A Message from Marcy Heisler
Hello and many thanks for checking out my workshop page! It’s been a privilege
to take my ongoing lyric workshop online, allowing me to share it with so many of
you from so many different places. My natural bent is to be an “in-person”
person, but I’m doing my best to get up to speed with this new form of
communication and learning.
Here’s what I can tell you about the workshop… the course is designed to be
freeform, with the goal of providing broad-based exposure to many aspects of
professional lyric writing, including (and especially) on-the-fly creative
blockbusting. While there certainly will be elements of form discussion and
topical lectures, the true purpose of these workshops is in-class development of
creative work, both individually and collaboratively. All levels of experience are
welcome, and students can join anytime. The exercises often touch upon
surprises, joys and creative challenges I have experienced in my own 30+ years
of professional lyric writing.
As a rule, ALL sessions include:
1) 2.5 to 3 hour session format (depending on class size);
2) An in-class, creative blockbusting exercise;
3) An optional homework assignment applicable to either existing work or the
work engendered in class exercises
Class sizes are small, usually between 3-14 students. As I put more sessions
together, I might have some larger classes. As a rule, standard sessions will
have a maximum size of 12 participating, with perhaps a few more auditing and
listening. Classes with less than 3 students signed up are subject to reschedule.
Sessions are currently scheduled to take place via Zoom, at the times indicated
WORKSHOP 1 - CONTINUING (a few spaces available)
Tuesdays, 6-8:30 (sometimes 9) PM EST
Wednesdays, 9:30 -11:30 AM EST
WORKSHOP 2 - CONTINUING (a few spaces available)
Thursdays, 4-6:30 (sometimes 7) PM EST
Should interest warrant, more times/sessions will be added. Please watch this
space for updates.
For pricing and further information, or to go ahead and reserve a spot in a class,
please consult the payments page and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information can also be found on the Marcy Heisler Lyric Workshops Facebook Page.
Many thanks, and all the best to you and yours –