Lyric Workshops

Dear Prospective Lyric Workshop Student

Thank you for your interest in our lyric workshop! Some preliminary information is supplied below — schedules are of course subject to change based on student participation and interest.   Please consult our Facebook page for more details and updates as the class gets closer.


CURRENT SESSION DATES:
6:30-9:00 PM, location TBD

Wednesday, October 3

Wednesday, October 10

Wednesday, Oct 17

Wednesday, Oct 24

THURSDAY, Nov 1

Wednesday, Nov 7
 

MAKE UP SESSIONS/ADDITIONAL CLASSES:

Saturday, Oct 20, 10:30-1:00 PM

Saturday, Oct 27, 10:30 – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov 14, 6:30 – 9 PM

 

COURSE TYPE/CURRICULUM:
The courses are designed to be freeform, with the goal of providing a broad-based exposure to many aspects of professional lyric writing. While there certainly will be elements of form discussion and topical lectures, the true purpose of these workshops is hands-on development of creative work, both individually and collaboratively. As a rule, ALL sessions include:

  1. 2.5 to 3 hour session format;
  2. An in-class, creative blockbusting exercise;
  3. Guided feedback of existing work;
  4. An optional homework assignment applicable to either existing work or the work engendered in class exercises

 

Class size will optimally range from 3-10 students.
Classes with less than 3 students signed up subject to reschedule.

 

READY TO SIGN UP OFFICIALLY?
PLEASE EMAIL
[email protected] and put ENROLL ME in the subject header.
Please also supply full contact information.

 

All classes cover all things, so expect an exercise and opportunity for personal feedback each time. However, I’ve broken up the classes so some have an emphasis on in-class exercise, and others have more opportunity to bring in existing work. Each week will be different.

 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
While all classes are designed for artists, students and writers pursuing a professional career, they remain open to all levels.

LOCATION:
Currently all classes are scheduled to take place at PEARL REHEARSAL STUDIOS, 500 Eighth Avenue, NY. Location is subject to change.

FEES:
The standard six-class run is set at $450.00 per student. All classes include potential for bonus/makeup sessions and an included 30 minute private consult at no extra charge.

Individual Classes are currently priced at 90.00 per session. Drop ins can usually be accommodated.  

Payment is accepted via cash, check, or PayPal.

Fees/Deposits are requested on receipt of invoice or before September 23rd. Drop in fees are requested date of pre-session or date of session.

Some fee modification for more or fewer classes is possible, but preference will be given to students wishing to take a series of six sessions.

 

For more information re payments, contact [email protected] and put PAYMENT on the subject line.

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:
While a half hour private consult is included in the series fee, additional private instruction fees can be arranged based upon project needs. Average sessions are set at $150.00 per hour.   On occasion half-hour sessions can be booked, subject to availability. Refunds (in special circumstances) and make-up classes are subject to instructor approval and can be arranged or discussed individually.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS/SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS:
On occasion, a professional level substitute teacher or guest artist might be utilized in the course of study. Advance notice will always be given.

HOMEWORK:
As a rule, there will be weekly homework assignments.   Homework is designed to fuel class participation, and is optional – though assignment completion is recommended so as to get the most out of class instruction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please email [email protected], and consult our facebook page.

 

Stay tuned for more information on two special workshops in the works:
SPECIAL MATERIAL BOOTCAMP
Designed with the goal of creating a custom piece of self-contained character work to be showcased in concert or live performance.  Time and duration to be determined.

OPENING NUMBER BOOTCAMP
A six week, once a week workshop with the focus on slamming through the triumphs and challenges of how to frame a story.

Should you be interested in the above intensive workshops, or for more information on any aspect of our classes, please email [email protected]l.com.

 

Once again, space is limited…if you are ready to enroll, please email [email protected], put ENROLL ME in the subject header, and we’ll reserve you a spot. Please indicate desired session, and any alterations/additions to the schedule you would like. We’ll do our best to accommodate you!