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Songwriting 101

Songwriting 101 with Dani Gershkoff


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The program runs on Sundays (5:30-7pm) from March 17th to May 5th 2024 at Philly Music Factory (2100 Chestnut St, 2nd Fl). 


Cost is $160 for the 8-week series. 

Program Description 

Unlock the art of songwriting with Songwriting 101, a workshop-style class tailored for beginners. Whether you’re new to music or a seasoned professional, this is your chance to create your own music. In weekly sessions, we will dive into the fundamentals needed to craft a song – including harmony, melody, rhythm, and form. Together we will engage in creative writing exercises designed to generate powerful lyrics and I will teach you how to set your words to music.  


This workshop provides a space for individual and collaborative creation and support for each student to find their unique voice. I will guide you through the songwriting process, teaching components of music that span different genres and encouraging students to explore their musical interests. By the end of the workshop, you will complete an original song and have the opportunity to perform it in front of others if you choose! 


I look forward to creating with you!


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Teaching Artist:
Dani Gershkoff

Danielle Gershkoff is a performer, flautist and singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia and has been an active member of the music community for over a decade. With a background in poetry and creative writing, her compositions combine storytelling and collage, and draw from her roots in folk music and R&B. Dani has performed at music festivals such as South X Southwest, Firefly, XPoNential Music Festival, and has opened for legendary acts such as Questlove and Talib Kweli. Her most notable work is as a flautist and vocalist in the 9-piece hip hop collective Hardwork Movement®. She has studied classical and jazz flute under the tutelage of Chris Farr at the University of the Arts, Mimi Stillman and Mark Allen at Temple University, and Hadar Noiberg out of New York City. Her newest musical project, Dani & Joe, is a collaboration with drummer/songwriter Joe Perullo and their first single, “All For You,” is now out on all streaming platforms. As an educator, Dani is passionate about giving people of all ages the tools for self-expression and collaboration.

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