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Summer Camp Program

Virtual, Interactive Songwriting Lessons 

"Carly Robyn Green, founder, Zippy Toons, provided an engaging and meaningful experience for our Colburn Community students this summer.  She is highly organized, engaging, and she provide[s] a comfortable experience for students to enable them to sing and to share their creativity with others.  We are looking forward to future collaborations!"  
-Susan Cook, Principal,
The Colburn School (Los Angeles, CA)
- Weekly, 1hr. Zoom lessons for 2 weeks
- No instruments or music theory required
- Courses available for Grades 1-12

Where Storytelling Meets Melody

Beginner Program

 (Ages 6-9)

Discover how to tell a story in a real, radio song structure!  
Write a full melody in any genre or style.
Learn rhyme schemes & write a lyric that's personal & fun!

Intermediate Program (Ages 10-14)

Learn how to write compelling, meaningful & poetic lyrics!
Develop catchy, unforgettable melodies.
Write 2 original songs in any genre or style!

Advanced Program (Ages 15-18)

Develop sophisticated & memorable melodies.
Craft lyrics with symbolism, meaning & a unique perspective.
Workshop original songs in any genre or style!

About Zippy Toons

Songwriting cannot be taught in a textbook -

students must learn it by doing it.

With that in mind, Zippy Toons lessons combine developmental & creative exercises that build the foundations of songwriting, beginning with topline writing (lyrics & melody).

After mastering structural basics, students learn how to craft unique titles, write compelling lyrics, compose ear-catching melodies, and ultimately, create chord changes.

Writing and creating at their own paces, students experience the joy of self-expression in a supportive learning environment that fosters team-building and collaboration.  

Zippy Toons proudly has its Child Performer Services Permit license and all instructors undergo fingerprinting and background checks.  All sample songs are G-rated.

Classes are limited to 9 students.  Instrumental, vocal, or music theory training is not required.  All classes are taught via Zoom.

Carly Robyn Green, Founder

Carly Robyn Green is a BMG recording artist/songwriter whose original music has been featured in over 170 TV shows & films, recorded by multi-platinum artists worldwide, and performed on stages all over the world.  

Her collaborators are Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy winning writers, and she has musically trained with top coaches internationally. 

As the founder of Zippy Toons, Green shares her global songwriting techniques with young creators across the globe, at all skill levels.  


Green graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied music & marketing.  She represented Penn at the inter-collegiate Symposium for Curricular Reform and has been interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Penn Gazette for her advocacy of interdisciplinary study.  She has also guest lectured undergraduate & graduate level masterclasses at NYU Steinhardt and The Musician's Institute.

Student Posts

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"United We Fall" (ABC)

FL, Age 7


Recording Artist

CA, Age 8

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NJ, Age 12



"Les Mis," Nat'l Tour

NY, Age 9


"The Lion King," Broadway

NY, Age 11


"Frozen," Broadway

PA, Age 12



NJ, Age 8



CA, Age 12



NJ, Age 9

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NC, Age 8


"Sesame Street," (PBS)

NY, Age 11


NJ, Age 11



MD, Age 14

See our students in action on our Instagram!
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