Pat Pattison is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Lyric Writing and Poetry.
In addition to his four books, Songwriting Without Boundaries, Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming, Pat has developed five online courses for Berkleemusic.com: three lyric writing courses, one on poetry, and one on creative writing.
He has developed a hugely successful songwriting MOOC through Berkleemusic for coursera.org already taken by over 100,000 students and still counting. He has written over 50 articles for various magazines and blogs and has chapters in both The Poetics of American Song Lyrics and the upcoming Handbook on Creative Writing for Edinburgh University Press.
Pat continues to present songwriting clinics across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Several of his students have won Grammys, including John Mayer, Tom Hambridge, and Gillian Welch.