The Heart of Creativity - A Songwriting Workshop with Dan Navarro
Couched in the context of a songwriting workshop, Dan will lead you through an exploration of the foundations of creativity, the essence of verbal and musical expression, the dynamic of connected performance, and the deceptive allure of success and its various disguises. Through collaboration exercises, critiques (if you wish), monologue and dialogue, you will run through your creative paces with positivity and support, to ideally take home concepts that will facilitate creativity on whatever level you choose.
Dan started his career as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated "We Belong") , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb' Mo', Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir, and many more...
He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer's rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int'l, the former AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition...
Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt Pavilions LA and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen's life in 2012...
Join Dan on this fine Sunday afternoon for an workshop that is sure to impart some lovely bits of wisdom about songwriting, the importance of creativity in that process (and your life in general!), and connected performance. Dan may also discuss issues of intellectual property and performer's right, as noted above, if there is interest from the attendees...if you ask him nicely...
Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse (Ver)
1702 E. Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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