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How to Write a Song In an Hour -- Musical Self-Expression for Everyone

Everyone can sing, everyone can write music. It's all around us; it's a form of self-expression that we all have inside us, just like verbal communication and language. If we understand music, we can speak it as well. It's only a question of how to structure what's in us, and what tools we can use to express it.

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The class is taught in:English

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