Berklee Online presents

5-Minute Lyric Writing Tips for Creating Better Songs

Sometimes, songwriting can feel like pushing a boulder uphill. But songwriting tools help us work through difficult songs or plateaus in our writing.


Tips for Writing Big Message Songs

There are two topics they say never to bring up with your inlaws – religion and politics. Funny enough, those same topics carry some baggage for songwriters, too, though not for the same reasons.

Becoming Unique as a Songwriter

What many artists don’t realize is that originality is not planned, but the product of fervent exploration leading to happy accidents.

Two people collaborate writing a song.

How to Find a Music Collaborator

Berklee Online songwriting instructor Andrea Stolpe talks about finding a collaborator as a songwriter and what they can bring to your music.

Small Moments Write the Song

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

Man standing on top of a mountain observing the view and deep in thought about writing song lyrics.

How to Write Song Lyrics

Learn how to write song lyrics for the first time with these five steps from singer and multiplatinum songwriter Andrea Stolpe at Berklee Online.

How to Get Better Feedback On Your Songs

Berklee Online songwriting instructor Andrea Stolpe offers six tips for getting better feedback on your songs as a songwriter.

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.