Ages 15 and up

songwritingThis class is for the novice as well as for those with songwriting experience. The course will cover key topics such as song structures, lyrics, melodies, chord progressions, making demos, and copyrighting your work. The ability to play an instrument is not required though it is encouraged, preferably piano or guitar, as the class will culminate in a project where your song will need to be performed (by you or a friend).

Instructor: Tyson Knight

Days: Tuesdays, September 3 - October 8 (6 Classes)
Times: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ogle Center, room 084 

Minimum Enrollment: 3*
Maximum Enrollment: 20

$195 for 6 classes + registration fee

Additional Required Materials:
Required - Six Steps to Songwriting Success, Revised Edition: The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs by Jason Blume (currently available at and other sellers)

*Note: The Arts Institute reserves the right to cancel this course if minimum enrollment is not met.