WORKING WITH LYRICS
Want to enjoy writing lyrics this much?
Do you want to be more comfortable with lyric craft and feel more confident about helping your students with their lyrics?
Do you want to explore different ways to craft lyrics and find inspirational activities to help develop you and your students' craft?
We want to help! That's why we're busy putting this on-demand, asynchronous mini course together. It's all about going deep into the craft of lyrics.
It's Time to Dig Deep into WORDS
With this course and materials, you'll find a safe place to dig deep and nurture your inner lyric hero.
WORKING WITH LYRICS
CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER LYRIC HERO
Learning how to write songs is a powerful and important aspect of teaching songwriting and we want to explore your creativity as much as your students! We'll teach you how to:
- Analyze lyrics for strengths and opportunities for growth
- Create engaging lessons that work on lyric craft
- Get comfortable sharing throughout the lyric creation process
It’s time to take your lyric craft to the next level.
Form & Development
Learn how form can be a catalyst for creativity because each section of a specific song form has a role to play in the development of the song.
The Seven Senses & Showing vs Telling
Explore how your senses can bring life to your lyrics - and through the use of both showing and telling, elevate our stories to be more memorable and engaging.
Point of View/ Perspective
Consider how the narrator is a strong component of creating compelling stories how choosing whom is telling the story has a profound affect on our perception of the narrative.
Sectional Identity & Phrasing
Seek out new ways to create interest throughout a lyric by exploring different ways of phrasing and placement.
Discover all the different kinds of rhyme and how to use - or not use - rhyme to create a compelling lyric.
WORK YOUR WAY
Work through the modules at your pace and in any order depending on what you're most interested in and what helps you and your students the most!
In today's busy world, it's nice to have something you can work on in your own time that's really just about you!
We developed this asynchronous on-demand mini-course with the busy music educator in mind. Each module has several lessons that can be easily worked through in under an hour so you can find time to work on your lyrics and develop activities for your students in the short moments you have!
In addition, each module has built in activities you can use directly with your students to empower them to create compelling lyrics!
WE'RE KAT & SARAH.
We're songwriters, artists, educators, and small business owners and we're passionate about helping you and your students dig deep into songwriting!
Although this course will be most beneficial for those who have already written a few songs, it will still be easily accessible for even the most novice of songwriters.
We hope you'll take this amazing journey along with us!
"This is the best non-graduate school professional development that I have experienced in more than a decade."
"SFME has given me the confidence to pursue my own songwriting, help my students grow, and given more authority to my voice as a songwriting teacher."
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Have you or your students written some songs, but find that lyrics are still one of the most challenging pieces of the songwriting puzzle to get the way way you want them?
Do you want to have more tools to talk about lyric craft than what you already have used or know?
Do you want ready made activities and ideas to inspire lyric craft and help you and your students grow and enrich the way your lyrics tell their stories?
Are you simply curious as to what other ways you might approach lyric writing?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you!