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Grade 7-12

How to Write a Song: Idea to Music

by Kim Jinhyoung | Music FREE

8 Lessons 45:04
  1. 1. Introduction 2:55
  2. 2. Getting Started 2:29
  3. 3. What's the Feeling? 6:43
  4. 4. Make It Flow 9:28
  5. 5. Be Rhythmic 4:34
  6. 6. Hook'em! 15:21
  7. 7. How It Sounds 1:34
  8. 8. Closing Up 2:00

Grade 7-12




NGSS Standards



About the course

It's time to make your ideas ring and sing! Creating music is not that difficult as long as you are being very intentional. What are the questions that you should be asking yourself, and what are the tools to help you shape your melodies? How can you better approach when it comes to finding the right chord progressions? Let's find out!


  • Art
  • Chords
  • Melody
  • Music
  • Pop
  • Rhythm
  • Songs
  • Songwriting


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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