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Beginning Songwriting  

Have you ever wanted to write your own song? Do you have a poem that needs music, a melody that needs words, or a notebook full of ideas? In Beginning Songwriting we'll learn the elements of song—melody, lyric, harmony, rhythm—and song structure—verse, chorus, lift—by examining classic songs from Pop, Rock, Country, and Broadway, all the while developing ideas for our own songs. You don't have to play an instrument or read music (many fine songwriters don't). We'll also learn exercises and habits to free our imaginations, and develop a toolbox to fix songs that aren't working. We'll also examine the technology now available to songwriters, and the role of songwriters in the music business.

 

Classes will not be in session:

Monday, January 21 (MLK Jr Day)

Monday-Saturday, February 18-23 (February Vacation)

Monday-Saturday, April 15-20 (April Vacation)

Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)

Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)

Contact Us

Administrative Office: 24 Webster Place, Brookline, MA 02445

Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446

Email: bacep@psbma.org

Telephone: 617-730-2700
Fax: 617-730-2674

Hours & Locations

24 Webster Place
- Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30 pm

Brookline High
- Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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