Online Academy:

Songwriting

Instructor: 

Adriel Ayala

Musician/Producer/Music Educator

> Instructor Profile

Adryelle is a professional songwriter and producer originally from Baltimore, MD, now living in Southern California. Adryelle’s music blends lo-fi electronic with acoustic vibes and dreamlike retro soundscapes, like walking down folky wooded pine forests
with a nostalgic 80's twist.
She has written music for commercials that were aired on BET and Home & Family, and has also worked with various producers, non-profits, ministries, rehab homes and the Los Angeles jail. She has toured the country performing in cafes, bars, churches and various music venues. Adryelle also teaches songwriting classes, as well as private guitar, piano, and ukulele lessons through Soundbird Music, a music education and audio production business that she and her husband own. In her free time she likes to create visual art, surf, or be traveling.

> Course Description:

Songwriting is storytelling through music. In this course we are going to learn the different elements of a song, song structure and how to find ideas for songs. We will learn how to write a song on different instruments and how we can turn our ideas into lyrics.

> This Academy Meets on:

・Tuesday, July 13
・Thursday, July 15
・Friday, July 16

> How to Prepare for this Academy:

Please bring your own notebooks and a pen/pencil

> Lesson Plan:

Day 1
● Elements of a song
● Breakdown of melody, harmony, rhythm and lyrics
● Where do Ideas come from?
● How to find ideas
● Storytelling

Day 2
● Review of Day 1 (for those who could not attend)
● Songwriting for different instruments
● How to start a song
● Structure
● Story ideas
● Writing Prompts
● Share our ideas

Day 3
● Review of last 2 days
● More writing prompts
● Sharing writing prompts
● Inspiration

> This academy is for:

> Instructor’s Links: 

Age 10 or older

1. Website: www.adryelle.com, www.soundbirdmusic.net
2. IG: @adryelle