Songwriting Workshops (Ages 8+)

Learn how to write your own music in these online workshops and get tips and tricks from experienced songwriters!

Songwriting Workshops in Folsom

Bach to Rock® songwriting workshops are packed with tips and instruction for up-and-coming composers and hitmakers-in-training!

Each 1-hour workshop includes 45 minutes of instruction, led by an experienced songwriter. This is followed by 15 minutes of Q&A time, giving students the chance to ask questions about the material.

Our online workshops are hosted over Zoom, so students can take part in workshops from the comfort of home.

Online Songwriting Workshops

Songwriting: Analyzing Sounds in Today’s Music

Today, musicians can explore a remarkable array of genres. This songwriting workshop will help you identify and analyze the sounds of each genre, so you can use these sounds in your own work.

Learn how to identify different types of synths, audio effects, and recording techniques. Then, discover why these sounds are so effective and the role they can play in your music.

Songwriting: Pop Song Music Theory Crash Course

When it comes to composition and music theory, the fundamentals of pop music are surprisingly simple! By mastering basic patterns and progressions, you can learn the secrets behind your favorite songs.

In this workshop on pop music theory, we analyze the chords, instruments, melodies and song forms of recent hits. Then, we show you how to apply these techniques to your own songs!

Songwriting: Melody & Harmony

What makes a melody catchy? What range of notes should I use? How do I write harmonies? You’ll find the answers in this songwriting workshop!

Learn how to create a solid melody and balanced harmony. We teach the basics of voice leading, as well as the role that different melodies play for each section of the song. We will also explain how to add simple harmonies and give your song depth.

Songwriting: Complete Songwriting Formula

In this songwriting workshop, you’ll learn about our signature formula for constructing a well-written song. We’ll break down the individual elements of a song, including topic and lyrics, chord progressions and melody, the song form, arrangement and production quality. At the same time, we’ll explain the role of each component in songwriting.

Songwriting: Getting Ready to Record

After you’ve written a hit song, it still needs to be recorded. This workshop will focus on how to make the most of your time in the recording studio! We’ll show you how to prepare for recording, how to arrange different instruments, and how to achieve high-quality tracks in as few takes as possible.

Sign Up for Online Songwriting Workshops!

Ready to unlock the secrets of writing hit music? Students can sign up for our songwriting workshops online or by calling Bach to Rock and registering over the phone.

Students will need a computer, tablet, or phone compatible with Zoom to take part in workshops. Q&A sessions will use Zoom’s chat functionality. Students will not need audio or video for workshops.

Sign up for songwriting workshops today! Register online or call Bach to Rock for more information about upcoming workshops.

Available Workshops

Bach to Rock offers lessons, camps, and parties for all ages and skill levels. Explore available programs below and sign up online!

Piano Lessons

Learn to play piano or keyboard & master songs by your favorite artists, like Beethoven, Coldplay & Sara Bareilles!

Guitar Lessons

Learn to play acoustic or electric guitar & master songs by your favorite artists, like Led Zeppelin, Paramore & Imagine Dragons!

Bass Lessons

Learn to play bass guitar & master songs by your favorite artists, like Deep Purple, the White Stripes & Bob Marley!

Ukulele Lessons

Learn to play ukulele & master songs by your favorite artists, like Colbie Caillat, Twenty One Pilots & Taylor Swift!

Drum Lessons

Learn to play the drums & master songs by your favorite artists, like Foo Fighters, Queen & Arctic Monkeys!

Voice Lessons

Learn to sing & master songs by your favorite artists, including Meghan Trainor, Stevie Wonder & Bruno Mars!

Brass Lessons

Find private or semi-private lessons for brass instruments like the trumpet, trombone, tuba & baritone!

String Lessons

Find private or semi-private lessons for string instruments, like the violin, viola, cello & double-bass!

Woodwind Lessons

Find private or semi-private lessons for string instruments, like the saxophone, flute, clarinet & oboe!

Join a Band

Unleash your talents in a Bach to Rock band! Jam with peers, learn from music pros, & perform at live events!

Glee Club

Grab the spotlight in Glee Club! Sing with peers, learn hit songs & take the stage at live performances!

Piano 101

Learn piano fundamentals in this beginner-friendly class! Piano 101 is a great entry point for new piano students.

Guitar 101

Master the basics of playing guitar in this class for beginners! Guitar 101 is a great entry point for new guitar students.

Ukulele 101

Discover your talents with the ukulele in this class for beginner students! Ukulele 101 is a great entry point for new ukulele players.

Drums 101

Get started with drumming in this group class for new students! Drums 101 is a great entry point for first-time drummers.

Voice 101

Find your voice in this beginner-friendly class for young vocalists! Voice 101 is a great entry point for new voice students.

Songwriting 101

Uncover the secrets of composing music & writing hit songs in this group class for aspiring songwriters!

Rock n Roll

Our Rock n Roll classes for babies & toddlers are a fun introduction to music! Classes available for ages 1-3.

Rock City

The Rock City music program teaches musical concepts through story & play! Classes available for ages 3-5.

Kids n Keys

Kids n Keys introduces kids to playing piano & keyboard in a fun, social setting! Classes available for ages 5-7.

Fun with Music

Fun with Music gives kids a chance to try out instruments like guitar, piano & drums! Classes available for ages 6-7.

Beat Making 101

Learn the basics of music production software in this class for beginner DJs and producers!

