Become a Better Songwriter

At-Home Songwriting can help.

At-Home Songwriting online courses are designed for aspiring and established songwriters who want to elevate their songwriting skills and tap into their full potential. In these courses, you will learn about the latest techniques and approaches to writing memorable melodies, powerful lyrics, and engaging chord progressions. With a focus on practical exercises, hands-on experience, and in-depth analysis of hit songs, you'll gain the confidence and knowledge to take your songwriting to the next level. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your writing and write your best songs yet. Sign up for the Free Community, or Enroll in our online courses. We also offer Email Song Critiques and Personal 1:1 Songwriting Coaching!

Ways to Learn with Chad Shank and At-Home Songwriting:

Learn Powerful Songwriting Tools and Techniques Online

Our courses are designed specifically for passionate writers and musicians like you who love writing songs and are eager to improve. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your skills, our expert instruction will help you write better, stronger, and more meaningful songs that connect with your audience. Don't wait any longer to unleash your full songwriting potential - enroll today and start writing your best songs yet!

  • Write songs that people want to share and remember

  • Discover processes and tools that you can use over and over

  • Learn to communicate emotions and ideas effectively and confidently

Your Course Instructor

Chad Shank

Songwriting Instructor

Chad Shank is an accomplished songwriter, music producer, and instructor with over 30 years of experience in the music industry. In addition to At-Home Songwriting, Chad teaches lyric writing with Berklee College of Music Online. His passion for music has led him to write thousands of songs and work with various artists and songwriters in different genres including pop, country, dance, and hip-hop. Chad has a Certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music and a diploma in Audio Engineering from The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH. With over 7 years of experience working in commercial radio and operating his own independent record label, Chad has gained extensive knowledge in the music industry. For over a decade, Chad has been sharing his expertise in songwriting by teaching online and in community education programs. He has also served as Education Director for the Minnesota Association of Songwriters, where he has developed and organized songwriting workshops, lectures, and seminars. In 2021, Chad started his own YouTube Channel, At-Home Songwriting, where he shares tips, insights, and tutorials on the craft of songwriting. He leads monthly workshops online with other songwriters, encouraging them to develop their skills and achieve their goals. Chad's songs have been licensed and featured in TV shows on networks such as HBO, MTV, WE, Fox Business, and Discovery. He has released over 300 of his songs online on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube, reaching a global audience. As a dedicated and passionate instructor, Chad is committed to helping aspiring songwriters unlock their creative potential and achieve their dreams in the music industry.


  • Who are these courses for?

    These courses were created for independent songwriters that want to write better songs. The courses were created by a fellow songwriter that understands the desire to write better songs.

  • What if I only write lyrics?

    While the courses cover writing music at times, much of the content is focused on lyric writing. Songs are made up of Lyrics, Melodies, and Chords. We will explore all, with heavy focus on lyrics. You will learn a lot about the craft of lyric writing.

  • Are there assignments and projects to complete?

    Each course is designed to approach each chapter from 3 angles. 1. The Concept 2. Real-world Demonstration 3. Writing Exercises. You will have an opportunity to complete the exercises for the course, and you can use them to finish full songs.

  • Will I be able to get my work reviewed?

    Once you are registered you will have access to our full Online Community where you can get peer to peer feedback and reviews. The Instructor will also check in on submissions and provide feedback where possible. Feedback is a great way to learn.

  • Will you teach me how to make money with my songs?

    No. These courses are all designed to help you learn the tools and techniques to write better songs. It is about becoming a better songwriter, not a better networker, or promoter. If your songs aren't good, none of the marketing stuff matters. Also, there are plenty of places to learn that online. Let's write!

  • Will you help me with Writer's Block?

    Yes! Writer's Block is usually caused by anxiety and fear caused by not knowing what to do next. Our inner critic gets a little too bold, and we get stuck. These courses will give you tools that you can use to write when the dreaded Block sets in.

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