SONGMAKERS: Beyond The ROOTS - Weekly Song Feedback & Exercises Exclusively for Graduates of THE ROOTS - FALL Starts SATURDAY 9/28, 10:30am

Class For ROOTS Graduates Exclusively. 

FALL 2019 features 10 meetings! If you need to join during a session there is a way to work that out and ensure a full experience. Please inquire.

SONGMAKERS is a class exclusively for graduates of THE ROOTS songwriting program.  The class strikes a vital balance between providing an ongoing curriculum of growth for the writers and weekly workshopping opportunities to gain feedback on songs and songs-in-progress. Exercises range from idea-generation to lyric development, from hook-writing to song structure analysis, from speed-based drills to ongoing projects, all in the spirit of helping each writer cultivate and refine a unique writerly voice and keep making songs.

Members of the class typically range from full-time singer/songwriters to aspiring writers to points in between.  What they have in common:  the shared knowledge, vocabulary, and skills of THE ROOTS, a passion for their unique art, and a mutual respect for one another and the creation of songs that matter.

Eligibility:  Exclusively for graduates of THE ROOTS songwriting program.  If you are interested in Songmakers and have not taken THE ROOTS, there are Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon sections most seasons, with a 2-week Roots Intensive in the Summer and at various times in the year.  We welcome you once you have graduated from THE ROOTS!

When:  This course meets Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-1:15pm. An eligible songwriter can join at any time. 

  • You are guaranteed 8-weeks in a season, and the calendar frequently allows more. For Summer 2019, for instance, there are EIGHT sessions  7/6 - 8/24 and for FALL there are TEN sessions (woot woot!), 9/28 - 12/14 (no class the Saturday of Thanksgiving week).
  • Your first round tuition is $450, and you get all the meetings in the given time period.
  • Some students take the class for a single season, some as often as their needs dictate, and some remain in class every semester for a consistent opportunity to receive feedback, assignments, accountability, collaboration, perspective, and support.
  • This class is aimed at YOUR personal, creative, and professional goals and gives each student a personalized experience.
  • This is not a class with a "class A to class Z" curriculum; thus it is possible to start at any point in the year. 

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