10:00 - 11:45am

Songwriting workshops will take place Saturday morning at The Monarch in the arts district located at 451-499 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401. Sessions will be led by veteran songwriters who will share insights on the art of storytelling and lyric crafting by sharing various tips and tricks of the trade with an emphasis on rhyme schemes, alliteration, assonance, rhythmic phrasing and much more.

Registration starts at 9:30am.  If you have a VIP wristband, classes are included.  The first session starts at 10:00am.  The festival gates open at Noon.


SCARLET KEYS - Harmony in Songwriting

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - The Monarch

10:00 - 10:45 am 
TrouBeliever Fest is proud to feature Scarlet Keys to lead a masterclass on the art of harmony and it's distinct uses in the art of songwriting.  
Scarlet Keys has been a full time professor in the Songwriting department at the Berklee College of music since 2003 teaching songwriting, lyric writing, performance and upper division songwriting courses.  Some of her students include: Charlie Puth, Betty Who, Charlie Worsham, Liz Longley, and Jesse Ruben to name a few.
Keys is a former staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell music publishing, and has released two c.d.’s as a solo artist and toured and performed with her original band. She has had her songs recorded by other artists spanning the genres of Americana, jazz, country, pop and folk both in the United Stated and in Sweden.  Additionally, she has had a gold record, a number #1 song in Britain and songs placed in film, t.v. and national commercials and most recently has had a song on the Consenses c.d. along with James Taylor, Carly Simon and Jimmy Buffett and was a part of the Consenses project created by Sally Taylor.Scarlet has worked with and written with Chris Stapleton, Charlie Puth, Melissa Ferrick, and countless others and has written articles in the Songwriter’s Market.
Most recently she has completed her book, “The Craft of Songwriting: Music, Meaning and Emotion" and will be on hand to personally sign copies of her new book as well as feature many highlights from it in her workshop.


REBEKAH POWELL - The Golden Rules of Songwriting (and when to break them!) 

Saturday, July 13, 2019 -The Monarch

11:00 - 11:45 am 
This workshop will explore the rules of great songwriting, and how to make them your own.  You will learn how to find your musical voice to write honestly and artfully, the importance of imagery, and what Rebekah calls the "geography" of a song - how alliteration, rhythm, and phrasing create a balanced musical landscape.  Whether you're new to writing or have been turning out tunes for years, you'll walk away with a fresh perspective that will deepen and enrich your songwriting as well as your experience of music.

Rebekah Powell began her music career at the age of sixteen when she became the youngest person to ever perform for Congress to advocate for songwriter rights. Since then, she has spent seven years in music marketing, three years at the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) serving the songwriting community in various roles, and assisted in lead song-centered corporate workshops with Song Sessions.  In 2016, she had two singles and ten songs on the #1 Ward Thomas album Cartwheels, the first country album to ever top the UK charts.  She also co-wrote their current new single "Lie Like Me" from their sophomore album Restless Minds, on which she wrote seven songs.  Known for her skill in creating expertly-crafted songs with wit and depth, she has written for and with many artists across an array of genres, including Zooey Deschanel (She & Him), Ward Thomas, James Otto, Sarah Darling, Jillian Jacqueline, Cattle & Cane, TyDi, and many others.  She is also an artist in her own right, currently working on her first album. She lives in Los Angeles, and travels to Nashville and London regularly.

Rebekah will be performing on the Mainstage of the festival in the Troubadour Tales segment.


This is the kick off party of TrouBeliever Fest!  Join us at The Monarch for an evening of intimate acoustic performances, reminiscent of  those witnessed at the world famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN.  Songwriters will tell the stories behind their songs and impromptu jams will break out.  Some artists who are performing at the Fest will be on stage and several who are not scheduled to appear on the Mainstage.  You can only see it all here..  You won't want to miss this special evening of great troubadours cause you never know who is gonna show up!


Complimentary for VIP ticket holders and SPONSORS

$5.00 - General Public