Period:Apr 10, 2023 - May 29, 2023
Number of Sessions:8
Days of week
Hello Songwriters and Aspiring Songwriters,
It doesn't matter what time zone you're in: This is a Zoom class.
Whether you write songs
regularly, or you're just getting started, you will be challenged
in some inspiring ways to write a new song every week in
this, one of Beacon Music
Factory's most celebrated classes.
8 consecutive Mondays
April 10 - May 29 2023*
*Once we get started, we will probably agree to bump that last class to a different date so it doesn't conflict with memorial day.
HOW IT WORKS
Every week, we’ll meet for an hour (or two) and I’ll treat you to song examples to consider, song strctures to puzzle over, a few new ways of looking at songs you already know and lovel and then, most importantly, you will be given a multi-layered songwriting PROMPT (assignment).
The weekly PROMPT is chock full of rules to inspire you, parameters that will help focus your thinking and still more layers for you to consider. Past students tell us over and over how much they learn and how inspired they become by these assignments. It is exhilirating and satisfying when you are eager to dig in and begin writing rather than feeling daunted by a blank page. That's what this class is all about. Throughout the course I’ll provide extra pointers, some harmonic, some lyrical, some conceptual, to keep you going.
I am pretty sure you will amaze yourself with what you are able to conjure on a weekly basis. Your songs will be shared in class each week, and we’ll have substantial discussions about each student’s song; and then, of course, … you will receive your next song assignment!
Acclaimed songwriter and founder of Beacon Music Factory, Stephen Clair has been teaching songwriting classes like this to adults and kids for years—both in the classroom and online.
We will meet over Zoom. I will send full details when we get closer to the start date.
I am really looking forward to seeing you write a bunch of new songs, as you find your way writing sometimes far outside your usual stylistic habits.
If you have any questions, please get in touch,
Stephen Clair firstname.lastname@example.org