Havilah Rand

is creating Songs with Youth and Elders

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About Havilah Rand

First, thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering to become a patron of my work. Writing songs is a gift I discovered I had at a very young age. Throughout my life it has been there to allow me to express my ideas and emotions, find beauty in the mundane, to commemorate chapters of my life and to provide support when I needed it most. After 25 years of performing, touring and recording and over a decade of teaching, I have discovered a great joy and purpose in writing songs with children and elderly. My Young Songwriter Programs allow kids to explore creativity in a fun and musical way while subtly exercising a variety of literacy skills. As my programs develop, I am also noticing the profound impact it has on social and emotional wellness as kids work together to encourage one another's unique voice. Simultaneously, I have been gathering life stories from elderly and crafting them into songs. In an age where digital technology has taken precedence over spoken and written word, I believe that the narratives elderly have to share are fundamental in preserving our oral history. In addition, providing elderly with an opportunity to share their stories and to have these stories celebrated and commemorated as art has a profound effect on their sense of self-worth and pride which they highly deserve yet are often deprived of in an age where youth and beauty are at the forefront of our society's values. As an independent artist with no sponsorship, trust fund, wealthy partner or non-profit status (as of yet) it has been difficult to make a living doing what I love and do best. I hold a Masters degree in teaching, musical training and over 30 years of experience writing songs and yet I find there are less and less opportunities to make a living sharing my valuable gifts and skills with the world. This is where you come in. If you appreciate what I have to offer the world in terms of art and the many benefits my songwriting programs provide to others then please consider becoming a patron. In return, you will receive regular updates on workshops, classes and camps as well as access to my entire catalog, a new song every week, video footage and pics of my programs, my personal blog with info on everything from amateur home renovation tips, spaghetti sauce recipes, how to travel the world on next to nothing, dating tips that probably won't work and much more!
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When I reach $250 per month I will provide one free 3 hour songwriting workshop per month at a children's hospital, Title 1 school or program for at risk youth.
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