- This event has passed.
Songwriting Class at the Front Porch IN PERSON (4 weekly sessions)
September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
I’ve taught this month-long songwriting class nine times since Spring 2019. Here’s to round TEN! While they have been on ZOOM during the shutdown, this will be the first IN PERSON course since February 2020. It’ll be good to see some three dimensional folks, though I have LOVED the many who have enrolled from a far – miss ya, guys!
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 September 7 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.
For enrollment information, visit here
Here’s a little video of yours truly talking about the class whilst plucking on a loaner guit-box