Songwriting Essentials

We are very excited to announce that Pat Pattison, Lyric Professor at Berklee College of Music will be joining in on our Exclusive Masterclass Series with you cannot miss!

Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. In addition to his four books, Songwriting Without Boundaries, Writing Better Lyrics, 2nd Edition, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming, Pat has developed five online courses for Berklee Online on topics such as lyric writing, poetry, and creative writing, all available through the Berklee WebsiteIn addition, more than 1,500,000 students have enrolled in his coursera.org MOOC "Songwriting: Writing the Lyric" since its first run in 2013.

He has written over fifty articles for various blogs and magazines, including American Songwriter, and has chapters in both The Poetics of American Song Lyrics and the Handbook on Creative Writing. Pat continues to present songwriting clinics across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Pat’s students include Grammy-winners, professional songwriters, and major recording artists, including Gillian Welch, John Mayer, Tom Hambridge, Joelle James, Karmin, Liz Longley, Charlie Worsham, Greg Becker, Justin Tranter, and many more.

Having had a longstanding association with JMC, we are thrilled again to be hosting Pat Pattison for an exclusive Masterclass for all of our students interested in improving their songwriting, and learning from a master songwriting teacher. Pat is no stranger to many of our songwriting students, with his books and instructional videos being a part of our courses now - and with Pat being a mentor for many of our songwriting teachers.

For this special masterclass, Pat will also workshop some student songs - so if you were interested in having this great opportunity, please send a lyric sheet and recording of your song to your respective Head of Department before Friday October 9th, and these will be collated and sent to Pat for his selection.

WHO: PAT PATTISON

DATE: 13TH OCTOBER 2020

TIME: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

All students will be sent access links and passwords to their student emails!