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Songwriting for Kids

Songwriting for Kids

Kids will collaborate to create songs through drawings & stories

Sun 7 July
10.00 am – suitable for ages 7 – 10
12.00 pm – suitable for ages 10 – 13
Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre

In this engaging and interactive session, children will embark on a journey of creativity, drawing inspiration from everything around them. This session, led by Jen Lush, a dedicated advocate for enriching children’s lives through the arts, combines music, dance, and storytelling to foster imagination and expression. 

Children will collaboratively craft a unique group composition through their drawings, movement, rhythm creation, and song. By the end of the session, they’ll have created a performance piece to share proudly with their families and friends. 

Jen brings her passion for delivering top-notch arts experiences to children, drawing from her extensive work in early childhood education. With a background in songwriting and expertise in creative movement and music, Jen has facilitated workshops at esteemed institutions like Eden Hills Kindergarten, Inkpot Arts Inc., Carclew, and various arts festivals. 

Join us for a journey of creativity and fun to unleash the power of imagination through music and movement! 

“Jen’s collaboration with us responds to the children’s voices and to their wonderment in the everyday. Jen is able to respond to the children’s voices, ideas and thoughts within a musical instant! She intertwines these with music and we all begin to write a song.” – Tracey-Ann Rankin, Early Childhood Educator, Eden Hills Kindergarten, 2015.


General admission – $30

Booking fee

  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value between $15.01 and $199.99, a booking fee of $5 will be added upon
  • For bookings with a total value of $200 or more, a booking fee of $10 will be added upon check-out.



VENUE: The Founders Room – Salamanca Arts Centre

Getting to the venue 

  • The Founders Room is on Level 377 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside ‘The Den’ on Salamanca Place. More accessible parks are located on Salamanca Place in a sectioned-off parking lot opposite the restaurant strip. 


Guide Dog / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • The Founders Room is accessible on Level 3 via the lift located in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. 
  • A ramp is present to provide access up 2 existing steps at the entrance to the Founders Room. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Salamanca Arts Centre.

Jen Lush

Jen is a singer-songwriter and arts educator who is passionate about creating music, song writing and creative movement experiences with children through early childhood and beyond. Jen is currently running singing and song writing workshops at Eden Hills Kindergarten, Inkpot Arts, Carclew, and arts festival programs where children explore their own stories and self-identities through song making. Jen is also a music specialist in Early Childhood education at Flinders University, providing music workshops that explore literacy and numeracy within music and singing with children. She has recently completed her ANCOS Level 1 in Orff Schulwerk music teaching.

Jen regularly performs and releases her own music and regularly collaborates with other artists on cross-genre projects. Most recently her work with contemporary Australian poets commissioned by the Festival of Voice – Denmark WA, resulting in her album ‘Hum of the mettle’ released in August 2023. Jen’s previous album ‘Let Loose The Beating Birds’ won the ARBA Roots album of the year in 2021.

Jen is co-organiser of Stone Pony, a bi-monthly live music venue supporting original music in Willunga’s historic show hall.

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  • Festival of Voices adheres to the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
  • All tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise specified on the specific event page.

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