Introduction to Songwriting

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce beginner and novice songwriters to basic knowledge, tools, and exercises to get them started in the art of songwriting. Basics of lyric writing, melody, and song form will be discussed in a fun, supportive setting. Knowledge of an instrument is helpful but not required. Students will work individually and in small groups to complete and present an original song in a recital setting at the end of the course. The course also provides the opportunity to have the students original work professionally recorded by the instructor, Kevin Dalton. An MP3 of the song will be provided to the student at the end of the course. 

Dates: March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18 , 25, May 2 (Recital)
PLUS a one-hour private recording session with instructor at MMC.

Time: Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: McNeil Music Cente, Studio A
107 North Main Street, Somerset KY 42501

Tuition: $200 per student (liken to $28.58 a class)

Students can make a deposit of $100 to reserve a spot or pay in full. Tuition must be paid in full by or on the first day of class.

MMC students/members get a 10% discount. To receive your discount, the purchase must be made in person.

Introduction to Songwriting


Tuition/Refund Policy-Payment for all workshops and courses must be made in full before the first class session unless there is a pay per class option. You may pay by check, credit card, or exact cash. Course payments are not pro-rated by the number of sessions attended by the students; thus, if you are only able to attend 5 of the 6 scheduled classes, you still must pay the entire course fee. Class Refund- You may receive a full refund if you cancel your registration at least one week before the class begins. From that point on there are no refunds.