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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

The Art & Craft of Songwriting

with Curtis Bessette


Got a song in your heart...or in your head? Looking to release your inner Bruce Springsteen or James Taylor? Spend some time with an award-winning songwriter to explore this craft in a nonjudgmental (and fun) environment. Learn to write a song and improve your writing and lyrics. No instrument skill needed! Cover creating. rewriting and organizing your music/lyrics; improving your rhyming skills, writers block - there's no such thing and I can prove it!, adding details to wake up your song, basic chord progression theory, song structure (verse, chorus, bridge) and where to find the best limousine service when you get famous! Please bring a notebook and writing utensil.

Masks & distancing required.

Curt Bessette is an award-winning songwriter and performer, appearing in various venues throughout the US. He has been a guitar and bass instructor for 25+ years, teaching at USM, local adult ed programs, high schools, libraries and music stores.

  • Feb 3 - 17th, 2022
    Thu for 3 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm


207 934 4461

40 E E Cummings Blvd.
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Get directions

Room: 105

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