Woodshedding (Online)

Songwriting workshop 

Historically, the term “woodshedding was a term used by jazz musicians to describe time spent alone honing musical skills. In this online music program, you will learn the basics of songwriting with an emphasis on the creative process, performance and recording demos in a supportive online group environment. This workshop will focus on writing in key, lyrics, song arrangement, singing, melody and rhythm. At the end of the workshop, you’ll perform you songs in an online showcase hosted by Spy Hop!

What Happens in this Class:

  • Write original songs
  • Learn about composition, chord progressions and song structure
  • Participate in lyric writing exercises in a group environment
  • Record demos of your original songs that will be shared on Soundcloud
  • Live performance at the end of class at a local coffee shop

Access to Gear and Technology Matters

We believe that access to high quality gear, technology and equipment should not be a barrier to being an active participant in your community. Therefore, Spy Hop has gear packages available to rent for FREE for any student who needs it in order to take a Spy Hop class. Gear can be picked up and dropped off at Spy Hop’s downtown facilities and kept for the duration of the program. Gear packages are coordinated directly with Spy Hop’s Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain.

Please review Spy Hop’s Gear Check-Out Policies.

Woodshedding (Online)

Winter Session: Jan. 12 - March 11, 2021 | Spring Session: Apr. 6 - May 27, 2021

Ages 15 - 19


Woodshedding Class Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 Live Zoom Instruction 4:30 – 5:30 Mentor available for additional instruction, questions, and project feedback as needed All classes are offered in Mountain Standard Time. Specific instructions for how to join the class will be emailed to the participants.

Current and Upcoming Sessions

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