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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.

Brian Funk Ableton Live Tutorial: Making Drums that Don't Sound Robotic

Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk (AKA AfroDJMac) demonstrates how to make an electronic beat that feels more human.

Brad Hatfield and Gaye Tolan Hatfield Nominated for Daytime Emmy

Congratulations to Brad Hatfield and Gaye Tolan Hatfield on their Daytime Emmy nomination for their work on the long-running soap opera, The Young and the Restless!

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 Your Songwriting Team

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

Neil Diercks Receives Distinguished Faculty Award

Our very own Neil Diercks recently received a Berklee College of Music Distinguished Faculty Award.

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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.

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What to Prioritize in Your Music Career

Berklee Online songwriting instructor Andrea Stolpe discusses using your time wisely and making sacrifices to further your music career.

Student Spotlight: Matt Chirichillo

In between tour commitments with former Eagles members Joe Walsh and Don Henley, Matt works on coursework for his Artist Management class.