Song Writing: Poetry in Motion (Summer Music Camp)

This class will introduce the concepts of how poetry, rhythm, melody, and harmony combine into song.
Timothy Burt
35 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner

50 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue May 31

May 31 - Jun 3 (1 week)
Tu, We, Th, Fr
7pm - 7:50pm

Tue Jun 14

Jun 14 - Jun 22 (1 week)
Tu, We
8pm - 8:50pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The student will learn...
1) create a poem in a regular meter
2) create rhythm associated with the lyrics 
3) develop a melody that fits with the rhythm of the lyrics 
4) designate the chords that fit with the melody
5) make finishing touches to the song 
6) present to the group on the last day
7) positively review other student's songs 
The student will have specific assignments after each of the first 3 class sessions.  These assignments are very important as the student will build on them to complete a simple song at the conclusion of the 4th session.  
Spiral notebook or writing composition notebook
2-3 pencils and a pencil sharpener
big eraser
printouts of PDFs from the instructor
Parental oversight for Youtube audio-visual assignments.  (These will be screened for inappropriate content prior to assignment.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The student will be assessed by:
1) attentiveness and participation in class;
2) completion of audio-visual listening assignments;
3) completion of the assignments between class sessions;
4) submission of the simple song at the conclusion of the class. 
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Timothy Burt
Lives in the United States
Burt the Brassman
35 total reviews
70 completed classes

About Me

I am a musician and educator  from Lubbock, Texas.  I have been teaching school music, private lessons, and life skills for over three decades.  Music has allowed me to travel to 40 states and 3 foreign countries.  I have performed in diverse... 
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