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Song-Writing Crash Course for Young Musicians

Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(342)
In this one-time class, students will learn the basics of song-writing using motives and create a unique short song. #CREATIVE

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.

Look at the bottom of my profile to find my other classes. 
    → https://outschool.com/teachers/Elizabeth-Essex ←

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.
Homework Offered
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.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 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.

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.

To fully participate in any music class, it's best to check your audio settings in Zoom first! Watch below to find out how to turn on ORIGINAL SOUND on your device:
iPads → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1pkirtPH9o
other platforms → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZMRtrSsYY
Joined March, 2022
Teacher expertise and credentials
Virginia Teaching Certificate - Music/Theater/Arts
Master's Degree in Education
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,... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
25 min

Completed by 30 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
2-4 learners per class

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