Write Songs that Resonate: Level Up Your Songwriting Skills and Connect with Listeners

Transform your songs!

Are you struggling to write lyrics that truly resonate with your audience? Do you want to learn how to write powerful, emotional songs that make sense? Look no further than this online course! Our expert-led course will give you a step-by-step process for writing verses, choruses, and bridges that connect with listeners. You'll study songs by legendary songwriters like Taylor Swift, Jason Isbell, and James Taylor to put listeners into the song. With new exercises and video lessons each week over 5 weeks, you'll be able to write more powerful songs faster. Plus, you'll have ongoing access to the lessons and online exercises and can interact with the instructor. And with our special discount code, TWENTYOFF, you can save $20 today! Don't wait - enroll now and take your songwriting to the next level.

How to Use This Course

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Course curriculum

    1. Every Song Starts with Questions

    2. Songwriting is Like Journalism

    3. The Inverted Pyramid

    4. Listeners Want to Feel Songs, Not Think Them

    1. Strong First Verses with 5 Questions

    2. 5 Question Verse Process Demonstration

    3. Hit Song Verse: Question Example

    4. About the Writing Exercises:

    5. Week 1: Writing Exercise 1

    6. Week 1: Writing Exercise 2

    7. Week 1: Writing Exercise 3

    8. Week 1: Writing Exercise 4

    9. Wrap Up of Week 1

    1. What Common Questions do Choruses Usually Answer?

    2. Writing a Chorus with Questions Demonstration

    3. Week 2: Writing Exercise 1

    4. Week 2: Writing Exercise 2

    5. Week 2: Writing Exercise 3

    6. Week 2: Writing Exercise 4

    7. Week 2 Wrap Up

    1. Advancing the WHO WHEN and WHERE in Verse 2

    2. Verse 2 Writing Demonstration

    3. Week 3: Writing Exercise 1

    4. Week 3: Writing Exercise 2

    5. Week 3: Writing Exercise 3

    6. Week 3: Writing Exercise 4

    7. Week 3: Writing Exercise 5

    8. Week 3: Wrap Up

    1. Spotting Patterns in Effective or Hit Songs

    2. Week 4: Writing Exercise 1

    3. Week 4: Writing Exercise 2

    4. Week 4: Writing Exercise 3

    5. Week 4: Writing Exercise 4

    6. Week 4: Writing Exercise 5

    7. Week 4: Wrap Up

About this course

  • $75.00
  • 48 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content
  • Self-Guided with New Lessons Each Week for 5 Weeks
  • Complete Songwriting Exercises Each Week


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.


  • What will I learn in this course?

    This course is designed to help you write stronger lyrics in your songs. Each lesson is designed to give you the concepts and applications in an easy to understand way. You will see live writing demonstrations, and complete your own writing assignments.

  • How long is the course?

    The course is designed to open up a Chapter each week for 5 weeks. Each week you will watch video lessons and then do your own writing exercises. The writing exercises are designed to give you practice each day. You can work at your own pace, though. No pressure on completing everything on time. It is just important to do the work.

  • How long will I have access to the material?

    Once you enroll, your access never expires.

  • Can I interact with other students?

    Yes! Your assignments will have links to open discussions and you will also be registered into the At-Home Songwriting Online Community. You can share ideas, songs, and get feedback.

  • How much is the course?

    The course is $75.00

  • How do I get the most from this course?

    The best way to take this course is to take notes during the video presentations, and complete all of the writing exercises. The writing exercises will give you real-time practice using the concepts and techniques.

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