Songwriters for Life with Maya Rogers
Join award-winning songwriter and performer, Maya Rogers, in an exploration of the craft of songwriting. Together, you'll learn about the anatomy of a song, tools to take your writing to the next level, address how to deal with writer's block, and much more! Maya believes that songwriting can be a wonderful tool for self-exploration, healing, empowerment, and for connecting with others. She'll share how the practice of songwriting has enriched every part of her life, and how it can do the same for you. Songwriters For Life is open to all levels of experience. There will be time for brief, individual sessions for those who wish to receive additional feedback on their work.
Maya Rogers is a songwriter and vocalist who graduated from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor's in Film Scoring and Songwriting. Maya considers herself to be a lifelong student of music. She has had the privilege of traveling to Hawaii to study vocal improvisation with Rhiannon (Bobby McFerrin) in both 2014 and 2017. The most meaningful experience with music to date has been using her voice to help recover from a traumatic brain injury. As a result, she believes that the human voice is a powerful tool for healing and self-actualization. "If you can talk, you can and should sing -- every day." In addition to singing on a daily basis, Maya writes regularly and believes that songwriting can enhance every part of your life. Some of Maya's accolades include winning the Pantene Pro-Voice viewers choice songwriting completion (2003) and honorable mention in the We Are Listening Songwriting Competition (2007). Her voice and music can be heard on television and feature films such as Alpha Dog, Made in Hollywood, and Hearts of Christmas.
Who: Open to all active duty service members, veterans, military families, and caregivers
When: Saturday, August 12th from 10AM to 3PM
Where: The Capitol Post, 625 N Washington St, Suite 425, Alexandria, VA, 22314