Songwriting For Life - With Juliette Reilly
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Songwriting For Life - With Juliette Reilly

Get inspired (at any level!) to pursue your creative passions by writing songs with techniques from a professional!
5.0 (3 ratings)
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Created by Juliette Reilly
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a song on your own and have the confidence to share it.
  • Be able to start to make a living in songwriting or in their creative field
  • Be inspired to keep creating and writing
  • Tactics from some of the most famous songwriters to ever exist
  • Music industry secrets from a famous singer/songwriter and YouTuber
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  • Come to the class knowing some artists/songwriters that inspire you and who you would like to emulate.
  • Pen or pencil/notepad
  • A positive attitude!

Dear Student,

Learn top quality secrets to writing top 40 hit songs in my course! I've had EPs and songs top 10 on iTunes, on the Billboard charts, I have almost 200,000 subscribers on my music YouTube channel, and I won the Songdoor International Songwriting contest. Some of my top influencers in how I write/teach songwriting are: Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Brad Paisley, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Adele, Ed Sheeran and more! 

I use exercises from 3 songwriting books: "Songwriters on Songwriting," "Writing Better Lyrics," and "Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting." I have studied and trained with top industry professionals in Broadway, Jazz, Classical and Pop music and have taught in person lessons with students from all ages and levels. 

This course will take your creative passion to the next level, whatever that may be. You will become an expert songwriter, but more than that, you will be inspired to achieve any and all of your dreams, whatever they are. It's super encouraging. ALSO learn how to MAKE MONEY in music and for your art! Whether you've never written a song before and just want to try something new, or are an experienced songwriter who wants to learn some new tricks, this course is for YOU!

You will be challenged and inspired to write like you never thought you could and I look forward to working with you in the studio! :)



Join our Facebook group to get feedback on your songs, or just meet some super inspiring people: it's called "Songwriting Heals"

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has a passion for songwriting. Preferably, previous musical experience helps but that is NOT a requirement. Also helps if you play an instrument.
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Curriculum For This Course
5 Lectures 39:18

Welcome to your first songwriting lesson! In this video, we'll talk about the basics of song structure and song form, the parts of a song, the importance of free writing, and just learning an overview of songwriting all in 8 short minutes!

Preview 08:33

Free write about anything you want! Then write a phrase summarizing each section of the song!
The Importance of the Free Write
1 question

Do you know the song sections like a BOSS? Okay, show me!

Songwriting 101: Parts of a Song
5 questions

Hey songwriting peeps! You're doing great so far. In this video, we'll talk about the beginning of writing a song. What do you start with, lyrics or melody? How do you sit down and just "write a song"? I'll give you the tools! All you gotta do is watch :)

Preview 05:54

Using the chord progression from this video, give a melody to the lyrics you wrote from the last assignment!
Adding Melody
1 question

Some ideas to get your creative juices flowing! Also some helpful industry tips on how to write for your audience while also writing for yourself! :)

WHO/what do I write about?

Write a letter to someone in your life (even to yourself, to your fear or anxiety, to literally anything lol) and write a song based on it!
Dear ____
1 question

In this lecture, you will learn about the editing process everywhere from editing yourself while writing to post-production.

HOW do I make my songs better?

Get feedback on your song!
Editing Your Songs!
1 question

Show your skillz!

Songwriting 101: Key Tips to Remember
4 questions

Helpful strategies to know when to stop editing and when to publish your songs and how to get your music out there! Hope you've enjoyed the lectures so far :) reach out to me on for more info!!

WHEN is it finished?

How do you know if it's done? Well, if you feel good about it, publish it!
Finishing Your Songs
1 question
About the Instructor
Juliette Reilly
5.0 Average rating
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10 Students
1 Course
Singer/Songwriter and Music Instructor

Juliette Reilly is a recent magna cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College with a major in Music Performance and double minors in English and Creative Writing. She was the music director of the Broadway-based a cappella group on campus, and performed in a wide range of shows such as Jesus Christ, Superstar and Street Scene. She has trained professionally with Broadway vocal coaches Joan Lader, Diane Sutherland and Cheryl Stern. Although her voice is her main instrument, she also plays guitar, piano and ukulele.

Over the last year and a half, she has released original songs and covers on her YouTube channel, which have earned her over 150,000 subscribers and over 5,000,000 channel views. Several of her original songs this year have been featured on Sirius XM, Billboard Heatseekers, iTunes singer/songwriter and overall charts, and Spotify trending charts. She stays very active on her social media sites, where she has almost 300,000 total followers. Her recent song "Hero" won the Songdoor International Songwriting Competition for 2015, and is the current theme song for Project Semicolon, a teen anti-bullying non-profit organization. You can find this song, as well as her debut EP Battle Cry on iTunes and Spotify.

In addition to the digital realm, Juliette has performed at popular gig venues in NJ, PA and NY including The Rockwood Music Hall, The Tin Angel, and The Path Cafe. Well-versed in the music industry, she has worked at Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, the leading Broadway cast album label, and interned at SONY/Columbia Records in the marketing department.

Extremely passionate about all genres of music, Juliette has experience in several realms from songwriting to marketing to production, and of course, vocal technique. She is currently an instructor at the School of Rock in Randolph, NJ and at the Hunterdon Academy of the Arts in Flemington, NJ. She also teaches private lessons in her area in Berkeley Heights, NJ. She believes in the lasting impact of a student's first few experiences in vocal training, and is willing to work with all ages/levels to best meet their individual needs. Juliette is enthusiastic about helping students reach their utmost potential, a great motivator, and is driven to foster a comfortable and inspiring learning environment in her studio.