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Student Quotes
"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
"If you'd like to hone your skills as a songwriter and learn the main tools that are needed to create solid songs while being entertained and entertaining others too...this is the class for you."
- Jennifer Vazquez
"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
 Receptionist/Club Worker
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GWW Course Description Page
GWW Course Description Page
prince It happens in the dark shadows of a club. Or 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 goood 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. In our courses, you will learn how to structure songs, create “hooks,” craft lyrics, manipulate melody, rhythm and harmony, merge words with music, and write toward genre. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you favor pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, music, lyrics, or both, 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 Advanced 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: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 22* Tuesdays Ripley Grier 7:00PM - 10:00PM

* You can still enroll in this class!

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