Berklee Online presents

How to Find a Collaborator

There are a lot of reasons why finding collaborators is difficult.


Small Moments Write the Song

If you’ve been writing songs very long, you may have heard how important “imagery” can be in songwriting.

5 Steps to Start Writing Lyrics

If you’ve never written lyrics before, it can be overwhelming to imagine where to start. From my online students, I often hear how relieving it is to bring structure and tools into the mix

How to Get Better Feedback On Your Songs

A friend of mine recently expressed frustration that she doesn’t get useful feedback on her songs. The kind of feedback she gets is too general

Visceral Language in Poetry and Lyric

On a trip to Boston earlier this year, I enjoyed the ease and convenience of Uber to make my way into Back Bay each morning.

Simple Piano Tips for Songwriters

In my experience working with singer-songwriters, a topic that often emerges is how to use simple and strong instrumental techniques to express our songs.

How to Build A Team

The typical performing songwriter is both the man-power behind and the face in front of a business built from the ground up.

Tools for Finishing More Songs

One of the most frustrating problems we experience as songwriters is difficulty finishing songs. We might get stuck at the chorus, or maybe after the first chorus.

How to Write Songs with Groove

Some genres of music are driven largely by groove. If we are not accustomed to writing with groove in mind, it can be difficult to push our songwriting into this space.

Easy Tools for Better Melodies

I’d like to talk a bit more in detail about melody writing, and specifically, the rhythm of the melody. Simply put, melody is rhythm plus pitch.