LIFE AS A SONGWRITER | A four week virtual songwriter course


LIFE AS A SONGWRITER is a four week songwriting course led by Danielle Ate the Sandwich. This course will cover creating melodies, lyrics and phrasing, trusting your instincts and honing your editing skills. There will be short lectures, with time for writing, sharing, and talking about the craft, as well as an opportunity to perform the song you write during the class. The goal is to finish a new song, build skills for writing and editing, and establish a routine habit of sitting down to write and think as a songwriter. We will meet virtually each week on Zoom from 7:00pm-8:30pm CST. The class is limited to 10. Beginner and intermediate writers are welcome, but proficiency on an instrument of your choice is encouraged. (Those who do not play an instrument can take this class, but there will not be instruction on how to play a musical instrument.)


Week 1 | August 4th, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Where to Start & Creating Melody

Week 2 | August 11th, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Trusting Your Instincts & Writing Lyrics

Week 3 | August 18th, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Honing your Editor & Lyrical Phrasing

Week 4 | August 25th, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Mini Class Concert


Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of pop-folk songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Getting her start in Fort Collins, CO, now based in Kansas City, MO, Danielle has been touring nationally since 2009, after cultivating an online following from her homemade videos on Youtube. Danielle Ate the Sandwich has released seven albums of original music, made appearances internationally, opened for Mumford and Sons, Jake Shimabukuro, Suzanne Vega, Pomplamoose, and wrote the soundtrack to the Emmy nominated HBO documentary, “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.” Her newest project is an EP of original songs featured in the documentary “It’s Not a Burden: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents.”

Danielle Ate the Sandwich’s music has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson. Her songs are lyrically driven, performed on ukulele and guitar, and find inspiration from her curiosity about death, science, religion, family dynamics, and her own emotions and experiences. Danielle Ate the Sandwich plays with the joy and sadness of the human experience, making you laugh one minute and cry the next. Her songs can be thoughtful and serious, but she’s known for her quirky lyrical twists, and for delivering witty and honest stage banter in her live shows.

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