ONLINE: Introduction to Songwriting

In this 2-hour session, we’ll talk about how songs are built, including what makes a chorus, a verse, and a bridge. We’ll look at popular songs as we write our own original lyrics. We’ll also talk about the intimidating questions of how to begin and end a song. As we delve deeper into the mechanics of writing lyrics, we’ll count out the rhythms that exist naturally in everyday language and we’ll use those rhythms to make our songs even more memorable. Taught by an instructor whose original musical was performed at Brown University, this class welcomes students of all backgrounds and interests, and particularly anyone new to writing! We’ll plan to have fun, give ourselves freedom to fail, discover new meanings in old hits, and write something new!

About the Instructor

Samantha Steiner

Samantha Steiner is a writer and visual artist interested in the relationships between text and images. A winner of Best Microfiction 2021, she has received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is currently a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Rochester. Find her on social media @Steiner_Reads.

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Class Details
November 1010 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Sun
Tuition: $40.00
Member Tuition: $36.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Samantha Steiner
Level: Beginner