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Songwriting Workshop 1: For Teens


Introduction to Songwriting

Anyone can learn to write songs with this simple formula: melody + words + structure.
M. Andrew Bishko
254 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Session 1: 
A Songwriting Game which teaches phrasing structure
Listening to songs and analyzing their structure
One word song titles 

Session 2: 
Lyrics exercise - free writing
Verse vs. Chorus
From Lyrics to Melody
Writing a Verse
Song Sharing

Session 3: 
From Lyrics to Melody
Writing a Chorus
Song Sharing

Session 4: 
Writing the Bridge
Song Sharing

Session 5:
Intros and Outros
Song Sharing

Session 6:
How to tweak your song
Song Sharing
Songwriting, and teaching others to find the songs within themselves, has been one of the great joys of my life. As a songwriter, composer, and songwriting instructor for many years, I love to take the mystery out of songwriting and help others to find their creativity, joy, and satisfaction.
Learners will need a songwriting journal.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I ask that parents guide the learners in choosing appropriate songs to analyze in class.
The instructor and the learners will provide links for songs to be listened to and analyzed. I ask that parents screen these choices for appropriateness.


M. Andrew BishkoPiano, Flute, and more... Songwriter, Composer, and World Music Guy!
254 total reviews
186 completed classes

About Me

I have a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and have been teaching private music lessons and college classes for 30+ years.  I love music and instruments from different parts of the world, and play many different... 
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