will cover building interesting chords and how to use them. All skill levels welcome. Guitars recommended but not mandatory.

INDIE MUSIC PROMOTIONAmy Aiken, Northwind Records
Learn how to create buzz in the current biz. In 15 years of her Indie label, Amy has seen and weathered industry changes. She has campaigned songs to the US and European Top 30 charts and shepherded Mike Aiken’s Captains & Cowboys to a first-round Grammy nomination. In the Indie world she believes there are tools that every artist should have in place to build a successful career in the music industry. From album production to websites to tour management to pitfalls in the business, Amy has something to share. Bring your questions!

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