Songwriting With Rod MacDonald

Songwriting with Rod MacDonald

Up Your Game: 
Performing Your Favorite Songs

July 12-16, 2021
Two interactive workshops
via zoom at
Common Ground On The Hill, an arts & music camp at McDaniel College with an outstanding faculty from all over the world.

This is the 2d year online, and Rod's 5th year teaching at CGOTH.
Participants present their songs and share creative discussions about the work.
Here are comments from last year's students:

"Best song writing instructor I have had at Common Ground.  Able to analyze songs and give great feedback."
"Loved working with Rod, as always. Very helpful, and informative!"

"Great performance suggestions and advice. Rod is a wonderful teacher, and the course worked remarkably well, despite having to switch to online format."

Be sure to check out the entire catalog of courses at
scroll down to Traditions Weeks
Rod's classes are Week 3


Songwriting Workshops

Rod has previously led  workshops"Songwriting For Self Expression" and "Songwriting & Current Events"
for beginning thru advanced songwriters, to inspire and sharpen each writer's skill and ability to express oneself.

  • At the New York Open Center,
  • the Amp Shop in West Palm Beach,
  • Common Ground on the Hill,
  • the Southeast Unitarian-Universalist Summer Institute,
  • the Endicott (NY) Arts Center,
  • and S Florida Folk Festival,

from one session to several, sometimes one evening a week.


Here's an article in Binghamton, NY:

To help us all through these times, these cds are $5 (minimum 2 cds/$10

No Commercial Traffic (NCT) / And Then He Woke Up (TWU) / Into The Blue (ITB) / Recognition (R) / A Tale Of Two Americas (TTA) / After The War (ATW)

---Songs Of Freedom (SOF), Later That Night (LTN), Beginning Again (BA), or archival cds/dvs are $10 each. "Live In Germany" (DVD)