JUNO & CFMA-Nominated Craig Cardiff Inspires Ottawa-Carleton District School Students with Song in Hands-On Songwriting Workshop

Fri Jun 26, 2020

JUNO and CFMA-nominated Canadian singer/songwriter Craig Cardiff knows how hard it can be for young students to tell their stories or express their feelings as it is — let alone now, during a year like this one.

It’s one of the reasons the gold-selling artist continues to hold his highly sought after songwriting workshops, including pivoting online to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions.

He even set up a newly minted record label — Quarantine Collaborations / Workshop Label — for the students in the process.

With his current crop of workshops hosting hundreds of students in grades 7 - 12 throughout the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Cardiff has and continues to be at the craft for more than a decade, providing similar experiences for students across Canada, the United States, and Hong Kong in and around his usually busy tour schedule.

“I don’t care who you are — everyone has a song inside,” Cardiff says. He’d know: he’s released 16 albums over his 20+ year career, and counting.

“Each one of us has a song that got us through a hard time.”

Watch “To Be Safe, Loved & Home” - Craig Cardiff (Official Music Video) here: