Songwriting



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Songwriting is a rewarding form of expression. Our program addresses this craft on many levels from beginners to folks who have approached this art form for years. Our teachers are skilled, experienced, and full of inspiration.

New to songwriting? Songwriting: Fundamentals is a great place to start.

Time to get this Songwriting party started now! »

Let some of Chicago's most talented songwriters kick start your personal musical expression. Maybe you have a melody in your head, a notebook of lyrics, or a chord progression that you keep playing; now is the time start piecing it all together.We offer exercises and assignment that will bring the music out of you.

Just Added - We are now offering Songwriting: Fundamentals at our 909 W. Armitage location Tuesdays at 6:30PM.

Finish Your Damn Songs! »   Songwriting: Fundamentals »   Steve Dawson »   Charles Kim »   Deanna Devore »   

All Originals Ensemble »

Here's an opportunity for songwriters to work in a band setting as participants work on each others compositions. It's an enlightening way to address song forms and arrangements. Hear where the ensemble will take your tune and help produce the tunes of others. All originals all the time. Tuesdays at 6:30PM.

All Originals Ensemble »   Charles Kim »   

List of All Songwriting Classes (9 found)

Applied Jazz Theory for All Instruments

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday with David Jennings

You've learned the scales and chords, now it's time to take it to the bandstand.

Jazz Theory for All Instruments

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

This class is offered on a rotating basis.

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Adult Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

Let Professor Dawson coax a few hits out of you.

Beginning Music Theory

Adult Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation through the year.

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Music Theory 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday with Cathy Norden

Things are gonna get real interesting soon.

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Adult Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday or Tuesday with Charles Kim or Deanna Devore

Own the keys that will unlock the songs within you.

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday with Charles Kim or Steve Dawson

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Songwriting: Chords and Structure

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Charles Kim

Focus your attention to these 2 essential elements of songwriting.

Songwriting: Lyrics & Melody

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Charles Kim

Study your craft by dissecting these two basic elements.

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