Charles has run songwriting, vocal and performance workshops over the last 11 years across Australia.
With 30 years experience as a songwriter and performer and 20 years experience working in record stores, Charles ventured into the field of song writing education. He commenced with Living Music in the Juvenile Justice System and with those in disadvantaged situations via Gateway House. With the Festival of Healthy Living and the Berry St Organisation he then taught song writing in regional Victorian schools. He has facilitated song writing and performance programs with Whitehorse, Pakenham and the City of Wodonga Councils, and with Karen (Burmese /Thai) refugees at the Newport Substation.
Charles has also delivered songwriting workshops for the Bendigo Writers Festival, the Semaphore Music Festival and for the Telstra Road To Discovery program. At tertiary level he has taught songwriting at the University of Tasmania, JMC, Collarts and Southern Cross University.
For the past 11 years with the program Push Songs, he has facilitated one-on-one and group songwriting workshops and performance nights, providing mentoring for over 500 up-and-coming Victorian songwriters, across 2,000 workshops, and employing over 100 experienced songwriters.
He has recently completed a Masters of Music from the University of Tasmania, is an Ambassador for APRA AMCOS and is available for private or group songwriting tuition, album pre-production and songs for all occasions!
“He’s too good a writer not to be in your life.” Sydney Morning Herald
“…delivers the kind of set that astonishes in its depth, variety and good humour, (and) reinforces Jenkins’ position as the songwriter’s songwriter’ “ – Time Off Magazine
“His songs are beautiful.” Don Walker July 2019
Here’s a review of a songwriting workshop at the Bendigo Writer’s Festival
Here’s a recent interview with Charles’ on songwriting and more
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