Would you like to create meaningful songs about the things that really matter to you?
Did you know that you have a unique voice and perspective and that the world needs the songs that only you can write?
In this course, you will learn how to identify what is meaningful and important to you and put it into a song.
There is a lot of information out there that emphasizes commercial songwriting, which is about writing a hit song. While it can be important and valuable to learn these skills, this course takes a different approach and teaches you how to develop and express your own voice. Whether your goal is personal or commercial songwriting, this will only help you grow stronger as a songwriter.
This course includes a number of exercises to help you determine the things that are meaningful to you so that you can generate a master list of meaningful song ideas. You’ll learn the Six Brainstorming Techniques to help access these ideas.
Please note that this is not a course that focuses on the fundamentals of how to write a song. While we’ll briefly look at song structure and the parts of the song, the emphasis will be on how to create and maintain meaning throughout the songwriting process.
There will be a number of songwriting resources if you are interested in furthering your study of songwriting.
You’ll also have the opportunity to share the meaningful song that you write in this course with the group.
There will be examples of songs sprinkled throughout the course that help demonstrate how to express meaning through song.
Mostly, you will learn that by expressing your story and original voice, you have the power to change the world, one song at a time,
Come and join us for Meaningful Songwriting!
How to sign up:
Simply click the green “Take this course” button on the top right-hand side of this page to start learning how to write meaningful songs.
This course is available on-demand – which means you can access it anytime.
This course is 100% refundable for the first thirty days if for some reason you are not satisfied (and please let me know if you aren't - I am always open to feedback.)
You will have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions – either within the group or through a message.
- An interest in songwriting.
- Either a paper and pen or computer document for brainstorming and making a list of meaningful song ideas.
- Optional: an instrument for writing songs, if you use one.
- A way to record a song you write: phone, computer etc.
- But mostly, an interest in studying personal meaning in songwriting.
- Identify what is meaningful to you and put it into a song.
- Express your authentic voice through songwriting.
- Understand how a song has the power to change the world.
- Understand what makes a good and effective song.
- Understand what purpose a song can serve.
- Learn the difference between commercial and personal songwriting and why it’s important to learn both.
- Discover six brainstorming techniques to help generate meaningful song ideas.
- Have a better understanding of who you are in order to access more personal songwriting ideas.
- Identify any places that may inspire meaningful song ideas.
- Identify and be able to learn from your songwriting heroes.
- Identify your favorite songs and how you can learn from them.
- Understand how your life experiences have shaped you and can provide unique songwriting ideas.
- Have a better understanding of the things that move you so that you can put this into your songs.
- Understand why you want to write songs.
- Have a better awareness of the topics that you find meaningful.
- Identify what you would do if you could change the world and be able to express this through song.
- Generate a master list of meaningful song ideas.
- Have a general understanding of song structure and how to maintain meaning in this structure.
- Understand the different parts of a song and how to apply meaning to them.
- Understand how to keep the entire songwriting process meaningful: from first draft, though editing and polishing, receiving feedback, and possible co-writing.
- Identify ways to continue to develop your own songwriting voice.
- Understand how to share your song with the world.
- Be able to share your meaningful song with the group.
- Have a list of songwriting resources for further study.
LAUREN LAPOINTE is a nationally-touring singer-songwriter who had no idea that she was creative until well into adulthood. Following her instincts, she left her cushy office job and business degree behind to follow a creative way of life and never looked back. She has since released three critically acclaimed CDs, played at the nation’s top listening rooms, and received international radioplay. In addition to her music, she teaches yoga and meditation and inspires and leads others with her Creativity Coaching practice. She has conducted workshops and seminars in creativity and enjoys working one-on-one and in groups to help people realize and follow their dreams and live creative and fulfilling lives. Although she grew up in Canada she now lives in Savannah, Georgia in the Southeastern USA with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats. Chocolate is usually nearby.
“Lauren worked with me last year on my creative process and I can tell you she really gets this stuff. Her help gave a real boost to my creativity. If you are looking for help in increasing your creativity you should take this course.” – Ian Murray, Photographer
“Thanks to Lauren, I have most of the first draft of a book I had been saying I was writing for years, but had never sat down to write before.” – Amber Hadigan, Writer
“She is wonderful to work with and is helping me expand my creativity in ways I had not imagined.”– Andrew Getch, songwriter and painter
“I highly recommend Lauren’s creativity coaching. I LOVE having a cheerleader who helps me stay focused.” – Sarah Starkey, musician
YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHING: Lauren Lapointe is a certified 500-hour professional Kripalu yoga teacher who also holds certifications in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and in teaching meditation. She is known for her joyful and heart-centered approach to yoga and strongly believes that yoga is available to everyone – all bodies and fitness levels –and is not just a physical practice but a mindful and compassionate way of life. Her classes emphasize the mind/body connection through the breath and encourage self-reflection and acceptance.
“Lauren’s dedication and love of the practice moves and motivates all who take her yoga classes.” Betsy Freeman
"When Lauren Lapointe introduced me to her gentle but challenging yoga teachings, I knew I had finally found a yoga teacher that understood not only my individual needs and challenges on the mat, but each and every student’s in the class as well. The gentle but energetic practice Lauren leads us through in class is always stimulating for not only the body but the mind as well. She reminds us to come back to the breath while we seek our own personal edge throughout the practice. Under Lauren’s instruction, I can not imagine a day without some form of yoga practice, even if it’s a 2-minute time out to remind myself to come back to the breath while I let my mind still, regroup, and meet life’s daily challenges again. Regardless of where you are in your yoga journey, beginner or life long enthusiast, Lauren will enhance your yoga practice and inspire you over and over again to return to the mat." - Nancy Alford-Gill
"I highly recommend starting any employee retreat or training program with Lauren's yoga session. The employees were able to completely relax and prepare their minds for the very busy day. Lauren's voice is soothing and she has the ability to get anyone to a relaxed state of mind." - Lesley Hanak, Vice President for Human Resources, Savannah College of Art and Design
“Lauren brings a balance of energy and calm, of yin and yang to the mat. Her Yin-Yang Yoga workshop at Dancing Dogs Yoga was an amazing, insightful, and mindful practice. We will invite her back soon!” - Shelley Lowther, owner Dancing Dogs Yoga, Savannah GA