Mother Falcon Music Lab

[Session Youth] Protest Like An Artist

4 class session

Mondays: Jul. 20th, 27th, Aug. 3rd, & 10th (1:45pm – 3:00pm)

Virtual MFML Show & Tell :  Saturday, August 15th

**Open to all youth ages 11-18

Artists turn powerful feelings into art. Participants will gain tools for analyzing great protest songs of past and present, while collaboratively writing a new protest song inspired by these concepts. Week by week, participants will work together to build an original song from the ground up, learning music theory and songwriting techniques while developing skills for activist musicianship.

Final Product: An original, collaboratively-created protest song.

System requirements & Course Materials: Cost $0

  • App: Voice Memos
  • Recommend Devices: 1 device for Zoom and Voice Memos (smartphone, computer, or tablet)

Meet your Artist Instructor:

Daniel Fears has been on the Austin music scene for the last 4 years, though you’ve probably never heard his name. He’s performed as a trombone player with Wild Child, Ley Line, The Bishops, the music production collective Soul Food Horns, and many others. With his new solo project, he puts the horn down and gives life to the songs that have been floating around in his head. From Houston, Texas, Daniel made his way to Austin through the University of Texas, where he studied trombone performance. He’d continue his studies at Yale University. While studying Bach, Mozart, and Mahler by day, Fears learned the music of Frank Ocean, Stevie Wonder, Emily King, and James Blake by night. Daniel has been involved in the MFML for the past four summers. He’s taught the Covers and Co-Lab classes, in addition to coaching bands.

About MFML Virtual Summer experience:

The Mother Falcon Music Lab is excited to bring our programming online!

With so much to learn and share, we’re ensuring participants are able to stay in the moment and centered on content. Each Artist Instructor is supported by an additional instructor in the zoom room to monitor needs, helping to field questions and assist with technical issues. Also, we are offering a virtual Chill Room – a spot where you can play a game, relax from class or talk anything out with Mr. Michael!

The unique content of this course has been developed by experienced artists and instructors in a ground up, collaborative environment. We are passionate about what we do and the experiences we share with our community!

Arts & Activism Pathway: Decolonizing the Industry, Protest Like an Artist, Rise Up in Song (S1 & S2)

Discounts and Refund Policy:

Financial Assistance is available – Click this link to apply!

Refund Policy – Students can receive refunds up to 7 days before the course start date.

*Course Minimums – If the course minimum has not been met, the course will be canceled or rescheduled. Those who have pre-paid will be notified in advance and will receive a full refund.