Exploring Creativity

Your Life Story Through Songs: Writing a Music-Based Memoir

Nothing can bring the past to life like a song! Writing a memoir can be a daunting project, but in this class, we’ll take it one song at a time! As you identify music associated with the people, places and experiences from your life, you’ll write vignettes influenced by each song. Before you know it, you’ll have a collection of stories inspired from the unique perspective of music!

This FREE, VIRTUAL class is for adults 55+. We meet via zoom, each Wednesday in April from 10:30- 11:30 am. Contact Emily@jfsutah.org to register. Class size is limited to 16 participants - register early!

Meet your instructor, Emily Christensen, MS, MT-BC:

As a hospice music therapist, Emily Christensen has spent countless hours sharing music at the bedside of her patients. In response, she has heard story after story that each song awakens. Working in this field for the past 14 years, Emily has a huge repertoire, and has become an expert song detective, helping people find specific songs from their past. Emily has made a deep study of music and the brain, and has helped hundreds of clients engage in life review as their memories are unlocked by a melody.