Works of Freedom Ohio, LLC is a Columbus, Ohio based organization that provides beginners, intermediate and advanced songwriting courses and mentoring services for adults and children ages 8 and up. Our courses are designed to increase personal development and assist individuals in overcoming emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges. We provide a safe and structured environment that inspires creative thinking and positive outward expression.
In-home lessons are also available. To make a donation, please click the "DONATE" button at the bottom of the page.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Founder of Works of Freedom Ohio, LLC
Rollin, professional singer/songwriter, educator, mentor and audio engineer, is a native of the greater Columbus area and graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School. He is the founder of the Columbus Chicken and Beer Festival, co-founder and singer/songwriter for the national band Mistar Anderson, and founder of the local music initiative "The Break" (longest running free style hip-hop open-mic night in Columbus, Ohio). He is also a member and/or advocate of various non-profit organizations dedicated to community music development.
Mr. Rollin, former instructor at Directions for Youth and Family Services, currently serves as the songwriting instructor at Franklinton Preparatory Academy. For the past 15 years, he has been writing music professionally and empowering youth by encouraging the use of positive and creative outward expression as a tool to increase socialization skills, academic success, and to overcome behavioral and emotional challenges. His passion for improving community by inspiring individual works of freedom makes him a great leader and role model for today's youth.
A user account is required to enroll in Works of Freedom songwriting courses. Each lesson is 1 hour and can be scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 3pm - 6pm. Click on course of interest for more details. Non-refundable deposits are due before scheduling and installments must be made 24 hours before the start of each lesson. Recording studio and performance venue locations will be determined by the instructor. All fees must be paid in full before participating in any recording sessions or performances. Payments must be made online. No cash or checks will be accepted.
This 4 week beginners course offers 4 lessons with 1 lesson per week. No experience is required. Topics include Introduction to Songwriting, Song Structure, Importance of Content, Music Selection, and Finalizing and Sharing your Music. No recording sessions or performances are offered with this course.
This is an 8 week intermediate course. There are 8 lessons with 1 lesson per week. Creative writing experience is required. Overcoming writer's block, Importance of Content, Choosing a stage name, Developing Stage Presence, Introduction to Recording and Performing Rights are the topics to be covered. Receive 1 free recording session at a professional studio and 1 performance at a local venue upon completion.
This 8 week advanced course offers 8 lessons with 1 lesson per week. Creative writing experience is required. Topics to be covered include Royalties and Copyrights, Publishing and Licensing, Sales and Distribution, and Getting the Most out of Rehearsals. Receive 2 free recording sessions at a professional studio and 1 performance at a local venue upon completion.
No experience is required for any of these options. Great for those with a busy schedule, who want to learn at their own pace or need lessons tailored to their individual needs. All passes are transferable. Use them as a gift or to bring along a friend. Individual passes have a six month expiration period. Click on an option for complete details.
Purchase the Works of Freedom course package which includes songwriting 101, 102 and 103 to receive a $200.00 total discount. You will also receive 3 recording sessions at a professional studio and 2 performances at a local venue chosen by the instructor. This package is a great option for Works of Freedom mentees!
Course fee must be paid in full at least 1 week before the first lesson. No deposit is required.
QUESTION: Where are lessons held?
ANSWER: Courses are held at the Plastic Waffle, 4620 Indianola Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Recording sessions and performance venue locations will be determined by the instructor.
QUESTION: How do I pay for lessons?
ANSWER: All payments must be made online at least 24 hours before each lesson. No payments, cash or checks will be accepted in person.
QUESTION: What materials do I need to bring?
ANSWER: You will need headphones and a cell phone, tablet or laptop.
QUESTION: Do I need experience to enroll?
ANSWER: No experience is required for Songwriting 101 beginners course or any of the additional course options. Creative writing experience or completion of Songwriting 101 is required for the Songwriting 102 intermediate course and Songwriting 103 advanced course.
QUESTION: Are course fees refundable?
ANSWER: Course fees are non-refundable. Credits for future lessons may be issued at the discretion of the instructor.
QUESTION: Can I request private lessons?
ANSWER: Private and in-home lessons are available upon request.