In This Online Songwriting CrashCourse...
Four hit songwriting Pros (Mark Irwin, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jason Duke, and Marti Jane Dodson) battle to have YOU on their team… and when the dust settles, you will have a pro songwriter coaching you through the entire process of turning your song idea into the best song it can be! This includes idea development, song mapping, melody development, finishing, and more.
Each Pro will work with a small group of writers throughout the 3 weeks. So, THIS is your chance to get hands-on professional coaching from multi-hit songwriters while having a great time learning how to write better songs faster!
Note: Spaces are limited since the pros will be giving feedback on your song each week, so don’t miss out!
How It Works
- This is a fun-filled online class where, much like the show “The Voice,” our songwriting pros will battle for YOU to be on their team! Only they won’t be coaching your singing, they’ll coach your songwriting! The pros this year are Marti Jane Dodson, Jason Duke, Rebecca Lynn Howard, and Mark Irwin.
- The first week, you’ll submit 3 original song titles you’d like to write, and the pros will have a shot at choosing one of your song titles to coach you on. The winning judge then nabs you for their team.
- Once you’re on a team, your songwriting Pro will guide you each step of the way to help you write your best song.
- You'll post your assignments in the SongTown.com forum and discuss with your classmates.
- At the end of the 3-week session, you'll receive an ST CrashCourse badge for completing the course!
Who Should Take This Class?
- Those new to songwriting.
- Those with experience who want to learn how Pro writers approach each step of the writing process.
- Songwriters who want to master taking a song idea and developing it into a completed killer song.
- You! Whether you’re writing for pure fun or pursuing a staff writing career.
Class Dates & Details
Classes are easy to view and participate in from your computer, laptop, or smartphone. All Zoom classes are available to watch on replay if you miss it live. We keep the video up for 3 weeks after your class so you can review at your leisure.
- Thursday, July 28th (7pm CT)
- Thursday, August 4th (7pm CT)
- Thursday, August 11th (7pm CT)
- SongTown Members - $225
- Non-Members - $249 (includes one month of full access to the #1 songwriter community in the world!)
- Diamond Members can use one of their Free CrashCourse Credits!
**Tuition is non-refundable once class sells out or begins.
Limited Spots - Let's Do This!
Meet Your Fearless Instructors...
Rebecca Lynn Howard
Rebecca is a crossover country-pop artist, multi-instrumentalist, and 2x Grammy Award winner. She has written songs for Steven Tyler, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Point of Grace, Charles Esten, and Runaway June.
Mark co-wrote Alan Jackson’s first #1 hit “Here In The Real World” and is a 2x CMA Song of the Year nominee. His other cuts include Taylor Swift, Bake Shelton, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Tyler Farr and Alan Jackson.
Marti Jane Dodson
#1 Pop Songwriter
Marti is the former lead singer of the hit rock band Saving Jane and is a super lyricist with cuts by Luke Bryan and Thompson Square (among others).
Jason is a co-writer on Kelsea Ballerini’s #1 song “Dibs” and has a cut on Keith Urban's "Ripcord" album.
SongTown Success Stories
#1 song on the Pop Chart! “abcdefu” recorded by GAYLE.
- GAYLE (SongTown Alum)
3 weeks at #1 on the British and Irish Top 10 chart! "All Time Favorite", recorded by Hurricane Highway.
- Kelly McKay, Kevin Rowe, Nancy Moser
- Karen Kiley, Jan Edwards, Colleen Francis
#1 song on Australian CMT Country Charts! "Right About Now” recorded by Josh Setterfield.
- Jesse Slack
Song “Hallelujahville” recorded by Superstar Tim McGraw!
- Blake Griffith
Signs deal with world-wide publisher Big Machine Music and co-writes #1 song "abcdefu"
- Sara Davis (Staffwriter at Big Machine)
Wrote the #1 Billboard smash "My Boy" for country artist Elvie Shane!
- Lee Starr
Celebrates #1 song "I Will" (Darrin Morris Band) on the Texas Country Music Chart!
- Randy Morrison, Jan Edwards, and Matt Rodgers
5 million Tik Tok plays and over 1 million streams on her single “Just Drive!”
- Erin Kinsey
Songs featured on “The Voice” and “The Most Expensivist!”
- Rita Weyls
Signs exclusive writer/record deal with Given Music Entertainment. First single cracking the Billboard Charts!
- Conner Sweet
Sync placement in movie “You Got This” on Netflix!
- Bobby Evans, Mathew Pownall, & Elias James Edlund
Celebrates a #1 song with Australian country artist Benn Gunn!
- Kevin Rowe & Andrew Cavanagh
Song placement on network TV Show - Lethal Weapon!
- Ray Weaver
Signs exclusive staff-writer deal with VibeCity Publishing!
- Kelly McKay