Hi. This is Anthony Hendriks. I live in Victoria, BC on the west coast of Canada — just north of Seattle. I have a Bachelor of Music degree (BMus) from the University of Victoria, and have performed professionally on trumpet.
I’ve been writing songs for some time, including several for the Fisherfolk label while I spent time in England years ago. More recently, I refocused my energy on developing my craft and while it continues to grow, I believe I am in the position to pass along what I have learned.
As a former moderator for a songwriter’s forum I’ve learned a lot through evaluating others’ songs and having my own songs critiqued. I enjoy sharing the excitement of songwriting and find I learn as much from those I teach as they receive from me.
Several years ago I purchased a copy of Wayne Chase’s book How Music Really Works. In 2016 I was fortunate to attend a retreat that Wayne hosted on songwriting. It was a great experience for me to meet and work with Wayne and I was able to put more of the songwriting principles of the legends into practice. Wayne’s approach forms the basis of the songwriting courses I teach.