Boston Seminar

Writing Better Lyrics

April 6, 2019 at the Boston Center for Adult Education


10:00am - 1:00pm: Master Class

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Critique

In this wide-ranging seminar, covering the essentials of lyric writing, you'll work on verse development, use of image and metaphor, prosody, and the art of matching of lyric and music. Pat will use participant's songs as a springboard to begin conversations on effective re-writing. This seminar is interactive, challenging you with a spate of writing exercises. You'll come away from the weekend with deeper insights into writing no matter the genre. 

Songs for analysis will be chosen on a first submitted first critiqued basis, so be sure to submit your music early if you hope to receive direct feedback. Critique sessions are an opportunity to apply the tools and techniques developed in the seminars, demonstrating how they can improve the lyric's impact. Focus will be primarily on the strengths of the lyrics, but Pat will offer suggestions and next steps for making them even better.


    Register now through April 6                                         $250.00

Enroll Here

To enroll, please fill out the form. Once finished, you will receive an email from Brittany Bethune to complete your registration and submit your payment.

Refund Policy: 

More than 60 days prior: Full refund

Up to 1 week prior: 50% refund

Less than 1 week prior: No refund. 

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