Online Songwriting Course
I’ll be hosting a series of weekly online songwriting workshops every Saturday in June at 12:00pm cst. All levels of writers are welcome, whether you’ve been working at it for awhile and need to restart the fire, or just beginning and need tips on how to get going. Even if you do other types of writing and are ‘song-curious,’ this is the class for you.

Here’s how it works:
• Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27
• Time — 12:00 pm Central / 1:00 pm Eastern
• 90 minutes per session (+ / -)
• We’ll be doing this on Zoom
• Fee $250 (Paypal – / Venmo – dardensmith-music-art)

What you’ll need:
For the Sessions:
• A laptop, computer, etc. (Phones work, but I find that it’s not a great experience)
•  Steady internet to stay in the calls and hear the info, and interact with the class!

Between Sessions
•  A way to record your songs (phones are completely acceptable)
•  Time to work on your songs between sessions, send updates, etc.

In the sessions, we’ll of course be covering the basics (Structure / Verse / Chorus / Bridge, Meter, Melody, etc), but the focus of these classes will be digging deep into lyric clarity, how to mine your own experiences for songs, and how to create the habits and practice of a successful writing life. Over the course of the month, we’ll also be looking at your goals for your writing, and how to create a plan to make those a reality.

There will be assignments each week. My goal is for each participant is to write and record 4 new songs over the course of the month. One new song from each participant will be put on a playlist sent to all participants.

If you have any questions on the class, feel free to get in touch –