SOLD OUT January 2022 Class Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29 (11 a.m. PST)
This is a 4-week (virtual) interactive songwriting workshop led by Songwriting Degree holders Victoria Vox (Berklee '00) and Jack Maher (Berklee '98). It's a bonus if you already play an instrument and sing (or have some knowledge of music), but if not, we got you! Believe it or not, some of the best songwriters in the world can't sing a note or play a lick. We are here to help you either make the ideas in your head into something tangible, or give you a springboard to unleash the creative songwriter within you.
Classes will be held online via Zoom. Each class is a 90-minute session) LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS.
Week 1: Songwriting 101 Crash Course: You'll learn songwriting terminology, song-form, lyric structures, and other rules meant to be broken. We'll use popular song examples to analyze harmonic and melodic structure. If you haven't yet tried to write a song, now would be a good time to start. If you have one ready to share and get to work on, we'd love to hear it.
Week 2: Bring In Your WIPs (works in progress or a song you're stuck on: chords / lyrics / both). Through song analysis and crafted strategies, you'll learn how to rewrite/edit, get out of a rut, make your current song stronger, or help you fix any problem spots. It's sometimes hard to self-critique your own song and find that thing that isn't "working for you". We are here to offer constructive criticism and some real solutions! We will make sure everyone has a chance to share their WIP.
Week 3: Start From Scratch. We will collectively start and finish one song in the 90 minute session. Your homework for the last session will be to continue to apply this song craft to your own original song/WIP and finish it! Overachievers are welcome to start a new song.
Week 4: Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to share their finished songs or continue to workshop other WIPs.