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Wed, Jul 12


Centrally Rooted

The Craft of Songwriting

Join songwriter/composer Danny Zanger in this six-week series that will dive into the art of songwriting. Classes will take place on Wednesday 6-7pm, July 12- August 16 at Centrally Rooted. Bring a notebook and a pencil to take notes if desired.

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The Craft of Songwriting
The Craft of Songwriting

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – Aug 16, 2023, 10:00 AM

Centrally Rooted, 2230 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA

About the event


Week 1: Conceiving an idea

Week 2: Song Forms

Week 3: Melody & Harmony

Week 4: Lyric Writing

Week 5: Songwriters Workshop — share and get feedback from others on what you’re working on.

Week 6: Open Mic Night — Showcase your songs for an audience, and appreciate what others have created!


Danny Zanger is a local Dubuque songwriter and composer. Danny studied Songwriting at McNally Smith College of Music and Composition at Clarke University. Songwriting and composition have always been a passion of his, writing his first songs at the age of 12. Danny has been a part of several groups over the years as a keyboard player, vocalist, and songwriter including the R&B/Funk outfit, One More Day, and the Indie Rock group, Thank You Pizza.  Currently Danny performs his original music in the Dubuque area as a singer-songwriter and with his jazz group— The DZ Combo. Danny believes that well crafted music opens the mind to new perspectives, thoughts and feelings— that music is a key to understanding the human connection.


  • The Craft of Songwriting

    Classes will take place on Wednesday 6-7pm, beginning on July 12 and continuing through August 16 at Centrally Rooted.

    +$2.50 service fee
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