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NaAC Songwriters: Hit Makers
NaAC Songwriters is excited to present Hit Makers. During this 10-week program, NaAC artists will explore different ways to produce songs! Each artist will establish individual music goals and learn about aspects of musical melody & harmony and how to layer sounds when making a song. By the end of the program, each artist will present their musical composition.
Don’t play an instrument? Don’t worry! Our programs use accessible music-making tools that move away from conventional instruments. These programs mostly use NaAC iPads to create and capture music, and artists will work with accessible music controllers and music libraries full of loops and samples to help compose their tracks. All materials and tools are provided.
Hit Makers is great for anyone wanting to start making their own songs. Whether you have a background in music or not, Carlos will work with you individually and ensure you get the most out of this class while having fun with the group. Artists who have participated in any of the other Songwriters classes are encouraged to attend this program to expand their song-creation skills.
NaAC Songwriters is for people 16+ years old and open to mixed ability participants and community members.
LOCATION | National accessArts Centre, 8038 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary AB
Wednesdays | October 4- December 6, 2023
TIME | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
FEES | $140
Meet Carlos Arteaga
Carlos Arteaga is a musician and artist facilitator at the NaAC with a passion for community-building through art and music. With a background in sonic arts and music production, his approaches music programing at the NaAC with the aim of exposing our artists to a wide variety of art and sonic media.
Carlos has experience teaching and running workshops with diverse groups of people. He believes it is important to find different teaching methods that make sense for the participants. One of his main goals is to empower community members in a safe environment, where creativity and inclusion are central to the success of the programs.