Course proves there’s a song in everyone

Emerging songwriters can learn the tricks of the trade from successful Lumby-based songwriter and performer Christine Kendal-Ward .

Whether it’s a lyric you just can’t work out, or a note you want to nail down, emerging songwriters can learn the tricks of the trade from a successful Lumby-based  songwriter and performer.

“We’ll cover everything from children’s songs to intellectual ranting in this course designed for everyone from  beginners to those with songwriting/musical experience aged 13 to 100,”  said Jennifer Greenwood, with the Monashee Arts Council, which is offering the course.

Course instructor Christine Kendal-Ward has performed regularly in the community including at the Monashee Arts Council sponsored events at this summer’s Lumby Farmers Market.

The course is scheduled to run on Tuesday evenings from Oct. 16 to Dec. 4, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Lumby United Church Hall located at the corner of Highway 6 and Park Avenue. The course is $90 per student for eight sessions.

Students will be asked to bring any original writings they would like to incorporate into songwriting with them.

The instructor will have guitar, ukulele, tenor banjo and an accordion available at the class for students to experiment with while songwriting.

For information or to register, contact Greenwood by phone at 778-473-3029, by email at, or in person at 1961 Vernon St. in downtown Lumby.