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Song-Writing Crash Course for Young Musicians

In this one-time class, students will learn the basics of song-writing using motives and create a unique short song. #CREATIVE
Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
212 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
Meets once
25 minute class
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Class Experience

Students will learn to build an 8-measure song based on motives. We will analyze a song, identifying basic patterns: motive, retrograde, and repetition. 
I teach classes on a variety of arts-related subjects: 
  * piano, sight-reading, song-writing; 
  * realistic drawing techniques;
  * comic book creations & anime drawing styles;
  * digital arts, Photoshop, graphic design.

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As a teacher with over twenty years of experience, I have been running my own piano studio full-time for the last decade. I started learning music in piano lessons when I was four years old and am currently teaching my 15th academic year as a piano teacher. I also am a former public school art teacher, university adjunct professor, swim instructor, dance teacher, and math tutor.
After the completion of the class, students will be encouraged to practice their song on their own and to write it on the staff if they know how.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Please print out the worksheet enclosed or have a blank paper and a pencil ready. Students must be seated at a piano or keyboard or other instrument to be ready for this class. For best results, place your ipad or laptop at or near the sheet music stand.
25 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.

Class is appropriate for (CEFR: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)
Please message me to let me know if your learner is A1 or A2.

Please enable Original Sound setting (or Original Sound for Musicians) in your Zoom settings for all music classes!


Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Lives in the United States
Creative Fun with Music & Art
212 total reviews
552 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I've been teaching for over 20 years. I love Outschool, and I'm excited to be able to share my passion for the arts with kids across the world!

I teach classes related to my all favorite things music and art. I love comics and graphic novels,... 
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