Wow. Inspiring, joyful, supportive, caring. Sharing all the inside scoops I cannot imagine any other way we could find out about. Even the intimate performances by their "pro's,"such accomplished artists- just for the kids. Again, wow.
Just to let you know how inspiring- Shayna took a turn singing her song Paradise at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge at the airport on our way out of town, to rousing applause. She got to see people stop on their way to their gates to listen, strangers stopped their meals to be an audience, even took her picture, and the singer said, "Already I can't get the chorus out of my head."
There is absolutely no way she would have considered herself a singer/songwriter, which is what allowed her to ask to sing, if it weren't for you all, and no way her mother would have recognized the possibilities enough for me to have given her the shove to get her on her way! We'll NEVER forget this weekend.
THANKS! Hugs, Carol
Dear Kirsti -
I just wanted to again express my sincere appreciation and thanks to you both for your time & valuable training that you shared with all of the girls this weekend during the Songwriter Girl Camp. As a complete novice, I was so totally amazed at what everyone was able to accomplish during the course of such a short weekend…For Holly, I really saw that it "de-mystified" many aspects of singing & song writing and gave her confidence in those areas. Having been dancing, modeling, acting for years, she loves the art of performing and this weekend gave her so much excitement in an area that she has not been exposed to as much. The weekend also gave her a bigger "fire" within herself … She has already started working on an idea for a song that she started while there about a friend who passed away last weekend and also spent an hour after school & homework and before dance on vocal training. What an amazing gift you guys have to be able to inspire young people like this!
For me, I was so touched and amazed by what I saw. There were some girls and ladies there with tremendous talent and there were others just starting on their journey in this realm; however, everyone was so completely supportive and kind. It was a great atmosphere & I was very pleased. I see that you all care deeply about what you do and the people that you work with or just come in contact with…but, as a parent, it was so refreshing and great to see that first hand. All of the girls not only left with more confidence & skill but also with a bunch of new friends!
Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful week!