Songwriting 101 is a elective course designed to provide a safe and structured environment that inspires creative thinking and authentic outward expression.
2020 is a unique year considering the health crisis, civil unrest, etc. This year we are using this time to learn more about what we all think about our world around us and incorporate it in our music content. This year we are also focusing on creating content by recording music and learning about the rights associated with writing and recording a song. All participants will have an opportunity to record and perform their own music.
Watch Mr. Rollin perform
Rollin, professional singer/songwriter, educator, mentor and audio engineer, is a native of the greater Columbus area and graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School. He is the founder of the Columbus Chicken and Beer Festival, co-founder and singer/songwriter for the national band Mistar Anderson, and founder of the local music initiative "The Break" (longest running free style hip-hop open-mic night in Columbus, Ohio). He is also a member and/or advocate of various non-profit organizations dedicated to community music development.
Mr. Rollin, former instructor at Directions for Youth and Family Services, currently serves as the songwriting instructor at Franklinton High School. For the past 15 years, he has been writing music professionally and empowering youth by encouraging the use of positive and creative outward expression as a tool to increase socialization skills, academic success, and to overcome behavioral and emotional challenges. His passion for improving community by inspiring individual works of freedom makes him a great leader and role model for today's youth.
Feel free to contact me with any question you may have about the program or any opportunities you have in mind for our students.
Phone: 614.427.1012 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org