Joan's Workshops

WRITE YOUR LIFE

Amazing Musicwomen        Presentation

Joan Cartwright, President/CEO

AMAZING MUSICWOMEN

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$50.00 per person
Includes follow-up consultation

Crowdfunding

COMPUTER SKILLS
Websites, Blogs, Social Networking & More
$97 per person

2 hour class
divajc47@yahoo.com

ARTS EDUCATION

Music Course Descriptions

  1. Amazing Musicwomen

  2. So, You Want To Be A Singer?

  3. Songs For My Children

  • We will need one laptop

  • I schedule a 15 -30 minute session for the workshop

  • Everyone should register with www.blogtalkradio.com by this time, if possible, being very mindful of the username as that will be the name of your show. Think of something simple like my name - MUSICWOMAN.

RADIO GUESTS and ARCHIVES

BLOGTALKRADIO Workshop
with Joan Cartwright (2 hours)

Learn how to optimize your online radio experience as a host.

  1. Registration
  2. Setting up your profile
  3. FREE vs. Upgrade
  4. Friends and Favorite Shows
  5. Scheduling a show (:15, :30, :60 or 2:00)
  6. Blogtalkradio 101
  7. Uploading music (mp3 file conversion)
  8. Blogging your show
  9. Inviting and Scheduling Guests
  10. On The Air (telephone vs. SKYPE)
  11. Switchboard
  12. Chat Room
  13. Promoting your show
  14. Advertisement and Revenue Options
  15. Glitches (believe they are there)
Joan will walk you through:
  • WORD
  • Email: composing, copying, forwarding, groups
  • websites: free and Fee-driven, domain registration, hosting, HTML, templates, etc.
  • blogs: blogger, wordpress, and more
  • social networks: ning, facebook, twitter, bing
  • Excel Spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • mp3 file conversion and uploading
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Photo Editor
  • Book sites: Shelfari, lulu, BigUniverse, RedRoom
  • Music sites: myspace, iTunes, Revernation
Joan Cartwright a/k/a Diva JC 954-740-3398 divajc47@yahoo.com
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Joan Cartwright is the first woman in the world with a Jazz/Blues Song Book!

WORKSHOPS

AMAZING MUSICWOMEN

Curriculum

Presenter

Joan Cartwright, M.A. is the author of In Pursuit Of A Melody, a compilation of memoirs, photographs, poetry, lyrics and 40 original songs. She is an internationally known jazz performer, composer, recording artist and educator. Ms. Cartwright’s 45-60 minute lecture, AMAZING MUSICWOMEN IN JAZZ AND BLUES was funded by SEAS Grants, in 1998, 1999 and 2000, and demonstrated very good results with 6,000+ South Florida students at several Broward County schools and two international schools in Tokyo, Japan and Tianjin, China.

Course Outline

This presentation is designed for Elementary School I & II, Middle School I & II and High School I & II.

By exploring the successful careers of Women In Jazz and Blues, children, especially girls, are exposed to greater possibilities of their becoming musicians, composers and performers. This workshop provides children with information about performers, composers and songwriters, from the U.S.A. and abroad. Ms. Cartwright teaches students history, music and literacy skills by focusing first on the lives of women who performed jazz music, vocally and instrumentally; then teaches students the elements of lyric and song writing; and how to execute vocalese or “scatting”.

Using excerpts from books written on Women in Jazz (Appendix I) and the men they performed with, and quizzes, Cartwright exercises students’ reading and writing skills by having them read out loud, complete sentences in quizzes and write short reviews of audio and video performances.

Workshop time includes lecture, PowerPoint, audio CDs, videos, reading, writing and testing.

 WOMEN IN JAZZ is presented in a 3-hour and 6-hour format at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Though content is the same at all levels, the depth of emphasis and understanding of the historical challenges faced by women musicians and their accomplishments in the field may vary at each level.

Method

Workshop I: (3 hours) See List #1

  • 45-minute lecture and PowerPoint on the lives of 15 WOMEN IN JAZZ
  • 45-minutes listening to CDs of women performing various styles of jazz
  • 45-minute video presentation and review-writing session
  • 45-minute testing with a short quiz and answer review

Workshop II: (6 hours) See List #2

  • 2-hour lecture on the lives of 30 WOMEN IN JAZZ
  • 1-hour listening to CDs of women performing various styles of jazz music;
  • 1-hour video presentation
  • 1-hour essay period, includes writing a review of a performance or CD
  • 1-hour testing, with two short quizzes and answer review

Segments can be tailored to include 5 to 10 minute breaks, when necessary.

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER?

Curriculum

Presenter

Joan Cartwright, M.A. is a 30-year veteran of the stage. She is the author of So, You Want To Be A Singer?, a book that outlines the do’s and don’ts of being a musician, whether it’s an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer.

Course Outline

This presentation is designed for Elementary School I & II, Middle School I & II and High School I & II students, especially those attending Performing Arts Schools.

Ms. Cartwright guides students through the 20 chapters in her book, educating them on the business of the music industry and the materials they will need to be successful in this business.

Method

Workshop: (2 hours per week) Ms. Cartwright asks students to read each chapter and discuss the material in a forum. There is role playing, e.g. agent vs. artist; promoter vs. venue manager, etc. Students are required to pose for photographs and perform and record a song. They learn about rehearsing with musicians, how to get a singing job and how to promote themselves.

The book is required reading and covers the following subjects:

 

1.               MUSIC STUDIES: HISTORY, CHORDS AND LYRICS

2.               SONGS: STANDARDS AND ORIGINALS

3.               MUSICIANS AND EQUIPMENT 

4.               REHEARSALS: WHO, WHERE, WHEN, WHAT?

5.               SET LISTS AND LEAD SHEETS

6.               REPERTOIRE

7.               LOOKING THE PART: WARDROBE AND MAKE-UP

8.               PHOTOGRAPHS AND RESUMÉ

9.               RECORDING: STUDIO TIME AND MATERIAL

10.                GIVE-AWAYS AND SALES TIPS

11.                GIGS: CLUB OWNERS, PROMOTERS, FRIENDS AND FANS

12.                AGENTS, MANAGERS AND RECORDING COMPANIES 

13.                GET IT IN WRITING! CONTRACTS AND FAXES 

14.                PUBLICITY - MAILING LISTS: FRIENDS, FANS AND MEDIA

15.                ANNOUNCEMENTS, REVIEWS AND AIR PLAY  

16.                PRESS BOOK AND PROMO PACKAGES 

17.                CREATIVE FUNDRAISING 

18.                CLAIMING ORIGINAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE

19.                CONTINUING EDUCATION

20.                ON THE ROAD TO STARDOM!

SONGS FOR MY CHILDREN

Curriculum

Presenter

Joan Cartwright, M.A. is the author of Songs For My Children, a book of four songs that she composed with bright photographs. 

  1. Butterfly

  2. Funky Monkey

  3. Winter’s Comin’

  4. UNESCO Song

Course Outline

This presentation is designed for Elementary School I & II and Middle School I & II students.

Ms. Cartwright asks the children to read the song lyrics and discusses the lyrics. Then, she sings the songs, one by one, to the children and repeats each song, asking them to sing along with her. During each song, the children may stand and move to the music, using their hands to describe what the song’s character(s) are doing.

Method

Workshop: (1 hour) Songs are sung a capella or with a piano. Children can be engaged in drawing butterflies, monkeys, seasonal scenes and people living and working together.

Presenter

Joan Cartwright, M.A.
2801 S. Oakland Forest Drive, Suite 103
Oakland Park, FL 33309-7553
954-740-3398
divajc47@yahoo.com

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