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FREE SPIRITS SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

AN 8-WEEK SONGWRITING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

WOMEN ONLY | ALL LEVELS WELCOME

 
 

SPEAKING UP IS SCARY.
WE MAKE IT EASY.

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YOUR OLD RADIOHEAD ALBUMS

are about to show you something new

 

LEARN TO write
GREAT SONGS

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Conjure lyrics with beautiful imagery, find edgy grooves, and unearth catchy melodies — even if it’s your first time writing a song, ever.

PLAY GUITAR,
SPARK JOY

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Don’t worry about learning to read music. Learn simple chords using tabs. Guitar is gonna get easy — you might even reach a point where you can’t put it down.

unleash
your voice

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Get honest in that way that most of us are too afraid to be. Liberate your shyness, self-doubt, and stage fright by learning new beliefs that go beyond your creative spirit.

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“I WAS FEELING SO down & UNSEEN BY PREVIOUS GUITAR TEACHERS…”

“…but when I met Steph, she got me right away. She saw my music and my soul. I felt super supported and she broke everything down in to digestible bits, making learning super fun.

It’s really a special treat to work with her. Not only is she super talented and awesome but she absolutely loves what she does and will give you her absolute all (which is such a gift). 

— Cassie Firemann, singer of Dirty Mae, dirtymae.com

 

YOU DON’T NEED ANOTHER METHOD BOOK.

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They dispense facts.

Rhyme scheme. Form. Blah, blah, blah.

This course is different.

Be with a real, breathing artist.

From the first class, rewire the way you think —- to harvest the rich garden of memories already you have in your brain.

Systematically build stories that serve your song.

In a sea of music classes that tell you the “right” answers, we give you room to follow your voice and trust your intuition.

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DATES, TIMES, LOCATION

A MAGICAL 90-minute class that’s all-about-you

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SUNDAYS IN PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BK
4 - 5:30 P.M.

Beginning October 6

COMPLETE MUSIC STUDIOS 
227 St Marks Ave
(btwn Vanderbilt and Underhill Aves)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Transportation: Q train to 7th Ave, 2/3 trains to Grand Army Plaza, C train to Clinton-Washington Streets, B41, B69, B67, B45 busses

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SUNDAYS @ 4-5:30 P.M. in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

FALL 2019: TECHNIQUE SEMESTER (13 Sessions)
Oct 6, 20 || Nov 3, 17 || Dec 1, 15 || Jan 12, 26

Teachers: Stephanie & Caroline


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MONDAYS IN BEACON, NY
7:30 - 9 P.M.

Beginning October 7

WYLD WOMYN
378 C Main Street, Beacon NY
Wyld Womyn is a community-centered, judgment free space to support, explore, & empower The Feminine In us all.

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Mondays @ 7:30-9 P.M. in Beacon, NY

FALL 2019: TECHNIQUE SEMESTER (8 Sessions)
Oct 7, 21 || Nov 4, 18 || Dec 2, 16 || Jan 13, 27

Teachers: Stephanie & Caroline

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your tuition includes…

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8 Weeks
of 90-minute classes
fusing guitar, voice, & songwriting

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Perform your original songs at the Free Spirits Music Winter Showcase

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Intimate Class Sizes
6 women, max — and a safe space to speak your truth.

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1 Makeup Class In case you miss a week

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You have 2 choices here…

You can do ordinary guitar or voice or music classes anywhere.

OR…

JOIN US AND BE A PART OF A MOVEMENT.

Limitless self-expression.
Unapologetic confidence.
Becoming a real artist.

This is what we want for you.

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YOUR tuition

$295/mo

FOR 4 MONTHS
or
$995/SEMESTER

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this is one juicy bonus…

Included in your tuition is lifetime access!



Steel String Heroine
online course

Enjoy 15+ video tutorials of guitar technique by learning easy cover songs from artists you love.

Value: $197

 

ALSO INCLUDED IN TUITION:

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ONLINE PRACTICE PORTAL
Lifetime access to recorded video lessons ($197 value)

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WEEKLY WRAP UPS
Unlimited email support directly with your teachers

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A BEAUTIFUL SONGWRITING NOTEBOOK
for endless inspiration

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iCAL/GOOGLE CAL ACCESS
sync to our class schedule

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“I have so much more confidence in playing guitar.”

Allow yourself this invaluable time to be with yourself and other like-minded women and caring for your creative spirit!

I had been in a place of wanting to do more for myself, to pursue passions, nurture creativity, and nourish my soul.

I now have a clearer sense of what I need to do for it to be more comfortable -- get the action on the guitar adjusted, lighter strings, and then pick it up daily!

