Learn to write songs from expert

Shari Ulrich is a Juno Award winning musician.

Ulrich

Ulrich

Juno Award winner, Shari Ulrich is known for playing the fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, flute and sax with Pied Pumkin, the Hometown Band, and for her skills as a solo singer-songwriter.

Her latest release, Find Our Way, is her seventh solo album, and the 19th oeuvre of her career.

A songwriting educator for 20 years, and currently Vancouver producer of the Bluebird North songwriter series, Ulrich offers a rich experience in both her concerts and workshops, including one which begins Friday in Maple Ridge.

Whether you’re a seasoned songwriter or wish you were, Ulrich’s workshop will be a valuable exploration into this unique creative expression.

It will primarily use the work of the participants as a vehicle to discuss the elements of effective songwriting.

More experienced writers will be encouraged take the opportunity to focus on re-writing.

For those sharing their work, whether a finished song or in progress, you can play it from a recorded CD, self accompanied on an instrument, or a cappella. There will be a guitar, piano and CD player available.

• The song writing seminar is being hosted by Roca Music on Friday and Saturday. Seating is limited. For more information, call 604-463-8935 or visit www.rocamusic.ca.