Our Curriculum 

The Peninpad Songwriting 12-week curriculum covers the foundation of songwriting in all the courses and programs. This approach creates a unique opportunity to prepare our participants with the necessary strategies and skills needed to take their songwriting to the next level. Look through our current course offerings below to learn more about the curriculum.

Spring classes begin April 2020

Tuition and Cost:

The full Peninpad program is $800, which includes the 12-week curriculum, 1 song critique, and month access to mentorship.

(This can be paid in full or by recurring payments monthly ($200/mo))  

The Peninpad 12-week curriculum is $480.

(This can be paid in full or by recurring payments monthly ($160/mo))  

At the duration of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion representing your competency in songwriting and the songwriting business knowledge. Those who do not complete the full 12-week course curriculum will not be eligible to receive the certificate of completion. 

If you are interested in enrolling in the curriculum, please apply below.

Lyrics/Words

What is your song saying?

If you’re looking for optimal growth in a short amount of time, this course is perfect for you. This course is to teach the importance of understanding words and lyrics and how it conveys what we intend the listener to know. 

Melody/Music

How is your song singing?

This course is an excellent way for participants to learn a new skill or continue expanding an existing skill. Students will learn how to create melodies that compliment the lyrics. 

The Marriage

How lyrics and music marry together

Our goal is to empower people through the expansion of knowledge. This course is a great way to begin or continue that journey and bring the lyrics and music together/unity. 

The Arrangement

Final Arrangement

This course is a great way to learn how to organize lyrics/melody into a musical arrangement. Students will learn what key or what voices to use. 

The Demo I

What's next for the song?

If you’re looking for the next steps after your song is completed, this course is perfect for you. Students learn about full out production versus simple demo instrumentation. 

The Demo II

How to present my song?

This course is an excellent way for participants to learn how to present their song(s) to potential artists and/or publishers. 

Copyright

Are all of your ducks in a row?

This course is a great way to learn how to protect your song(s) when you are ready to pitch.

To publish or not to publish?

Ready to publish your song?

If you’re looking for guidance with publishing your song, this course is perfect for you. Students learn what publishing is and how it can benefit you as a writer. 

PRO

Do you know your performance rights?

This course is an excellent way for participants to learn about performance rights, what organizations do and who they are. 

Inspiration

What keeps the song coming?

This course is a great way to learn how to come up with topics/subjects to write about and get around "writer's block." 

Final Project

Create your song

After completing all the foundational courses of songwriting, it is now time to write your own song! Prerequisites for this course is the completion of the curriculum courses. 

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