Songwriting

Songwriting

  • Americana
  • Indie
  • Pop
  • Roots
  • School of Music class
  • Singer/Songwriter

Why do certain songs resonate and nestle themselves in your ear? In this class — part investigation, part workshop — we will explore those haunting songs by dissecting a handful of the best. We’ll get to the core of their inner workings and see how we can apply those concepts into our own writing. A Song That Haunts will be a focused study in three parts: lyrics, harmony, and structure and will give students opportunity to discuss and workshop their own songs.

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Mondays: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 21.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

Limited to 6 students (16 yrs of age or older); 3 students are required for class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.

Rachel Sumner

  • Acoustic
  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Singer/Songwriter

Rachel Sumner is an award winning singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Red Line Roots describes her as, “a modern day queen of bluegrass fusion and emotive roots writing.”

Sharing front-woman duties, Rachel writes and performs with roots-pop band Twisted Pine, who just released their eponymous album in 2017 on Signature Sounds Recordings.

Rachel is a frequent collaborator with local musicians. With her musical partner Sam Moss and Michael Siegel, she formed Sumner & Moss, a group rooted in traditional American musics weaving close harmonies into classic country songs alongside their own roots-inspired originals. ​

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