Thank you for joining the Songwriting Workshop:
Music Theory Basics!
Please see the information below for details on getting the most out of this course and next steps.
Songwriting Workshop Basics Portal
This is the url where all of the video recordings and materials can be found - you'll want to bookmark this page for frequent reference:
Dates and Times
The following dates are when the lessons will be uploaded to the "Songshop Basics" page:
• Monday, March 4
• Monday, March 11
• Monday, March 18
• Monday, March 25
• Monday, April 1
• Monday, April 8
These are the times the live Q&A sessions will occur (all times are -0600 Saskatchewan time):
• Saturday, March 9
• Saturday, March 16
• Saturday, March 23
• Saturday, March 30
• Saturday, April 6
• Saturday, April 13
Live Q&A sessions on Zoom
Zoom is the app that we'll be using for all of the live Q&A sessions. It's available to use for free on desktop computers, tablets and other mobile devices, on Android and iOS.
Here's the link to register for all of the Q&A sessions:
You only have to register once. Upon registering you'll be sent information on how to join the live call. A reminder email will be sent out an hour before each live session.
Materials and Lesson Plans
To download, print and access all materials and lesson plans, please go to the main portal: www.pianotv.net/songshopbasics/.
You can watch the lessons at your leisure when they're uploaded each Monday (we're aiming for the mornings).
All you'll need on hand are your sheet music/songwriting pages (printed so that you can write on the pages), homework pages, something to write with, and a device to view the lessons on. A small binder or duotang would be a nice addition as well to keep things organized. You can choose to print the answer key if you'd like as well.
For the duration of the course (6 weeks), the average amount of weekly practice/homework expected is between 2-3 hours (20-30m/day). This is for the average student - some will need more time, others less. If you're unable to devote that much time to piano practice, expect that it just might take you a little longer than 6 weeks to finish the workshop.
I hope you're looking forward to it - get ready to have fun and write lots.
(Check your spam folders for confirmation emails/log-in info!)