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“A place to find yourself in song,
a workshop for singers to call home”

Dear Reader,

SongShop is a place to explore character and truth-telling in song. More than that, it has become home to a community of singers who, in seeking to connect to their songs and their audience, have become connective tissue for each other. Their support and solidarity deeply inspires my own work. Whether you have years of stage experience or only sing in the shower, everyone gets better.

Everyone makes a song their own. I am continually amazed and moved by the transformations and the generosity of spirit that everyone shares; from meltdown to bravo, from meek to makeover, you are each creating wonderful heroic stories.

If at the end of the day, it can be said, “SongShop brought out the best in all of us,” I’ve done my job and you’ve done yours! So, if you’re reading this and are currently attending SongShop, I am grateful for your continued presence. If you’re reading this for the first time, I can’t wait to meet and hear you!

Love,
Claudia