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February songwriting workshop for kids at CMNH

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For kids who love music and creative writing, the Children’s Museum of NH is offering a special opportunity to build on both skills. During New Hampshire’s school vacation week, the Museum is hosting a 3-day workshop called Songwriting and the Creative Process, led by New Hampshire musician Rick Lang. The workshop will be held February 28 – March 1 from 10 – 11:30 am each day for students ages 8-10.

Songwriting and the Creative Process will cover the basic elements of songwriting, melody and rhythm, and how to organize and record song ideas. Participants will beintroduced to traditional American music and will work collaboratively to write a song about a river, using the Museum’s Cochecosystem exhibit and the river that flows right behind the Museum as inspiration. The workshop will culminate in the creation of a group song that is put to music. Each student will receive the song in electronic form and the Museum will also share the song with visitors and school groups

Rick Lang is a New Hampshire songwriter and musician who has recorded several bluegrass albums and performed in concerts around New England. More than 50 of his songs have been recorded by nationally-known bluegrass bands. He is also a member of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s songwritingcommittee. More information about Rick Lang can be found at www.haleyannamusic.com.

The cost of the Songwriting Workshop is $40 for Children’s Museum members and $45 for non-members. The class is limited to 12 students and registration is now open. To register, please call the Museum at (603) 742-2002, or for more information, please visit www.childrens-museum.org.

About the Children’s Museum of NH

The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located in the center of Dover and offers two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to age 12. Visitors can explore a wide range of interests, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events. For more information, please visit www.childrens-museum.org.

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