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Songwriting Class at The Front Porch (4 weekly sessions) ONLINE
April 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
I’ve taught this month-long songwriting class ten times since Spring 2019. Let’s go to ELEVEN! These classes will be conducted on ZOOM. You can enroll and attend from ANYwhere!
I love, love, love The Front Porch in Charlottesville and everything they have brought to the community… so I’m thrilled they asked me to do this: Conducting a Songwriting Class. This will be another group class over four weeks starting Tuesday April 5 at 7pm (75 min each session).
Here’s the description of the course:
How do you write a song? Where do you get ideas? What comes first, the lyrics or the melody? Should a song ever start with a chorus? Can a song ever end on something other than the root? How long does writing a song take? What’s a bridge? Does this guitar make me look fat? While there aren’t pat answers to any of these questions, they are certainly discussed. We’re not going to learn how to write a hit song for someone else to sing — we’re going to write a beautiful, personal and meaningful song for YOU to sing (hence, the Singer/Songwriter moniker). Whether you want to make a dime from performing, or it’s just a hobby and passion, the singer/songwriter craft is still a fun process to learn. I have no degree in this field, nor any formal training. I’ve just been playing my original songs for audiences for the past thirty years. That’s what I know, and what I’ve learned along the way, and continue to learn, I’m happy to share with you.