Cathy Miller - Self Portrait Quilt

Cathy Miller - the Singing Quilter

We’re really pumped about Deep Cove Folk’s show on December 8!  Our good friend and long-time supporter, Cathy Miller will be the feature act.

Bill Staines Workshop “The Elements of Songwriting”

Saturday, October 19, 2013
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church

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Co-presented by Deep Cove Folk & Peninsula Academy of Music Arts. $40 TIckets online or at Peninsula Academy 1662 Mills Road (the airport side) N. Saanich V8L 5S9 778.426.1800 or

Learn from an acknowledged song-writing master.

The two stages to songwriting. What are they? The conceptual stage and the craft stage.

Bill will also cover the elements of writing compelling melodies and lyrics. There are 4 or 5 musical motifs that I’ve found in beautiful melodies. What are they?
What are power words? How does one get at the essence of an idea with as few words as possible? Writers block? What is a great song?

Depending on interest, he also may go over the music biz part although some of it may be different in Canada.

Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church (intersection Willingdon & East Saanich Road)

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