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Songwriting: Poetry in Motion-Younger Students (Ages 9-13)

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (2)
Completed by 12 learners
#creative - Songwriting: Poetry in Motion will introduce how the concepts of poetry, rhythm, melody, and harmony combine into song. The class is offered in two formats: 1) once a week for 5 weeks; 2) one week of 5 sessions.
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
50 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


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 4 class sessions.  These assignments are very important as the student will build on them to complete a simple song at the conclusion of the 5th session.  
Spiral notebook 2-3 pencils and a pencil sharpener big eraser printouts of PDFs from the instructor, including music staff paper 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 completed song at the conclusion of the class. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Meet the teacher

Timothy Burt
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (40)
I am a musician and educator  from Lubbock, Texas.  I have been teaching school music, private lessons for over three decades.  Music has allowed me to travel to 40 states and 3 foreign countries.  I have performed in diverse settings, including... 
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