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Pat Pattison Comes to Portland Maine for a Songwriting Master Class

Portland, Maine -

PORTLAND, Maine –¬† The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Portland, Maine Chapter is bringing Pat Pattison‚Äôs famous Songwriting Master Class to local songwriters at The Abromson Center, The University of Southern Maine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

This seminar, presented in a Master Class format, will use participants’ songs to demonstrate the rewriting process. Participants will learn how to effectively use various tools, including verse development, productive repetition, phrasing, effective matching of lyric and melody, structure and prosody. This seminar focuses particularly on polishing those small bumps that distract the listener and let air escape from the song’s tires.

The cost of the seminar is $145 for each of the ten participants, and $95 for general admission, with a substantial discount for NSAI members.
Register for the seminar at www.patpattison.com/calendar/upcoming. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Pat Pattison is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Lyric Writing and Poetry.
In addition to his three books, Pat has developed three online lyric writing courses for Berklee’s Online School. He has written more than 30 articles for Home & Studio Recording Magazine, and Performing Songwriter. Pat continues to present songwriting clinics across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Several of his students have won Grammys, including John Mayer and Gillian Welch.

Learn more about Pat and his work at www.patpattison.com
For more information about the content of this workshop, contact Clare McLeod at 603-339-7193, info@cmcproductions.com.au

Other local sponsors of the seminar include:
Steve Bradford Creative Services, www.sbradford.com
The DogFish Company, www.thedogfishcompany.com
Health Dialog, www.healthdialog.com

The NSAI Portland, Maine Chapter meets at 7:00 PM at the fourth Thursday of each month at The First Parish Church, Congress Street, in Portland, Maine. The local chapter provides local songwriters with the opportunity to improve their skills, learn more about the music industry, evaluate songs, and network with each other on a regular basis. Contact Bob McKillop, (207) 272-2748, bob@bobmckillop.com for more information on the chapter.

About NSAI: The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 spans the United States and five foreign countries. For more than 40 years, NSAI has been dedicated to protecting the rights of, and sesrving, aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. For more information, visit www.nashvillesongwriters.com or call the National NSAI office at (800) 321-6008.

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Telephone Number: (207)272-2748

Website: http://www.patpattison.com/calendar/upcoming

Email: bob@bobmckillop.com