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

 

ERIC ROLLIN

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.

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enrolLment

 
To enroll in a songwriting course, complete and submit the form below. A Works of Freedom representative will contact you by phone within 24 - 48 hours.
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courses

 

DUE TO COVID -19, ALL COURSES WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

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.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

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.

course package

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.

FAQ's

 

QUESTION: Where are lessons held?

ANSWER: Due to COVID -19, courses are being held virtually until further notice. 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.

CONTACT

 

For more information, questions and comments, please complete and submit the form below. You will receive a response within 24 - 48 hours.

Beginning in January, the 2021 S.C.R.A.P. for freedom incentives can be earned as follows

Song completion - participants will be awarded 5 bonus entries for  written and approved songs.  Songs must be started and completed under the guidance of a Works of Freedom instructor.  All 5 bonus entries must be entered into the drawing at the same time during the month of your choice.

Course completion - participants will be awarded 1 entry for each week of a completed course. These entries will be entered into the drawing during the month in which the course is completed.

Referrals - when you refer someone to Works of Freedom, your name will be entered into the drawing every time your referral's name is entered. This allows individuals who are not Works of Freedom participants to participate and potentially be awarded.

Attendance - participants are awarded 1 entry into the drawing every time they are present and on time for a scheduled session. If late or absent for a scheduled session, the entry for that particular week will be forfeited.

Prepayments - sign up and prepay for a course to receive 1 automatic and immediate entry for each week of the chosen course. Each of these entries will be entered into the drawing during the month in which the course is purchased.

Drawings are held on the last day of each month. Winners will be awarded a pair of collector's item tennis shoes valued at $150 - $300. 

All entries can be used in conjunction as earned and entered into the drawing.

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