Write a Song – Build A Team
A Hands-On Song Writing Workshop Special Event
Your Team Building Experience!
Nashville resident and hit songwriter, Sherrie Austin will lead an interactive and fast-paced session(s) focusing on the similarities between collaborative songwriting and building a healthy team in your group or organization. These sessions can take the shape of breakouts or keynote discussions. Depending upon the size of your group…we can utilize multiple songwriter/teachers to co-facilitate your session. These Award-Winning writers have had their songs recorded by artists such as Josh Groban, Collin Raye, Laura Branigan, Patty Loveless, Melissa Manchester, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain. Their songs have appeared in dozens of TV shows and films. From the early days of “Popular” music, songwriting has been a collaborative effort between multiple writers.
In these unique team building sessions we will demonstrate how the notes in a chord of music are the equivalent to members of a team! To enhance how productive and happy your team is – we will focus on:
• Striving to actively practice collaboration
• Creating a culture of listening
• Fostering creative problem solving
• Learning to find one’s voice as part of a team
These presentations are highly interactive. We will literally “build” a customized song that focuses on your group, class or business through our exercises. At the end of the day, your attendees will leave with a greater understanding of what’s needed to have more success in the workplace and in life. If you love playing with Play-Doh, enjoy music and problem-solving…you’ll love this workshop.
Our primary goals are that your team-members walk away with a clearer sense of the importance their individual voice carries within the context of a group, as well as a fresh outlook on how to best amplify their colleagues strengths…..This is also a great activity for committees, volunteers or even a Board of Directors – who work so diligently to muster the resources to make things happen for your company or organization.
Write a Song – Record a CD!
Some organizations want to have a keepsake of this experience we share together. With that thought in mind, one of the services we offer is this. Once a song is created in conjunction with your team – at your event, we will take the lyrics, melody and “feel” back to Nashville and record and produce a professional quality CD of your team’s song! This CD can just be for the office, or mass-produced into a company jingle, organizational anthem or special event theme song. You will have the right to use this tool however you choose! We will record this song in a professional studio in the Music City, with top-notch musicians.
Write a Song – Build a Team – Add a SHOW! Add more excitement!
After bringing Sherrie and her team in for a series of workshops, why not celebrate and share so that different groups can participate in these intimately sized events!? We will happily negotiate a special fee for you with the addition of a public or private performance!
While we are in town we can perform a fully staged performance for your community and then incorporate all of the hard work and fun of the Build-A-Team experience! We can feature members of your group within the context of a performance that can delight the entire community. There is no limit to the possibilities!
Upon completing this experience the participants will have:
• Learned to generate better ideas more easily!
• Learned to choose the most effective words and melodies to express their ideas!
• Created a memorable experience through inventive verses, musical choruses, and bridges!
• Gained understanding in the process behind creating a “hit” collaboratively!
• Experienced using structures, harmonies, and melodies to support and enhance the emotional intent of their musical work of art!
• Crafted thoughts and ideas that connect, contrast, and flow together into a unified whole
• Worked together as a TEAM!
• Produced a song!