Life as a Songwriter | March 2022


LIFE AS A SONGWRITER is a four week songwriting course led by singer/songwriter, performing artist and teacher, Danielle Ate the Sandwich. This course will cover creating melodies, lyrics and phrasing, trusting your instincts and honing your editing skills. Each class will include short lectures, with writing prompts and exercises, time for sharing, and talking about your experiences. The goal is to finish a new song to perform at the end of the four week session, to 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 on Zoom from 7:00pm-8:30pm CST, every Thursday from March 10th-March 31st, 2022. The class is limited to 10 writers. 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 | March 10th, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Getting Started & Talking to Your Monster

Week 2 | March 17th, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Melody, Lyrical Phrasing & Trusting Your Instinct

Week 3 | March 24th, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Writing Authentic Lyrics & Honing Your Editor

Week 4 | March 31st, 7pm-8:30pm CST

Class Concert & Song Share