The Creative Songwriting Journal
This took place over the course of just 3 days in London for The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain,
to sing Rag n Bone man’s ‘Human’ in 3 part harmony.
This incredible performance was the end result.
Please note; there was no full choir rehearsal before what you see here!
The many benefits of singing on our mental and physical health have been well researched and published. When combined with song writing this provides a very powerful and creative tool kit. We all want a flood of feel-good endorphins in our body, don’t we? Singing does just that!
A piece of paper and a pen can have a profound impact on a person when used as a focal point to create a unique and personal song. For children this can be a life changing experience, it provides a fun way of exploring thoughts, processing emotions, and building confidence as they navigate their way through their feelings on an hourly basis every day!
For adults it is a truly immersive experience. An opportunity for self-exploration on a deep level or simply for the pure joy of writing about a warm summer day.
In my 15+ years of teaching my approach to singing and song writing, I have seen hundreds of children and adults experience life changing moments. This was achieved simply by giving people the tools, guidance and most importantly the space and time to express themselves through their own words.Sophie Garner
The ability of children to express themselves creatively is a vital part of growing up. Its benefits go far beyond having fun which is an added bonus for any child! creative expression provides an opportunity for self-learning, helping to develop social skills and resilience. Children have to navigate their way through many emotions, moods and experiences on a daily basis.
The Creative Songwriting Journal for 7-12-year-olds, was developed specifically to:
This unique and colourful journal is filled with creative exercises, quotes and inspiring activities. All providing a positive and empowering tool kit for children to process their own unique thoughts and feelings through songwriting, giving them a skill set to use long after finishing the journal.
If you Can’t say it Sing it’ is Sophie’s 2nd book and was published in April 2021.
This beautiful ring bound journal is printed in full colour on thick high-quality paper with a soft feel cover. It is packed with exercises, ideas and mini projects to fill in, cut out and keep.
They all encourage exploring emotions and self-understanding through song writing, creative storytelling and the one thing children have by the bucket load… imagination!
This unique book is the perfect companion to Sophie’s first book ‘The Creative Song writing Journal’. You will learn skills that you can use and develop over and over again.
There is even a unique ‘Keep Out’ sign to cut out and hang on your door for when you are practicing!
Sophie in January 2022 delivering her Singing & Songwriting workshop to year 1 and 2 at Windmill Primary School in Raunds.
This is an excerpt from the 1st of 3 school day workshops working towards a whole school performance in July 2022.
Sophie published her first book at the end of 2020 ‘The Creative Song writing Journal’ l for children 6-12 years. Building confidence, encouraging creativity, and supporting self-expression. This how to guide is packed with exercises, inspirational quotes and her own unique approach to song writing.
Since its release in December of 2020, it has been endorsed by Sue Atkins, BBC, Disney and ITV’s This Morning parenting expert. In the spring of 2021, just 3 months after publication. Sophie gained representation with Speaking About Books. This has been a very exciting start to 2021 and Sophie is proud to be under the same agency as the famous author, Michael Rosen.
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Sophie provides educational workshops for schools as well as specialist training for teachers.
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