Songwriting Workshop: Writing Lyrics

All New!  City Music’s workshop for songwriters of all ages, levels and experience. Learn how to write a song using form and structure, lyrical progression, hooks, rhyme schemes, family rhymes, and rhythm. Discover how to write song lyrics, even if you don’t play an instrument, and how to use writing cues to easily overcome writer’s block. This workshop is  geared toward anyone who has ever wanted to create a song.   Workshop participants will finish with lyrics for one, if not several, songs in their pockets.  Read about this workshop’s instructor, singer-songwriter Joanna Katzen, below.

Workshop to be held at the City Music Leominster Music Studios

6 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Workshop Tuition: $120 

Advanced Registration Required:  CALL NOW to sign up!  978-534-8989

Registration fee: $10 (No reg. fee for current City Music students) Newly registered students will receive a free manuscript book for lesson notes.

Instructor: Joanna Katzen, prize-winning songwriter and recipient of the 2013 Walter W. Harp Liberal Arts, Music & Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Civic Engagement & Performance Relating to Music and Society. Joanna holds a degree in Performance and Songwriting from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and teaches guitar, voice and piano at both City Music locations. She has led workshops at the Club Passim School of Music, and has taught the very talented students at Berklee’s City Music. She also transcribes, arranges and produces, and coaches songwriters. Her song, “And We Shall Want No More” appears in Rise Again! alongside those of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen, Don Mclean, John Gorka, The Beatles and many others.