Amanda grew up singing around campfires and
began her career as a performing singer-songwriting when she was a teenager. She has taught guitar and vocal classes to children of all ages, as well as teen leadership classes.
She spent several years re-building the "Guitar Teach" program for Mariposa's Art in Watsonville, and has worked as an instructor at the Bay Area
Rock Camp for Girls as well as Women's Rock Camp. She lives with a deep passion for the empowerment of girls, women and community, and carries an unstoppable faith
that music can change the world for the better. She is delighted to be offering classes in the Santa Cruz area.
The Singing Hour - Mothersong Boulder Creek A family music circle for mamas, babies, and everyone
Come join in the ancient human tradition of gathering in song to strengthen heart, voice,
spirit and community. This playful hour includes warm-ups, call-and-response learning,
rounds, dancing and lullabies. Songs are pulled from various folk traditions, old and new,
and are accessible to all.
Tuesdays, ongoing through June 4th | 11:30am-12:30pm @ South St. Centre at Redwood Elementary School, 16900 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA
$5-15 sliding scale donation. Fall schedule TBA.
Songwriting Workshop at Women's Rock Camp
May 3rd - 5th, 2013 | Oakland, CA
I am totally thrilled to be leading the songwriting workshop for this awesome event! Women's Rock Camp
is a fundraiser for the Bay Area Rock Camp for Girls. Wish that Girls Rock Camp existed when you were a kid?
It's not too late! Women's Rock Camp is a 3-day musical adventure for women ages 19 and up. Campers
attend instrument lessons, form bands, write songs together, participate in empowering workshops, and
perform at a live showcase Ė all in one weekend. Amazing.
For more details and to enroll: www.bayareagirlsrockcamp.org/womens-rock-camp-2013
Music at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center ~
To register for the following classes please call 831-336-4ART
or visit www.MountainArtCenter.org ~ scholarships are available ~
* MUSIC AFTERSCHOOL AT BOULDER CREEK ELEMENTARY *
4 Tuesdays ~ May 14th, 21st, 28th, and June 4th 2013 | 2:45-4:30pm
This class for students grades 2-5, will explore and expand on music fundamentals through rhythm, melody, harmony and song.
If children own or play instruments they are encouraged to bring them, but no musical experience
is necessary; the class will be tailored to meet individual studentís needs and interests. We will
play games, use our voices, create songs, and make beautiful music together!
* THE ART OF SONGWRITING ~ for students ages 12-17 *
Mon-Fri, July 8th - 12th 2013 | 3:30-5:30pm each day
@ The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center | 9341 Mill St.| Ben Lomond, CA ~ A week of inspiration, exploration, tools & technique for the young songwriter ~
It is said that three chords and the truth are all that is needed to write a song, but how do
you get there? Designed for students ages 12-17, The Art of Songwriting offers an interactive
and safe space to discover and experiment with this deeply satisfying craft. For both experienced
and beginning writers, musicians and non-musicians, all that is required to attend is an interest
in songwriting, and a love of words and music. Students are encouraged to bring an instrument if
they play one, and everyone should bring a notebook and pen. In part the class will be tailored
to meet individual studentís needs and interests, but everyone will end the week with at least
one completed new song. Be prepared to dig deep, make friends, and have fun! FACEBOOK EVENT:www.facebook.com/events/theartofsongwriting
Gateways School Summer Camp
For more information on, and to register for the following classes, please contact Gateways School at 831-423-0341
or visit www.gatewaysc.org/campgateway/classes/
Gateways School | 126 Eucalyptus Avenue | Santa Cruz, CA
INTRO TO GUITAR
Mon-Fri, July 22nd - 26th 2013 |10:15-12:15pm each day
This class for students grades 3-7 will give the basics while instilling a sense of joy,
confidence and artful performance. Students will learn fundamental music concepts (rhythm,
melody, harmony), while gaining a foundation of guitar basics including tuning, strumming,
tablature and chords. Students should bring their own guitars or arrange for a rental.
No previous experience is required
Mon-Fri, August 12th - 16th |9am-12:15pm each day
In this class designed for the slightly more advanced student of music (grades 3-8), we will continue to work
on basic music concepts and the fundamentals of the guitar while beginning to explore songwriting,
singing and playing music in small groups or pairs. This intimate workshop will allow participants
to pursue their own interests with individualized instruction. Students should bring their own
guitars or arrange for a rental. Intro to Guitar can be taken as a pre-requisite, or more
experienced guitarists and singers can sign up for Guitar II with Gateway registrar approval.
Empowerment Through Songwriting for Teen Girls
This class for teen girls offers a safe and supportive environment in which to explore
tools and inspirations behind songwriting techniques and self-expression. Through individual
and group experience we will use vocal and writing exercises to tap into the creative flow and
powerful voice within each of us. Topics may include body image, self-esteem, vocal awareness,
dreams, and boundaries, and will be tailored to meet studentís individual interests. An interest
in music and writing is recommended, but no prior experience is necessary. Please bring a notebook.
Contact Amanda for upcoming dates of offering
Amanda is now offering limited hours for private classes in
songwriting, beginning guitar, and voice. She specializes in working with children.
Please contact for more information on cost and availability.
Sacred Pregnancy with Kelli Rosenbloom
Amanda will be offering the music for this powerful 8 week series for pregnant women.
These classes will be a bonding and healing journey to awaken the deep wisdom
we as women have to share with one another. For more information please contact
visit SacredPregnancyAptos on Facebook or contact: k l r o s e n b l o o m at g m a i l . c o m