A fully on-demand course in songwriting specifically designed for the music educator!
Songwriting Basics, the first course brought to you by the powerhouse team behind Songwriting for Music Educators, is a one of a kind FULLY ONLINE AND ON-DEMAND COURSE. This means you move through it all on your own time - pause at any time and come back!
It is designed to empower music educators to not only write their own songs and explore their creativity, but also to empower them to help their students engage in the craft of songwriting.
Meet Kat Reinhert & Sarah Gulish, the creators of Songwriting for Music Educators!
Music Educators generally haven’t had access to a songwriting course designed for their specific needs - and due to the traditional nature of pre-service training, haven’t had access to spaces where songwriting is being taught.
This course is for you if:
Your training never prepared you for being creative in this way
You want to feel confident in writing songs
You don’t know how to get started in songwriting
You need new ideas for inspiring yourself and others to write
You’re afraid that when you do write a song you will be terrible at it
You struggle to understand why you need to be able to write songs to help others write their own songs
You teach music in any context (general, private, voice, instrumental) and are interested in knowing more about songwriting
You’ve written a few songs but want some more ideas about songwriting and how to engage students in writing songs
You’re ready to explore your personal musicianship
You’re unsure about how to create engaging lesson plans in songwriting
You think songwriting is hard
By the end of the course you will have:
Create a plan for your personal songwriting growth as well as your students' exploration
Gain confidence in your songwriting abilities so you can share that knowledge with your students
Receive a full book, lesson planning strategies, worksheets and assessments you can use with your students
Feel inspired to go on your own songwriting journey as well as help your students discover their creative paths
Learn strategies in how to beat the overwhelm of the creative process even when you're extremely busy
Gain knowledge to help your craft flourish and to help your students develop their creative habits and explore myriad ways to write songs
But most importantly, you'll feel empowered to create and write songs!
A Creative Practice
What is a Song
Form & Categories
Flexible instruction: work on your own in your own time
Multimedia presentation with multiple modes of learning
Lesson planning strategies and templates to use with your specific students in mind
Quick and informative lessons you can do almost anytime
Tools and ideas you can use well beyond the course
Access to experts with time tested results
What's Included With the Course?
Songwriting for Music Educators Book
Separate book that corresponds and expands on the course content.
Worksheets, Assessments, Lesson Planning Templates - all usable with your students!
Ten separate assessments you can use with your students!
Lesson Planning Strategies
Throughout the course, lesson planning ideas and templates will be provided
Access to Private FB Group
A place where you can share ideas and insights and get feedback from others taking the course.
Access to Kat & Sarah
At the silver and gold level, you get access to Sarah & Kat through video conferencing.
Receive 12 hours of professional development credit
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to take this course at a specific time and date?
Do you have to know a lot of music theory to take this course?
Is this course only for music educators?
Can I receive professional development credit for this course?
Do you need to know how to work in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)?
Do you have to have written any songs to take this course?
What if I've written some songs before - will I get anything from this?
Thank you for making this course so engaging and being so warm and encouraging. You made it easy to take chances in learning something new!
- Samantha, K-12 teacher
Thanks to the incredibly engaging, safe, and encouraging environment/culture that is set up in this class, I was able to grow as a musician, singer, consumer of music, and teacher. Prior to this class, my musicianship identity did not include songwriter and now I can PROUDLY state that I AM A SONGWRITER!!! :-) -
Chelsea, 9-12 teacher
This team is a creative powerhouse; they are bursting with ideas to share. They are just as focused on building confidence in human beings as they are in building confident songwriters.
Jay, college professor
This course is incredibly balanced between learning new material, having access to great resources, and just experiencing a very positive and encouraging creative space. I highly recommend it to any musician looking for new ways to think about and explore their songwriting craft.
Taylor, music ed student