Songwriting Workshops

Learn about pop music theory, melody/harmony & how to record songs in our online songwriting workshops.

Music Production Workshops

Get tips & tricks about popular music making software in our online music production workshops.

DJ Workshops

Discover how leading DJs organize tracks, deploy scratches & use samples in sets in our online DJ workshops.

Analyzing Sounds Workshop

Learn how to analyze sounds in modern music across a wide range of genres & build these sounds into your songs.

Pop Music Theory Workshop

Take a crash course in pop music theory & learn the suprisingly simple tricks behind composing hit songs.

Melody & Harmony Workshop

Discover how to create catchy melodies & balanced harmonies when writing your own music.

Songwriting Formula Workshop

Get the secret to writing great music, with a formula that covers all of the individual elements of hit songs.

Getting Ready to Record Workshop

Find out how to achieve high-quality sound & make the most of your time in the recording studio.

Software Workshop

Explore the pros & cons of popular music production programs, including Pro Tools, Ableton & Bandlab.

GarageBand Workshop

Take a crash course in GarageBand, one of the most popular free programs for music production.

BandLab Workshop

Introduce yourself to BandLab for Education, a free online program for producing your own music.

Microphone Workshop

Discover how to choose the right microphones & place them correctly to achieve high-quality sound.

Audio Effects Workshop

Learn how audio effects can change the feel of your tracks & when to use different techniques.

Sampling Workshop

Get tips on how to build samples into your sets, plus ideas on where to source your samples.

Livestreaming Workshop

Discover how to build an online audience & how to choose the right platforms for livestreaming your sets.

Scratching Workshop

Find out how to tastefully build scratches into your mixes & how to use the scratching tools in Serato DJ Pro.

Tools of the Trade Workshop

Build a bullet-proof system for organizing your tracks & find out how top DJs manage their own collections.

Rock City Camp

Rock City World Tour camp introduces young campers to music through play, story, and instrument exploration!

Rock Band Camp

Join a band, play hit songs, and get coaching from pro musicians in Rock Band Camp!

Glee Club Camp

Grab the spotlight, sing hit songs, and get coaching from pro vocalists in Glee Club Camp!

Record a Demo Camp

Build a press kit, get coaching from industry pros, and record a demo for your band in this camp for future rock stars!

Beat Making Camp

Learn how to build your own beats, mix your own tracks, and develop a one-of-a-kind sound in beat Making Camp!

Recording Arts Camp

Step behind the scenes in Recording Arts Camp and discover how to record, mix, and master pro-quality tracks!

Online Camps

Bach to Rock’s online music camps are perfect for students who want to attend music camp from home!

Rock City Camp

Rock City World Tour camp introduces young campers to music through play, story, and instrument exploration!

Fun with Music Camp

Fun with Music camp gives kids a chance to explore instruments like guitar, piano & drums!

Piano for Beginners Camp

Piano for Beginners Camp is a perfect introduction to the world of piano and keyboard for first-time music students.

Guitar for Beginners Camp

In our Guitar for Beginners Camp, students learn the basics of playing the guitar from expert teachers.

Ukulele for Beginners Camp

Want to learn how to play the ukulele? Learn basic skills and start playing your first son in Ukulele for Beginners Camp.

Drums for Beginners Camp

Drums for Beginners Camp teaches students the core skills they need for drumming, even if its their first time behind a kit.

Voice for Beginners Camp

Anyone can learn to sing in Voice for Beginners Camp! Unlock your vocal talents with help from our singing coaches.

Intro to DJing Camp

Learn how to DJ using state-of-the-art software like Serato DJ Pro in our Intro to DJing Camp.

Songwriting Camp

Unlock the secret to writing hit music in our Songwriting Camp! No prior musical experience required!

Beat Making Camp

Learn how to build your own beats, mix your own tracks, and develop a one-of-a-kind sound in Beat Making Camp!

Band Promo 101 Camp

Create your band's first music video and get tips on how to promote your band in our Band Promo 101 Camp!

Rock City Birthday Party

Our Rock City Birthday Party is perfect for kids 4-6 years old who love music, exploration, and creativity!

Karaoke Birthday Party

In our Karaoke Birthday Party for ages 6+, partygoers get to sing one of their favorite songs and record in a pro studio!

Rock Birthday Party

Our Rock Birthday Party for ages 7+ gives partygoers the chance to perform in a real rock band!

Corporate Parties

Book a "Bach on the Rocks" party package for your next corporate event and unleash your inner rock star!

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Why Choose Us

The Bach to Rock Method

At Bach to Rock, we know that students learn music more quickly when they’re having fun! Our step-by-step curriculum keeps students engaged and rewards achievement at each level. Students get to choose which songs they play, learn from music pros, and perform with peers at live events!

Music Made Fun!

At Bach to Rock, students choose which songs and genres they want to play, making lessons more fun!

Band & Glee Programs

Through our Band and Glee Club programs, students get to play music with peers, a key skill for growing musicians!

Live Performances

Bach to Rock gives students the chance to perform live at local music venues, helping students build confidence on stage!

One-on-One Lessons

In private music lessons, our students learn one-on-one from some of the most talented music educators in the area.

Early Childhood Classes

Music is valuable for early childhood development! We offer programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary students.

Wall of Fame

Standout Students & Future Stars

Discover talented students at Bach to Rock! Our Wall of Fame includes featured students and bands, as well as winners from events like Battle of the Bands.

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