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? Try:
Moving forward as a songwriter? Lots of options:
Been at it for a while and ready for more advanced challenges?
Want a special-guest writer/one-time experience?
Songwriting is: Songwriting exists on a road that runs between music on the one hand and the story of life on the other. Being on that road requires both a deep understanding of your own process and a means to keep unlocking the doors to your imagination.
I teach songwriting because: There is no greater satisfaction than helping a student to find their own unique artistic voice and deepen their commitment to the songwriting process.
Songwriting is: Always interesting and always revealing new paths and posing new questions.
I teach songwriting because: I find it rewarding in a lot of ways. I like to see people who've always wanted to write songs find out that they can. I love to hear what people come up with, and I'm often amazed at the high quality of the songs.
Songwriting is: Like art, therapy, and hotdoggin' all in one. It is a legacy unfolding, a story left behind, a poem with a beat, a conversation with a melody.
I teach songwriting because: I am thrilled to be a kind of facilitator to someone unlocking the answers to the questions that they have known all along but just needed a friendly push in the direction toward their own key. I am consistently amazed by the work each student stands up to and accomplishes each session.
Songwriting is: The best way to find out things about yourself that you never knew before.
I teach songwriting because: Everyone has a song in them that's important and needs to come out. Everyone has an innate need to create and express, and the biggest joy for me is enabling others to achieve that creation.
Songwriting is: Songwriting is like opening a present. Sometimes the present is more obstinately wrapped than others.
I teach songwriting because: I love to help people discover how to be themselves. And because I always learn way more about songwriting from my students than they learn from me!
Songwriter's Exchange at Open House Friday
with Dan Connolly
Bring in your latest masterpiece for input from the round robin!
7:00 PM (see Open House Friday page for dates)
We also offer Private Lessons for Songwriters