This class offers an introduction to the fundamentals of songwriting—from getting started to writing a memorable chorus. We’ll discover creative exercises and concepts designed to keep the artistry flowing when the creativity feels like it’s not there. These exercises are great for wordsmiths, but also for anyone desiring to work new creative muscles. Whether you’re a closet songwriter, a regularly performing artist, or just a music lover curious about what goes into writing a song, this class is for you. You’ll walk away with a start to your original song, a guide on how to continue writing on your own, and an assortment of exercises to help keep the creativity flowing.
Emily Sage is a Charlotte-based, independent singer/songwriter and producer with strong leanings in jazz and soul. Her romantic and lullaby-like songwriting style is largely influenced by her time spent growing up in Portugal. Emily moved to Nashville to study songwriting and music business at Belmont University, then to Charlotte when looking for a space to build her career and develop her vision. She has spoken and taught workshops on songwriting and overcoming writer’s block in Europe and Africa as well as in Denver, Nashville, and Charlotte. Emily’s music has been featured on NPR, WFAE’s Amplifier, DEF | CLT, Charlotte Agenda, and Queen City Nerve, which also named her as Critic’s Pick for Best Singer/Songwriter of 2019.
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