addition to the usual production, recording, mixing, etc. offered
here at The Queens English, Mark will now be offering personal, one-on-one,
songwriting instruction to anyone interested in learning how to start
writing their own songs. Lessons will be offered via Skype and will
be sourced from Mark's 30+ years writing songs and writing about songs
for such publications as Guitar World, SonicScoop and Songwriter’s
Market. The curriculum is designed to lay out the basics and quickly
jump-start your writing.
the course leans toward the beginner side of things and is ideal for
both children and adults alike, it can also certainly be of help to
anyone wanting to polish their already developed songwriting skills
while receiving some one-on-one, song mentoring in the process.
basic information on the program can be found below. If you would
like to learn more, contact Mark directly via email and he'll be happy
to send you the course outline. Any questions, just message Mark as
The Art and Craft of Songwriting
To explore the art and joy of popular songwriting and to teach the
basics of song craft via one-on-one, easily digestible, interactive
lessons designed to educate, spark creativity, inspire and give students
the technical foundation to quickly begin writing their own songs
or polish their already developed writing skills.
Ages 11 and up.
Intermediate level proficiency on guitar or piano (ability to comfortably
play basic chord progressions) required. Intermediate level proficiency
on bass also eligible.
Beginner to advanced students welcome (coursework will be adjusted
according to students' existing knowledge and skill level).
Some homework/prep work will be assigned (lesson dependent).
24 basic lessons, followed by ongoing, advanced instruction.
30 min, weekly lesson. $35 per lesson.
About the Instructor
Mark Bacino is a NYC based singer-songwriter and producer with over
30 years experience writing songs. He has worked with Grammy-nominated
and platinum-selling songwriters and has multiple album releases to
his credit as an artist in both the US and Japan.
Mark is also owner
of The Queens English Recording Co., a boutique studio-music production
house where he produces fellow artists and composes for TV/advertising.
When not making
music, Mark can be found writing about it as an ongoing contributor
to such publications as Guitar World, SonicScoop and Songwriter’s
at Guitar World
at Songwriter’s Market