Songwriting

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 dig 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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Great way to learn how to become a songwriter, and taught by a successful, professional, well-respected songwriter.
John Newman
attorney

Songwriting | Level I

10-week Workshop

NYC Tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)
Zoom info, tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of songwriting craft and gets you writing one (or two) songs. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Songwriting is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
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Spring NYC Schedule now available via Zoom Conference
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Songwriting | Level II

10-week Workshop

NYC Tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)
Zoom info, tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

This course helps you sharpen your skills at songwriting craft and work toward completion of one or two songs. Writers often repeat Songwriting II to continue their projects. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Prerequisite: Songwriting I (10-week), or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
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Spring NYC Schedule now available via Zoom Conference
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Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Songwriting

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Two three-hour sessions on separate days.

Zoom info, tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

Songwriting Intensive topics include: hooks, song structure, storytelling, merging music and lyrics, performing and producing.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Songwriting

One-day Intensive

Seven hours in one day (with lunch break).

NYC Tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $375 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

Songwriting Intensive topics include: hooks, song structure, storytelling, merging music and lyrics, performing and producing.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Spring NYC Schedule now available via Zoom Conference
Not offered online.