Songwriting

Songwriting

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • School of Music class
  • Singer/Songwriter

This course will function primarily as a workshop, where students can bring drafts and ideas for critique and help, but will also explore a variety of topics including lyric rhythm, song forms, models, and exercises to aid in the creative process. We will discuss our favorite songs, what goes into making them so great, and how to borrow some of those techniques in our own writing. We will also talk a great deal about the writing process and how to combat writer’s block by experimenting with creative exercises. 

Whether you’re new to songwriting, or have a few years experience, all are welcome!

Liv Greene is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy where she majored in Songwriting and vocal performance, and is currently a student at New England Conservatory as well as a student of the rich New England folk scene. Over the past 9 years that she has been writing, Liv has been privileged to attend workshops and take songwriting courses with Mark Simos, Patty Griffin, Teddy Thompson, Hankus Netsky, Laura Cortese, Dietrich Strause, and many others and has learned a great deal from this rich variety of artists about songwriting. 

Check out her website at livgreenemusic.com

This class meets on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:15pm on: May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19.

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. 

Liv Greene

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Liv Greene is an emerging singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. Raised in a wooded corner of Washington, D.C., Liv discovered her love of song at 12 years old, after teaching herself her first chords on guitar.

After attending Miles of Music Camp, a fiddle camp in New Hampshire, during her freshman year of high school, Liv developed a deepened interest in songwriting as well as Appalachian folk and roots music. She has since felt at home writing and performing old-time, Americana and indie folk music. Her influences are varied and numerous, including Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Elliott Smith, Sarah Jarosz, Patty Griffin, and Aoife O’Donovan- to name just a few.

In summer, Liv is part of a touring americana duo with fiddler and songwriter, Olivia Baxter, called “Liv & Let Liv,” in which she sings, and plays guitar and clawhammer banjo. The two have toured extensively, and have travelled much of the east coast and Canada playing both original and traditional music. Liv Greene was a 2016 YoungArts finalist in Voice (Singer-Songwriter) and is an alum of Interlochen Arts Academy, where she graduated in 2016 with honors, a Fine Arts Award in songwriting, and the singer-songwriter program’s Artist of the Year Award. She is currently in school at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studies Contemporary Improvisation.

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