Songwriting at Rocky Ridge

Learn more about Dr. Mike Barnett here!

Join our songwriting class starting this fall! Songwriting is one of the most richly expressive and enduring forms of human creativity. Many amateur musicians have aspirations for commercial success and a career in music, while others wish explore songwriting purely as a means of musical and personal fulfillment.

Whatever the goal, this course is designed to help musicians, from beginners to advanced, who would like to make songwriting a more integral aspect of their musical lives. Your particular stylistic interests need not be a consideration as the elements of songwriting discussed in this course transcend style and genre.

The course is open to both instrumentalists and vocalists as well as electronic musicians.

Class Structure (Capped at 6 Students):

Each week you’ll participate in a group class as well as receive a 30 – minute private lesson with Dr. Barnett.

Introductory Class:

Join us for an introductory class on September 1 to start learning about the songwriting process! Mike Barnett will present a general overview of the central tenets of the class (form and lyrics). He will also be discussing various songwriting philosophies, approaches, mindsets, and more!

Date and time of introductory class: September 1 at 7 PM MDT

Cost of introductory class: $10.00

Open to ages 18 and older.

Registration required here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



4-Week program: $200.00

For four weeks you’ll get to participate in a 60-minute group class as well as a 30-minute private lesson with Dr. Mike Barnett.