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9 hours of songwriting instruction over Zoom, led by some of America's premiere touring songwriters
At least 6 hours of small Song Circles over Zoom
Connecting with other aspiring musicians all weekend long
An opportunity to perform a song live in a professional online setting (broadcast on Ellis Paul’s social media channels)
Friday May 28:
7:00-8:00 pm: Welcome Party
Saturday May 29 & Sunday May 30 & Monday May 31:
11:00 am-12:00 noon: All-Group Songwriting Class (Led by Ellis)
12:00-1:00 pm: LUNCH / SOCIAL TIME
1:00-2:00 pm: Small Group Songwriting Class
2:00-2:30 pm: BREAK
2:30-3:30 pm: Small Group Songwriting Class
3:30-4:00 pm: BREAK
4:00-5:00 pm: Song Circles - 10 Students max per Breakout Room (Instructors pop in to listen)
6:00-7:00 pm: DINNER / SOCIAL TIME
7:00-10:00 pm: Public Student Concert
NESR Online: $300
NESR Online, plus Mentoring*: $400
(*Mentoring: One 60-minute songwriting mentoring session, one-on-one, with Ellis Paul—or perhaps a different Instructor—to take place after NESR Online, in June-August 2021)
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Q: What if I'm brand new to songwriting?
A: No problem—we'd love to have you! Students' experience ranges from never having written a song to having written many dozens. All are welcome and encouraged.
Q: What if I'm brand new to playing guitar?
A: Again, no problem—we'd love to have you! Most Students do play guitar, and experience ranges from true beginner to advanced. All are welcome and encouraged.
Q: What if piano is my main instrument?
A: No problem—we'd love to have you! A handful of Students (maybe 10%) play piano instead of guitar.
Q: What if I don't play an instrument at all?
A: The great majority of Students do play at least a bit of guitar, and it's a very helpful tool for songwriting. That said, of course it's possible to write songs without an instrument in hand, so we'd love to have you.
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