SiS Learning Series: Storytelling Through Song

Songwriters in Seattle
Songwriters in Seattle
Public group

Phinney Neighborhood Center

6532 Phinney Avenue North · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Room 31: Brick building, park in the lower lot, go in the main door and up one level

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Instructor: Beth Wood


Stories live within each of us. Songs can be powerful tools for preserving and honoring story. In this interactive workshop we will work together in a safe, non-judgmental space to access our stories and translate them into song. How do words suggest melody and vice versa? How does song form influence the communication of a narrative? We will engage in wordplay exercises and guided free-writing. We will examine and discuss an example of a song that tells a story. Bring an instrument if you wish (not required) and something to write with/on. Bring your open heart, your open mind and your curious spirit. Voluntary sharing is encouraged!


Beth Wood is an award-winning songwriter, a modern-day troubadour, and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, powerhouse voice, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for over twenty years. Beth has released ten independent albums and two books of poetry with album #11 scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018 and a duo project album to be released in Spring 2018. Beth’s work has expanded to include teaching voice and song coaching as well as leading workshops at festivals, songwriting retreats and beyond. Beth believes that engagement in the process of creation is as important as its outcome. Her musical philosophy is that there are no wrong notes.

“A woman with the heart of songcraft in her blood and the exceptional musicianship to back it
up.” — The Corvallis Advocate

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