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A notebook open to a blank page with a pen on top of it lays on a guitar.Welcome to the Songwriting Studies program at the UNC Community Music School!

“It’s therapy. It’s fun. It’s creative. I love getting on a big writing binge and staying up a couple days working on song and knowing at the end of those two or three days that I’ve created something that was never in the world before.”

Dolly Parton

Private Songwriting Lessons with Rachel Despard

For beginner-intermediate songwriters. Lessons include popular lyrical structure and chord progressions, healthy pop vocal technique, song feedback and collaboration, and performance practices.

  • Ages: 6 and up. Adults welcome.
  • Class Time: 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons available
  • Tuition: $65 per hour