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Want to write songs?

G SongLab is a new place for young people (13-28) who want to write and produce their own songs. Our community is a safe environment where you can interact with and learn from other songwriters and get mentoring from professionals, whether you participate in our workshops on site of online. The workshops are brought to you by TIUKU Public Information Cultural Factory, The University of Arts Helsinki and Genelec in cooperation with local Music Schools and Youth Services. Join us! 

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Upcoming events

We run a series of events every year. Check here for details of what’s coming next and register to attend by clicking on them and filling the form.
 

HELSINKI 
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Fri 30.9. at 16-20 at Länsi-Helsingin musiikkiopisto (Nuottapolku 11)

Sat 1.10. at 12-18 at the Genelec Artist Room (Hämeentie 130)

VANTAA  
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Fri 30.9. at 16-20 at Vantaa Music Institute (Orvokkitie 15)

Sat 1.10. at 12-18 at Vantaa Cultural Factory Vernissa’s studio (Tikkurilantie 36)

LAPINLAHTI 
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Two-day songwriting camp. This workshop is especially for 15-22 year olds.

Sat 8.10. at 10-1 at Genelec House (Lahdenperäntie 11)

Sun 9.10. at 10-16 

Transport is organised on both days from Iisalmi and Siilinjärvi bus stations at 9.30 and return after the day’s programme. Sign up before 30.9. There is room for 15 participants in the workshop. 

JYVÄSKYLÄ 
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Fri 28.10. at 16-20 at Veturitallit Jyväskylä (Veturitallinkatu 6)

Sat 29.10. at 12-18 

HELSINKI  
NOVEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Fri 4.11. at 16.30-20.30 at Itä-Helsingin musiikkiopisto (Iiris-keskus, Marjaniementie 74) 

Sat 5.11. at 12-18 at the Genelec Artist Room (Hämeentie 130) 

KUOPIO  
NOVEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Sat 5.11. at 12-17 at Culture Arena 44 (Kauppakatu 44) 

Sun 6.11. at 12-17 

HELSINKI  
NOVEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Fri 11.11. at 16-20 at Musik- och kulturskolan Sandels (Sandelsinkatu 3)

Sat 12.11. at 12-18 at Genelec Artist Room (Hämeentie 130)  

JOENSUU  
NOVEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop (POSTPONED)

Fri 11.11. at 16-20 at Joensuu Conservatory of Music (Yliopistonkatu 4)

Sat 12.11. at 12-18 

HELSINKI  
NOVEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Fri 25.11. at 16-20 at Central Helsinki Music Institute (Helsinginkatu 3)

Sat 26.11. at 12-18 at the Genelec Artist Room (Hämeentie 130)  

KUOPIO  
NOVEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop (POSTPONED)

Sat 26.11. at 12-17 at Culture Arena 44 (Kauppakatu 44)

Sun 27.11. at 12-17  

VANTAA   
DECEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop (POSTPONED)

Fri 9.12. at 16-20 at Vantaa Music Institute (Orvokkitie 15)

Sat 10.12. at 12-18 at Vantaa Cultural Factory Vernissa’s studio (Tikkurilantie 36) 

ESPOO   
DECEMBER

Two-day songwriting workshop

Fri 16.12. at 15.30-19.30 at Entresse library (Siltakatu 11)

Sat 17.12. at 11.30-17.30 

In our 2-day session we write songs and produce demo recordings in small co-write groups. We can only accept a limited number of participants. Sign up to get more information. Welcome!
 

If you cannot take part in the workshop this time but want to get information about our upcoming events, you can join our online community here:

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Information on G Songlab



G SongLab is a songwriting community that provides an open and safe environment to compose, write lyrics and produce music together. Our workshops are free of charge and devised to support co-writes, peer learning and network creation between young people interested in writing and producing their own songs.



G SongLab uses digital learning environments to make it possible for young people to participate from wherever they are. The workshops help participants write and produce their own songs and share their musical creativity in a safe and responsible manner on line. 
 



G SongLab creates new cross-sectoral cooperation between youth work, music education, libraries etc. to make music education more widely accessible for all young people with diverse backgrounds. We produce new research data and actively cooperate with research projects in several fields. 



G SongLab is brought to you by TIUKU Public Information Cultural Factory, Genelec Ltd, Helsinki City and the University of Arts Helsinki.

Genelec support young music makers:


As a company with an international standing, Genelec have a long tradition of supporting educational programs that help young people realise their dreams through the creation of music. With a partnership already in place with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in the US and Europe, and the establishment of the Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society, G SongLab is a natural extension of this commitment to global music education.


Genelec’s Juho Martikainen explains “This is an excellent way to express our values of enthusiasm and justice. Music creation belongs to everyone, and if we can help young people to learn and find their own way in life, then that is the best prize there is. In the difficult times we currently live in, we believe that music can help create hope, a sense of belonging and a shared determination to support each other and survive.” 


As part of the Genelec Academy the project offers for young songwriters a safe and free-of-charge online-community and an international learning environment to develop their skills as creative music makers. Genelec will participate in mentoring by teaching the basics of sound and sound engineering.  


Contact:
petter.gsonglab@gmail.com