Shine True Creative offers a variety of services to help you channel your musical creativity, deepen your skills and knowledge, and make the music you want to make.
Basics for Teens
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The process of bringing your own creations to life can be a twisty road with many bumps along the way. Even the most experienced songwriters can come upon hurdles that stifle their creativity and limit their productivity. We help aspiring and established artists navigate those dips and turns to stay on track and create the music that is waiting to come out.
Need someone to hold you accountable for working toward your goals?
I got you.
Struggling with self-doubt, perfectionism, or writer's block?
Come work that stuff out.
Overwhelmed by too many ideas or too much work?
Let's tame the tangle.
Have an idea or inspiration but not sure where to start?
Come find your flow.
Having trouble balancing the creative, technical, and business sides of your art?
We can figure it out together.
Unsure what your authentic voice or sound is?
Let's find it.
Afraid to put yourself out there and share your creations?
You can do it! I can help.
Shine True Creative coaching is individualized and tailored to each client's needs, goals, and situation. We can work together for a specific time period (ie. making a new record), on a specific goal (ie. overcome performance fears), or on an ongoing basis. Sessions are generally 45 minutes weekly but frequency and duration can be adjusted to fit each client.
My background as a counselor and coach combine with my experience as a music creator to give me a specialized perspective (learn more about my background and certifications here).
Are you interested in learning how to create your own music? Curious about how songs come together? Don't know where to start? We offer individual songwriting and composition lessons to artists age 12 and up. Lessons are customized for each student's interests and musical background but a wide range of musical topics can be addressed, including:
music theory basics
common parts of songs and how they fit together
writing lyrics that are meaningful AND musical
creating a musical mood
melody and harmony
which chords go with your melody (and vice-versa)
creating music for advertising and entertainment
rhythm and beats
chord families and progressions
different ways to get started on a song
where to find inspiration
using digital tools to create music
songwriting vs. composing
producing, recording, mixing, and mastering
Lessons are generally once per week for 45 minutes. Ability to play an instrument and music theory knowledge are NOT necessary.
Workshops can be a great way for songwriters to grow. As participants explore the world of music together, they not only deepen their understanding and skill but also create a community where they can support and inspire each other.
Shine True Music workshops are one-off classes or short series designed to pinpoint specific topics, such as
Songwriting 101: The Basics to Get Started
The Topline: Lyrics and Melody
Music and Emotion: Creating a Musical Mood
Chords: The Backbone of Your Song
Creating Music for Self-Care and Healing
Where do I begin? Starting Points and Inspiration
Music Tech: Using Digital Tools to Create Music
Making Music for Media
Private workshops can also be held for groups, classes, and teams. These are tailored for each group's specific interest areas.