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Online Family Program: Songwriting 101: The Blues

Jul 22, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join a museum educator on Field Trip Zoom to write a song as a group in this introductory workshop. Music professional Adam Ollendorff will teach the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, theme, and rhyme scheme. Participants will learn a blues song to get the creative juices flowing, then share ideas via “chat” to write an original song. Ollendorff co-wrote “Moonlight, Mistletoe, and You,” the title cut on Keb’ Mo’s 2019 holiday album, which spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard blues chart. Recommended for ages seven and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.


Takes place via Field Trip Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Free.


Optional materials (recommended):

  • Paper and writing utensil for taking notes
  • Your own musical instrument for playing along


Click here to register.


By signing up for this program, you are confirming that a guardian will be present with youth under age thirteen. An educator will send a Field Trip Zoom invitation to you by 11:00 a.m. the morning of the program. Registration closes at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the program, and accommodations are guaranteed for museum members. Please reach out to if you have any questions.


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