Introduction to Songwriting


  • September 29, 2018 - Showtime: 1:30pm
  • September 30, 2018 - Showtime: 1:30pm


SaskMusic Offices Regina and Saskatoon

See below, Saskatchewan, Canada

Dates & Location:

Saskatoon: Saturday, September 29, 130-3pm
SaskMusic Saskatoon, 202-226 20th St W (The Two Twenty building)
Paid parking is available at street metres or in a paid lot across the street. Wheelchair accessible, no fragrances please.

Regina: Sunday, September 30, 130-3pm
SaskMusic Regina, 1831 College Ave. (Production Studios)
Please enter using the west door, off Hamilton St. Parking is available in any unmarked spots in that parking lot. Wheelchair accessible, no fragrances please.

Pre-registration is appreciated.

Have you always wanted to write a song?

This workshop will be geared to those who are curious about how to write a song, or who at the beginning stages of their songwriting practice.

Using a couple of examples, we'll dissect the parts of a song and what their purpose is; examine different song forms; discuss what makes a strong lyric; give common chord progressions that you can start from; and where to begin with your song ideas.

Bring a notepad and something to write with. Suggested age range 14 years and up. (Free)

Led by: SaskMusic's Lorena Kelly
Studying keyboards at Professional Musicians’ College, as a vocalist/keyboard player/songwriter/artist Lorena has toured across Canada, the U.S. and internationally, both in her own projects and as a freelance musician backing up dozens of different artists. She's appeared on songs that have been broadcast and/or achieved chart status in the genres of folk, country, adult contemporary and pop. Lorena has led numerous workshops and written many articles on songwriting and marketing and has served on juries for The JUNO Awards, Canadian Country Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, Saskatchewan Arts Board, and Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, to name a few.

A Culture Days event.