Tuesday, October 6 - Tuesday, November 10
Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
October 6th – November 10th (6 weeks)
Performance November 14th
Ever wonder how to write your own song or you write music and your stuck and want to know how to progress? Or how to record with garage band or how to make beats for your songs? Come join us for Emerging Voices and learn how to do all of this with a songwriting and recording professional!
Delaney Hafener will be guiding budding songwriters through the process of writing and recording an original song. The class will be focused on developing songwriting and production skills in tandem, as Delaney believes the two skillsets are complementary and together can raise a songwriter’s artistry. Students can come to the class with an idea for a song, a few lines, a melody, a chord progression, or a full-fledged song that just needs tweaking. They’ll learn how to record themselves by gaining enough technical knowledge to record properly but not too much to be overwhelmed or distracted. Students will leave the class with a recorded demo, a finished song, the skills to continue recording, and a potential network of peers.
Delaney Hafener has been writing and performing original songs since the age of 12, when she began writing with the help and encouragement of her parents. Since then, songwriting has been her way of processing and expressing everything from political movements to personal relationships. She started indie-folk group Pandafan at 16, cutting her teeth playing sometimes 4 gigs a week across Long Island, NYC, New England, and western New York. In 2018, Delaney graduated Suma Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase with a BM in Studio Production and a BA in Arts Management. She now leads eclectic Americana outfit The Belle Curves as songwriter and co-producer, traveling throughout the northeast and always working on new music.