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Grade 7-12

How to Write a Song: Idea to Lyrics

by Kim Jinhyoung | Music

6 Lessons 34:04
  1. 1. Introduction 1:11
  2. 2. Pick a Topic 5:56
  3. 3. Journey 5:22
  4. 4. Music vs. Lyric First 5:12
  5. 5. Rhyming 10:41
  6. 6. Closing Up 5:42

Grade 7-12


NGSS Standards

About the course

Have you ever wanted to write a dope song? In this course, I go through how to pick a topic, and develop that idea and put it down so it becomes lyrics! Watch this course to find out what are the MUST questions you should be asking yourself when developing your ideas to lyrics.


  • Art
  • Lyrics
  • Music
  • Pop
  • Songs
  • Songwriting
  • Writing


MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program

As a Music Director, I've been teaching kids musical theatre in both private and public schools in New York.

What's up? My name is Kim and a storyteller, composer, and graphic designer! I am from Korea and I graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. I have co-written book, music, and lyrics for TWO NIGHTS AND THREE DAYS (2020 Eugene O’Neill winner).

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