Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith “Songwriting Made Simple”
Recommended for Grades 4 and up
Running Time: 1 hour
Curriculum Connections: Creative Writing, Language Skills, Music, Songwriting, Collaboration, Team Dynamics
You may remember Jonathan and Ryan from their concerts over the last several seasons. Each year they have worked with students who have written and performed fantastic new songs they have written with them. Jonathan and Ryan will again be doing songwriting workshops from May 18-21st and the students will be performing their new songs with them at this concert.
Jonathan Kingham wrote his first song in 1996 and since then has won several awards and twice placed in the top five of the John Lennon Song contest. His singing has been featured in films, soap operas and on “Felicity.” Based in Nashville, he splits his time touring, writing, recording and producing music.
Seattle native Ryan Shea Smith is a songwriter and recipient of multiple songwriting awards. His musical skills were honed at the University of Washington and a steady touring schedule. He is known for his singing and impressive command of keyboard and guitar. Ryan’s sophomore release “Stay Awhile” is a John Lennon song contest winner.