School of Rock St. Pete is launching a new Songwriting Program in October teaching the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory to help students compose original works. As part of the program, students will have one weekly private lesson on an instrument of their choice where they learn concepts, technique and theory. These principles are then applied in weekly group lessons where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops. At the end of each season, Songwriting Program students will take the stage to perform their original compositions. "Our goal is to build the world's largest community of songwriters," said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. "Our global community of music teachers will teach students a wide variety of songwriting principles to help them express their musical ideas. Topics include chord progression theory, song arrangement, overcoming writer's block, songwriting collaboration, lyric construction and more." For more information or to enroll in School of Rock St. Pete's Songwriting Program, please call 727-871-7625.