Songwriting with Kevin Briody Begins 9/18 at Ridgefield Playhouse

It's adult ed with a new kind of beat at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Emmy Award-winning songwriter/performer Kevin Briody teaches Songwriting on Thursdays for eight weeks - September 18 to November 6 -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. in The Ridgefield Playhouse Rehearsal Studio. The syllabus includes how to structure ideas, develop melody, lyrics and instrumentation and record a song! This class is part of the Hamlet Hub A Whole New You Series.

Kevin Briody not only teaches songwriting but also has been honored for his success both as a singer/songwriter and recording artist. He has two Emmy Awards to his credit, was Connecticut's Official State Troubadour (2000-2002) and has been selected by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism as a Master Teaching Artist. An internationally recognized singer and songwriter, Briody has shared the stage with Art Garfunkel, Aimee Mann and other celebs. He earned a BMI Film & Television Award and his first Emmy in 2008 for Best Original Song with "Little Starr". The next year, his "We All Fall Down" won a second Emmy in the Best Original Song category. The national organization Autism Speaks commissioned him to write the song "Bring Them Back" which has helped raise awareness about autism. Last but not least, Briody's "Not Just A Dream" was featured on NBC's broadcast of The 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Briody has released five CDs of his original music.

To enroll ($240), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or go online to To apply for a Bruce Becker Scholarship, email The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT,

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