ABOUT
Lessons

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.

After mastering structural basics, students learn how to

craft unique titles,  write compelling lyrics, compose ear-catching melodies, and ultimately, create chord changes. 

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

ABOUT

After mastering structural basics, students learn how to

craft ear-catching titles,  

write compelling lyrics,

compose unforgettable melodies, and create chord progressions. 

Classes are limited to 8 students.  Instruments and music theory background are not required.  

All classes are held via Zoom.

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.

As the founder of Zippy Toons, she shares her global songwriting techniques with aspiring songwriters & musicians of all levels.

Carly Robyn Green

PRIVATE SCHOOL
EXTRA-CURRICULAR

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & REGISTRATION

BEGINNER

INTRO TO SONGWRITING - STRUCTURE, LYRICS & MELODY

AGES 6 - 9

  • 10 Interactive 1-Hour Weekly Group Lessons

  • Learn the Fundamentals of Song Structure

  • Discover Lyrical Construction

  • Understand Melodic Dynamics

  • Independent Creative Exercises

  • Group Collaboration

  • Access to Weekly Instructor Office Hours

  • Program Results in 1 Completely Original Topline

$49 

PER STUDENT, PER LESSON

LIMITED TO 9 STUDENTS PER CLASS

*THE MEADOWBROOK SCHOOL
10 DAY SPRING BREAK INTENSIVE
WELCOMES STUDENTS
AGES 6-12 IN THIS COURSE

INTERMEDIATE

DEVELOPMENT OF TOPLINE SKILLS

AGES 10 - 14

  • 10 Interactive 1-Hour Weekly Group Lessons

  • Review the Fundamentals of Song Structure

  • Hone Lyrical Craftsmanship

  • Experiment with Variations in Structure & Rhyme Schemes

  • Create Memorable Hooks & Tags

  • Independent Creative Exercises

  • Peer-to-Peer Feedback

  • Access to Weekly Instructor Office Hours

  • Program Results in 2 Completely Original Toplines

$59 

PER STUDENT, PER LESSON

LIMITED TO 9 STUDENTS PER CLASS

ADVANCED

PRO TOPLINE WRITING WORKSHOP

AGES 15 - 21

  • 10 Interactive 1-Hour Weekly Group Lessons

  • Learn Fundamental Chord Progressions

  • Hone Rhyming Techniques, Styles & Patterns

  • Craft Melodic Hooks, Riffs, & Tags

  • Independent Creative Exercises

  • Peer-to-Peer Collaboration

  • Peer-to-Peer Feedback

  • "In Studio" Simulation Live Writing

  • Workshop New Ideas Each Week

  • Access to Weekly Instructor Office Hours

  • Program Results in 3 Completely Original Toplines

$69 

PER STUDENT, PER LESSON

LIMITED TO 9 STUDENTS PER CLASS

After Registering, Please Complete this Form

NO, We DO NOT Require Song Rights!

 

Students' Songs are Fully Student-Owned!

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NO, Students DO NOT Need to Play Instruments!

 

We Teach Topline Songwriting Using Natural Musical Instincts!

Each plan includes ten (10) group Zoom lessons - one (1) 60-minute lesson per week.  Each class has a maximum of nine (9) students.  Students may drop in to (1) optional instructor "Office Hours" session per week for extra help.  All students (or their parents) must be able to access Zoom, YouTube, Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, and Google Drive, and have access to a "Voice Memos" or similar free voice recording app.  This course is intended solely as an enrichment program and no grades, reports, or school credits are given.  Although encouraged for this course, prior music theory or music education is not required.  All students must cooperate in a non-judgmental, supportive learning environment; the instructor reserves the right to terminate a student's enrollment if misconduct is displayed.  All student works/copyrights are fully student-owned.  Credit card payments are processed weekly for ten consecutive weeks.  Students/parents may cancel course subscriptions at any time with a written notice.