Matt Meighan

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Song Forms for Songwriters

We'll explore the variety and history of song forms used in folk, blues, country and pop music, look at the function of various song parts - verse, chorus, bridge, refrain, etc. - and experiment with using new forms in our own songs.

Each week we will explore a different form and look at examples in historical context. Participants will come away with a deepened understanding of song forms and a variety of forms to use in writing their own songs. $120

Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm PST - January 5 - February 9 (6 weeks)

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Songwriting as Truth-Telling

This class is dedicated to each writer finding their own unique voice and sharing their unique perspective. We'll write, share and listen to songs and explore songwriting as human communication and connection. An inspiring, non-judgmental space in which to deepen songwriting practice. All levels of experience welcome.

Online Classes:

  • Tuesdays, 4-6 pm - January 4 - February 8 (6 weeks)
  • Tuesdays, 7-9 pm - January 4 - February 8 (6 weeks)
  • Wednesdays, 6-8 pm - January 5 - February 9 (6 weeks)

Space limited to 9 participants per class. $160.

All times Pacific.

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About Matt Meighan

Matt Meighan lives in Portland, Oregon where he performs regularly and has taught his weekly Songwriting as Truth-Telling class since 2009. He hosts the annual Hidden River Songwriting Camp on the Long Beach, Washington peninsula each July. Matt studied poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, where he earned an MFA in writing and poetics.