SONGMAKERS: Beyond The ROOTS - Weekly Song Feedback & Exercises Exclusively for Graduates of THE ROOTS - FALL 2017 Starts Sat 9/30

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 every semester.  We welcome you once you have graduated from THE ROOTS!

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

Tuition:  We will start for the FALL 2017 on Saturday 9/30/17.  Normally Songwriters make an initial 8-week commitment at $399, and you get all the meetings in the given time period. This FALL there are 10 meetings.

  • When you opt to stay in the class for subsequent rounds, tuition decreases to $299.   Some students take the class for a single semester, 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.

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