Heather has a background in education and frequently offers song-writing workshops for youth and adults. Her teaching style is interactive and collaborative while also encouraging free form creative writing to guide each individual’s song composition. Workshops include both group songwriting and independent songwriting, performance tips, theme development and open jamming as well as music recording techniques. In addition, Heather can offer mentorship opportunities in the business of music and in how to build a career as a singer-songwriter. She is an instructor in this years Deep Roots Music Camp and is also part of an exciting new band, Ida Red, playing at the Festival this year.