Adult Songwriter’s Workshop


For four Saturdays in October, learn so much about songwriting from three incredibly experienced songwriters. Grammy award winner Jon Carroll kicks off the program with a discussion of the three-act structure in songwriting. Learn to tell a dramatic story with your songs by exploring how rhyming schemes and narrative methods in lyric-writing along with tactical musical arrangements can help elevate your songs to the next level. Then, work with owner Dan Prindle on the nuts and bolts of song structure and how chord progressions can help to create great songs. Wrap up the program with our lead engineer Nate Christy as you learn about how to take the song from idea to reality in the recording studio.

Program Schedule

Saturday, October 5, 2019 through October, July 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM, once a week on Saturdays


October 5: The Three-Act Structure in Songwriting with Grammy Award Winner JON CARROLL.

October 12: An Exploration of Song Forms with Owner DAN PRINDLE.

October 19: Writing Good Chord Progressions with Owner DAN PRINDLE.

October 26: Recording a Great Song in the Studio with Lead Engineer NATE CHRISTY.

Program Details

Adult ensembles are for any students who will be 18 years of age or older by October 1, 2019. Recommended minimum experience is two years of private instruction on an instrument (experience is not required).


$299.00 per student. We have a variety of scholarships and discounts available. If you’re interested in an ensemble, but affordability is an issue, EMAIL US. We are committed to making our programs affordable for everyone to the best of our ability. Discounts are offered periodically throughout the spring. Scholarships are based on need. Songwriter’s workshop is run subject to a minimum enrollment of four students. If this program doesn’t work with your schedule, just give us a call. We’d be happy to look into adding more!

About The Instructor

At age 18, Jon Carroll was a founding member of Starland Vocal Band, recording the #1 Pop hit “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”. The group went on to be nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning two, one for Best New Artist and one for Best Arrangement for Voices. Vocal arranging was one of Jon’s roles in the group. ::READ MORE::

About The Instructor

Nate Christy is a music entrepreneur, producer, engineer composer and performer. He has been running his company, Nate Christy Music, for over ten years. ::READ MORE::

About The Instructor

Dan is an experienced performer and recording artist, having shared the stage and the studio with a diverse collection of commercially and critically successful artists. He began his career with Rane, an award-winning rock ensemble who, in addition to becoming a success in their own right, opened for such acts as The Allman Brothers Band, The Jerry Garcia Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco, Rusted Root, and Santana. ::READ MORE::