Songwriting Courses

Songwriting Courses Classes by Songwriter Dave Caruso

The Secrets To Better Songwriting

A series of exciting courses by melodic pop singer-songwriter Dave Caruso

In my inspiring collection of songwriting courses, I'll share the tips, insight and resources you'll need to turn your ideas into songs.  Every week we'll explore, discuss, write and perform music while helping you become a better songwriter.  Each 8-week course: $107.  Includes inspirational handouts.  -- Dave Caruso

Songwriting Essentials
(Experience is optional.)  Unlock your songwriting potential with creative instruction, live demonstration and in-class writing assignments. Students will have the opportunity to complete one or more songs during the course.

Creative Songwriting
(Intermediate-Advanced.)  Take your songwriting to the next level with creative instruction, songwriting assignments and live performance. This course will focus on what makes songs memorable.

Collaborative Songwriting
(Intermediate-Advanced.)  Expand your collaborative songwriting skills with creative instruction, live demonstration, writing assignments and in-class performance. Co-write words and music with classmates and the instructor with partners and teams.

Music Theory & Ear Training for Songwriters
(Having a piano keyboard at home is recommended.)  Understand how scales, intervals and chords apply to melody, harmony and chord changes.  The more you know about how music works, the more tools you'll develop to
use in your songwriting.

Rewriting to Improve Your Songs
(Intermediate-Advanced.)  Free yourself from the perceived constraints of your early and unfinished drafts.  This course will let you rewrite your songwriting heroes, rewrite your own material and learn the secrets to how I've rewritten mine.  We'll focus on making your songwriting more adaptable, flexible and easy.

Songwriting CSI
Each week we'll analyze the words and music to a variety of interesting songs to find out what makes them great.

Arranging for Songwriters

This course is all about the presentation of your songs.  As we cover the elements of style, instrumentation, arrangement and music production, we'll apply these techniques to your own songs that you choose to share with the class.

Promoting and Marketing Your Songs

(Coming soon!)

Courses are offered in a classroom setting at:

Asher School (Fall & Winter)
14101 Leroy St. / Southgate, MI  48195
Register by phone: 734.246.4633