Songwriters are invited to up their craft with musician and songwriter Paul Boffa. We will explore the structure of songs, lyric composition, literary tools of imagery, and more, examining recorded and live music and developing our own work in a safe space. Let's fatten our toolboxes, share our creative expression, and capture the elusive muse together.
Website Description: Songs have structure and familiar components. How you find and express inspiration varies with each songwriter. Whether you work from a disciplined habit, keep a journal of lyric ideas, record bits and pieces, or just wait for inspiration to strike, there is a common path we all end up on where music and lyric come together to make song.
In five classes we will explore the structure of songs, the qualities and relationships among song parts, lyric composition, literary tools of imagery, and the rather esoteric magic of matching lyric to music. We will examine commercially recorded examples and live performance from this teacher, and critique our individual work. Time will be given to hone student works in the safety of the group. In five sessions some will complete a new song and others will gain editorial adjustment to work in progress. All students will come away with an expanded toolbox and increased confidence to find and express the muse through song.
Paul Boffa is a masters level teacher and teaching artist in the VT public schools. His educational focus in the last eight years has been applying artistic expression to learning through song writing. Paul is a performing musician.