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"I left class every day feeling inspired and by the end of the 10 week course I had already started playing open mic nights."
- Adam Ramsey
 Singer/Songwriter/Bartender
"I came away from this class with a clear sense of my own process, strengths, and best practices as a collaborating songwriter."
- Cristina Nocerino
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"I learned the basics of songwriting, including composition of the song, the importance of rhythm and melody, and the different opportunities available for artistic exposure."
- Daiana Bispo
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Songwriting
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It happens in a darkened club. On a spotlit stage. Or behind the soundproof walls of a studio. A song unleashes its power and who knows where it’ll go? Songs fuel desire, inspire hope, break hearts, rock worlds, unite people, shake booties, turn blahs into blues, and sometimes make us feel as good as James Brown. All in a mere few minutes.
 
If you dream of taking your music beyond the shower, you’ll want to do it right. Here you will learn the time-tested elements of songwriting craft and how to market your work. 
 
Whether you favor pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, or country, we’ll show you how to write songs that soar.
 
Note:
Songwriting is composed of music and lyrics. The Level I course explores lyric writing and song construction while also touching on musical concepts. The Level II course deals with lyrics and music in equal measure.


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Level I
Songwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of songwriting. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write one/two songs
  • Lectures on basics of songwriting craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Songwriting I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $425, Returning Students $395. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 14 Tuesdays 520 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Level II
Songwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of saleable songs. Writers often repeat Songwriting II to continue their projects.
  • Begin or refine one/two songs
  • Lectures that expand on basics of songwriting craft
  • Writing Exercises
  • Present work for in-depth critique (two times)

Prerequisite: Songwriting I or the equivalent.

Which level is right for you? How to Choose a Level

(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $425, Returning Students $395. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 14 Tuesdays 150 W. 28 St. 7:00PM - 10:00PM



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