Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd
New York, NY
Creative Non-Fiction, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Choral/Vocal Music, Storytelling
English
Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, Hospital, K-12 Schools, Library, Senior Center
Participant, SummerSongs / WinterSongs Participant, instructor, Moab Folk Camp Member, Manhattan Songwriters Circle Teaching artist, FeeltheMusic!, New York

"Sail On," CD of original songs, rel. 2000 "The Quilt," CD of original songs, rel. 2010 "RocknRoots," public radio music program, 1998-2004 Music Over Manhattan, concert series 2008-current North by Northwest, music performance series, 2011-current

Artist-in-Residence, City of Berkeley Echo Lake 50+ Camp, Echo Lake, CA Instructor, writing, First Presbyterian Church Senior Day Program, New York Co-Instructor, songwriting, Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, New York Co-instructor, songwriting, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York Instructor, songwriting, The Creative Center, New York In these and other teaching assignments, I have designed courses, prepared class activities, presented lectures and demonstrations, coached students, and brought visiting experts to classroom sessions.
Writing is exciting, and songwriting is even more compelling. I love music and have been involved with it for 50 years, and now I enjoy opening its mysteries to groups of writers who have songs in their hearts.I particularly enjoy working with older adults, because they bring more stories to tell, they know more songs, they take more risks and they get my jokes - I will be 70 in late 2012 and I appreciate working with peers!