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Songwriting 101 with Barbara Chamberlin

Barbara Chamberlin • Songwriting

This class covers the basics of songwriting: melody, rhythms, words, feel, structure, and more. Starting with lyrics, it centers on what the student wants to say and then adds the other elements until the students are able to write a song of their own. The class performs their own songs for each other over the course as time allows and can hear how the other songs change.

Grade Suitability4-12
Maximum Class Size6 students
Time Required2 hours minumum; 4-6 hours preferred divided sessions
Material RequiredPencil, paper, and enough space so that the students can go to work privately.
Language of InstructionEnglish

Barbara Chamberlin

Barbara Chamberlin has been a professional musician for over 30 years. She has toured internationally and appeared on CMT and Bravo, and graduated with a vocal performance degree from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. She currently teaches voice and piano privately, is the director of the Whitehorse Community Choirs and the Happy Hour Choir, and performs around the Yukon doing her own songs, blues, and Rock. 

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