Emmy-Award-winning songwriter and musician, Kevin Briody will teach aspiring songwriters how to structure songs, create “hooks,” craft lyrics, manipulate melody, rhythm and harmony, merge words with music, and write toward genre in an 8-week workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The workshop runs Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. from Feb. 13 through April 3.Participants do not need to play an instrument or have a musical background. In this class, they take their poetry or thought and learn how to put it to music.
A two-time Emmy-Award-winner, Kevin Briody is an internationally recognized singer and songwriter who has shared the stage with talented artists ranging from Art Garfunkel to Aimee Mann. In 2008, he took home his first Emmy for Best Original Song with "Little Starr"—a tune that also earned him a BMI Film & Television Award. His 2009 song "We All Fall Down" garnered him a second Emmy in the Best Original Song category that same year. A resident of Connecticut, Briody served as the Official State Troubadour from 2000–2002 and has been selected by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism as a Master Teaching Artist.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, Conn. To register ($425) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 for more info, go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.