Songwriter Collective **UPDATE**

27 January, 2023

Nau mai haere mai all musicians between the ages of 12 – 19 years living in the upper Kaipara region Would you like to learn about songwriting, make new friends and meet other musicians?

Whether you have never written a song before or are an experienced musician and songwriter, join us for three fun-filled weekend workshops, led by four friendly and imaginative musical tutors Stephen Matthews, Kiri Eriwata, Leea Lamatoa and Brayden Jeffery.

Our informal workshops will be held in the tranquil and relaxing Te Whai Community Trust Mangawhai. There will be loads of time to play music, share ideas and laugh as we encourage each other to try something new If you live out of Mangawhai, we will organise carpooling rides where possible to help get you there.

The workshops are free and fully funded by Creative Northland. For more information email us at

All the tutors are professional musicians and have taught music performance and creative studies at the University of Auckland. Song Conversations’ co-founders Stephen (Tipene) Matthews and Kiri Eriwata have taught at the School of Music, University of Auckland for many years.

At these workshops participants will:
· Try out contemporary and innovative songwriting techniques
· Learn new ways to easily take creative risks
· Strengthen their skills as musicians and storytellers
· Develop their connection to people and place
· Discover new ways to record and perform their songs
· Build self-awareness and creative resilience
· Nurture creative trust and respect for others

Register your interest by Tuesday 14 February 2023 at

When will the workshops and tutorials take place?
#1 Workshop 1: Saturday 18 February 2023
10 am – 3 pm
#2 Workshop 2: Sunday 19 February 2023
10 am – 2 pm
#3 Online Songwriting Tutorials
Tutorials will be scheduled according to each songwriter’s needs and availability between the 20th of February and the 4th of March.
#4 Workshop 3: Sunday 5 March 2023
10 am – 3 pm
At 2 pm, the workshop will finish with a play-through of the new songs—either through live performances by the tutors and the songwriters or by listening to audio recordings of the new songs. Family and friends are warmly invited!

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