Creative Tools for Songwriters (Intermediate)

with Naomi Westwater

Monday, May 10, 2021


Creative Tools for Songwriters (Intermediate)

  • School of Music class
  • Singer/Songwriter


This course will focus on deepening your songwriting practice. Instead of waiting for inspiration to strike, we will work on honing the craft of songwriting. Each class will include structured writing time, work-shopping each other’s songs for critique and feedback, and experimenting with songwriting techniques. The class will have strong emphasis on lyrics and storytelling, but will also explore melody, harmony, and rhythm. The class will be tailored to fit the needs of the individuals in the group.

Class topics include: playing with randomness, introducing poetic structures into songwriting, writing with form, and other unconventional ways of writing music. The goal of this course is for students to expand their songwriting toolset and learn more creative techniques. This course is best for intermediate songwriters, people who have already taken a songwriting course, or have been writing songs for 3+ years.

This class will be held from 8:00pm-9:15pm ET on Mondays, May 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21

Please note: Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Naomi Westwater

  • Singer/Songwriter
Naomi is an Americana/Alternative singer-songwriter and dabbles in electronic music and production. She holds a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance and Production from Berklee College of Music. Naomi is a 2020 617Sessions Artist, a 2020 Boston Opportunity Fund grant recipient, a 2019 Iguana Music Fund grant recipient, a 2019 Berklee College of Music Post Master’s Graduate Fellow, and was nominated for a 2020 Boston Music Award. Naomi has performed at Do617’s Bust Out Boston at Brighton Music Hall, Camp.Fire Festival at Club Passim, Sofar Sounds, and Coast Fest on Cape Cod. Like a rose with many petals, Naomi’s music is layered, striking, and tender. She has been featured in WBUR’s The ArteryVanyalandWGBHBoston Hassle, and Allston Pudding. In 2021, Naomi and her creative partner, Nan Macmillan, launched Song & Sanctuary: a virtual retreat for songwriting and spirituality.

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