Family Program: Songwriting Tune-Up. Photo of a teacher holding an acoustic guitar conversing with a child student.

Words & Music

Students Explore the Art of Lyric Writing

Since 1979, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has helped students tell their stories through its innovative Words & Music program. More than 100,000 students have learned to write song lyrics while developing key skills in language arts. Not only does Words & Music teach core curriculum, but it also connects young people to Nashville’s music community, pairing classes with songwriters who transform student lyrics into finished songs that are performed in an interactive workshop. Words & Music has been featured in the LA Times, on the TODAY Show, and more.

Programs and Resources

Words and Music for Early Learners Pre Kindergarten Students
Explore Young Creativity
Anytime, Anywhere
Schools & Teachers

43rd Annual Words & Music Night

Over the past year, the Museum’s Words & Music program helped thousands of students put their thoughts, feelings, and ideas into songs. Words & Music Night features a selection of those songs written by students from Tennessee, Texas, Michigan, Florida, Canada, and Australia in collaboration with professional songwriters.

Creativets: Songwriting Workshops for Veterans

Since establishing a partnership in 2018, the Museum and the Creativets organization have helped over eighty veterans throughout the United States write songs through the museum’s Words & Music and Songwriting 101 programs.

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