Registration open for Carnegie Hall’s spring classes and workshops

Judith Avers
Judith Avers

Registration for Carnegie Hall’s Spring Class & Workshop series is now open. Offering drawing, painting, dance, weaving, pottery and more, Carnegie Hall has a unique learning experience available for those exploring artistic interests at various skill levels, including beginners. Class sizes are limited to maximize learning, so please register early.

Coming in January to conduct a song-writing workshop is singer-songwriter, Judith Avers. Some of you may remember Judith’s Mainstage Performance at Carnegie in March 2009. Judith Avers is a nationally known singer-songwriter based out of Pittsburgh, PA. A former West Virginia resident, she sings and plays guitar in an old-time inspired female trio band, The Early Mays. She also writes custom songs for people in 60 minutes. She recently gave a TEDx talk on this project, known as Songs in Sixty.

Focusing on inspired song-writing, Judith Avers will guide you through basic song writing techniques so that you can write your own song. In addition to learning about the structure of a song, lyrics, melodies, and bridges, she will provide tools to help you get past writer’s block. Avers will help you channel your inspiration and bring all the elements together for you to leave class with a rough draft of your song.

The class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Beginners are welcome. No experience is necessary. You must be 15 or older to register. Cost is $40 for members; $50 for non-members. Bring an instrument if you would like. For the break, bring a sack lunch or stroll downtown and enjoy one of the nearby restaurants.

For a full listing of all classes and workshops, please visit the Education page on the Carnegie Hall website at To register for classes, please stop by or call The Hall at 304-645-7917.

Carnegie Hall’s 2013-14 arts programming is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

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