Songwriting Instructors

John R. Burr

The Art and Craft of Songwriting leads you through the songwriting process, from inspiration to recording studio. The course is open to students of all ages and abilities.

No musical experience is required.

How is a song written? What is a hook? What makes Rhyme? Which comes first, melody or lyrics? How do I make a demo? These questions and many more will be answered in this exciting 6-week course “The Art and Craft of Songwriting”. Join John R Burr as he leads you through the songwriting process, from inspiration to recording studio. The course is open to students of all ages and abilities. No musical experience is required.

The craft of songwriting also shares many parallels with improvisation and that is where John R Burr really shines. John will lead the class through an exploration of styles from blues to jazz to pop while enlightening students in the ways of improvising a melodic line and then creating a rhythmic and harmonic structure for it.

Ages 12 and up