We’ve had lots of fun lately with our Chicago team building with music clients. Since establishing our Chicago team building through song office a couple of years ago, we’ve seen our events in Chicago grow exponentially. There are fantastic venues that inspire a great experience, from Buddy Guy’s Blues Club to the Chicago Recording Company. These great Windy City spots enable us to create really special Chicago team building with music events. Here’s an overview of one program.

Chicago Team Building Client Goals

  • A meaningful experience that will bring everyone together, out of the office!
  • Re-motivate the team to focus on their successes and continue with challenges ahead
  • Highlight and better understand this team’s identity and mission

How We Do It

There’s always a bit of excitement as our songwriting programs begin, and that excitement is often mixed with apprehension. But the apprehension quickly disappears as people realize they won’t be embarrassed or singled out. We start with conversation and questions, getting people to talk about the work they do and about the focus of their team. As themes and stories emerge from the conversation, lyrics evolve. We always bring in original melodies, so every one of our clients is creating a truly original song.

It never ceases to amaze me how successful teams are at finding their song titles or ‘hooks’. As our groups write their own songs about the work they do, they touch base with the underlying messages that inform their mission and goals. Music touches our emotions. Songs can be funny or touching, and usually both at the same time. So through the songwriting process, clients find the inspiration in their day to day work – that’s a powerful thing. Teams come away energized, enthused and re-inspired. Creating a unique team song is a confidence builder too, as groups come away more focused on the identity and purpose of the team.

Here’s a clip from inside the studio…

Inside the Studio Video

It Feels Good – I probably could’ve saved all the words above and just said this Chicago team building with music program works so well because it feels good, and it’s really fun. After our clients create their team song, they record it with our hit-songwriters leading the way.

Story – Song – Lyric – Rhymes – Rhythm and a Real Recording…not bad for an afternoon’s work!


About Billy Kirsch

Billy is a Grammy & Emmy nominated, CMA & ACM award winning songwriter with numerous Top 10 hits to his credit. His team building programs and keynote speaking presentations help people tap into their creative abilities to become more innovative and engaged in their work. Clients include Fortune 100 companies and organizations throughout the world.