- Jackie Incorvia, Yoga Teacher, www.jackieyoga.com

 

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HERE’S WHAT your semester LOOKS LIKE…

 
 
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GET REALLY GOOD AT technique

● Learn 3-10 new chords and chord progressions

● Learn to read tablature

● Have freedom around practicing at home

● Actually have fun playing guitar


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LEARN TO BE A BRILLIANT SONGWRITER

● Write a 1-3 finished, polished group songs with your band

● Sing your songs while playing guitar at the same time

● Analyze a few songs of your favorite musicians, and learn to emulate what you like about them


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sing & perform (NOT SO SECRETLY!)

● Act like a confident vocalist — even if you’re terrified

●Be free and at home on stage: walking around, holding mic comfortably, looking the audience in the eyes

● Be ready to confidently record your own music in the next semester


FEEL SAFE INSIDE OF SISTERHOOD

● Manage your self-doubt and stage fright

● Discover why your voice really, truly matters

● Interact with making mistakes as normal and insignificant

● Be fearless, self-expressed, and confident — like, no joke.

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“such a unique, cozy space for creativity to flow.”

I loved our sessions because it allowed for structured time to get familiar with chords and progressions — as well as jam sessions where you really get to explore your voice and creativity within the framework of maybe a chord you learned or a strumming rhythm you are creating. 

When you “don’t know” (you always know) what to say or sing they really inspired anything to be transformed into song.

I am stoked to continue my lessons with their online offerings as it will be easier for me to weave this into my busy schedule!

- Amy Kynoch, Founder of Kundalini Disco™️, kymasonix.com



 

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REGISTER:

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  • You’ll pick which tuition plan works best for you and fill out our registration form.

  • Then we’ll do a happy dance in your inbox together! You’ll get an email within 15 minutes or so from us, including calendar invites for the entire program. Be sure to sync with our calendar!

  • Between now and the beginning of the semester, you’ll receive friendly, helpful reminders and updates.

  • Need a uke or guitar? We got you covered! We can even buy you one and have it ready the first day of class.

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MEET THE TEAM

YOUR TEACHERS INTIMATELY UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS.

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Stephanie Carlin

Founder, TEACHER

Learn More > >

Every couple weeks or so, I sit my 12-year old stepson down for our now obligatory talk:

👉Do not let anyone mess with your momentum.

👉Do not let anyone trick you into thinking you are not extraordinary.

👉You must speak your mind, even if you run the risk of being laughed at or made wrong in the name of something you believe in.

👉Your voice is powerful, and it matters.

I look him dead in the eyes as I say this, and he looks right back. Silently. He doesn't resist. He doesn't ignore me (remember he's twelve? That's sayin' something.) And when I'm done, he nods and quietly says, "Okay."

Which is why I wasn't shocked when he asked if he asked me if he could come to the Grammy's with me this year.

I'm conditioning him to be in the mindset of mastery. He wants to be around the masters of music. He has started to believe that it's possible for him to be a master of music.

Why? Because I told him so. And I do this for each of my 30+ students, too.

Hey there, I'm Stephanie. I am a singer-songwriter and the Founder of Free Spirits Music, and my mission is that every child gets that she is a powerful artist and her voice matters.

Before I created Free Spirits Music I taught at a half-dozen music schools. The staff was underpaid and overworked. Classes were a beat up church or the basement of a school, with little to no aesthetic or equipment. Teachers did their best to squeak a couple chords out of the kids, but they had limited training on how to comfort, encourage, or nourish the profundities of their students' thoughts.

At Free Spirits Music, I've changed all that. Classes are taught in high-performing studios built for rockstars. We play rock shows with packed crowds overflowing with excitement. Every moment is action-packed with technique, power, and intimate support.

Over the past 8 years, I've supported over 1200 songwriters in dealing with self-doubt and being creative every day. I also get to write songs with children with cancer, and I have the warm support of Yoko Ono on that project.

I cannot wait to meet you.

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CAROLINE GETZ

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, TEACHER

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Hello! I'm Caroline. I'm a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. I'm a big believer in the power of self-expression, and it is my joy to help others find their voices through song.

Outside of teaching, you can find me singing jazz standards and bossa nova at downtown venues such as Zinc Bar (I go by my middle name, Ambrose Getz), or catch my band, Hexual Ceiling, groovin' at places like Rockwood Music Hall and Pianos.

I'm excited to bring the creativity + thrill of making music to each and every person who walks through our studio doors. Can't wait to create with you!!

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"DO IT."

"I am happy that I did this for myself. The class made me want to play and figure out a better space to practice.

I am grateful to Stephanie and Caroline for their kind encouragement and for creating an opportunity for me to be a steel string heroine."

- Michelle Gay, 5th degree Black Belt and 5-time World Oyama Knockdown Champion, kenwakan.com

 

give yourself this gift.

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