Composition

Song Writing Music Club

1-6 students Composition General Guitar/Banjo/Ukulele Instruments Music Appreciation Music Theory Piano Singing

Musical notes meet notebooks in this workshop-style class that combines creative writing with music composition. No music experience needed as instrument tutoring is part of the class!

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Class Description

This class is an amazing workshop experience. Students learn how to write lyrics and how those lyrics are set to music to create songs. They learn how to help others who are struggling and how a free exchange of ideas works in a creative atmosphere. Each week we discuss a topic relating to song writing: lyrics, melody, harmony, rhythm, title, writer's block, instrumentation, form, inspiration, character, storytelling, critical listening, etc. The rest of the class is devoted to workshopping each student's progress on the song they are currently writing.

Topics covered in this class include: chord shapes, rhythm, performance, the power of positive feedback, how to handle making a mistake (and how to play though it), matching vocal pitch with the chords, and how to overcome challenges and disappointments through effective practice habits. 

Here's how the class works! Each student will take a turn performing and receiving feedback. This continues around "the circle" until all the students have had a chance to share. I will wrap up after each student with guidance on how to perform the song more effectively and address any challenges in the student's technique or knowledge of the instrument. I am very patient and energetic. I teach in a kind and supportive way, stressing enjoyment and loving what you do while building discipline and character in my students. 

Students can come with a  full or partial song they have written or just show up and start learning about how to write a song. 

I hope to see you soon!


Additional Information

Class size 1-6 students
Supplies Paper and pencil to take notes
Prerequisites None

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About the Instructor

Dave Christensen

Unique lessons for your one-of-a-kind child sums up what Dave and his teaching style are all about. Constantly writing and adapting his original curriculum to fit any group of learners is something Dave does well.He enjoys the art of teaching immensely.

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