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Works of Freedom Ohio, LLC is a Columbus, Ohio based organization that provides songwriting, instrument, audio engineering, composition courses and workshops for adults and children ages 8 and up. Our courses are designed to increase personal development and assist individuals in overcoming emotional, academic or behavioral  challenges. We provide a safe and structured environment that inspires creative thinking and positive outward expression.


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

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Please to enroll in Works of Freedom music and/or songwriting lessons. Each songwriting lesson is 1 hour and can be scheduled on Monday,Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Instrument lesson are 30 minutes. Contact us for availability.  Click on course of interest for more details. Recording studio is located at 700 Bryden rd. Columbus, Ohio. Performance venue locations will be determined by the instructor. Payments can be made online.


This 4 week beginners course offers 4 lessons with 1 lesson per week. No experience is required. Topics for songwriting include Introduction to Songwriting, Song Structure, Importance of Content, Music Selection, and Finalizing and Sharing your Music.


For songwriting 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 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 the WOFO 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. Click on an option for complete details.

meet the founder

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ERIC rollin

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" ( 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. He has shared the stage with artists such as Nappy Roots, Boyz II Men, Brother Ali, G Love & Special Sauce, Mickey Hart, Cory Henry, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Tony Monaco, The Seratones and more.


Mr. Rollin, former music instructor at Hanna Aston Middle School with mentor Jim Shaw, founder of Columbus Songwriting Workshop. He currently serves as the songwriting instructor at Works Of Freedom Ohio, WAV, Healing Broken Circles, & Use Your Ears. For the past 18 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.



QUESTION: Where are lessons held?

ANSWER:  Courses are being held in person and virtually. Recording sessions and performance venue locations will be determined by the instructor.

QUESTION: How do I pay for lessons?

ANSWER: All payments can be made online. Please pay at least 24 hours before each lesson. 

QUESTION: What materials do I need to bring?

ANSWER: You will need pen or pencil, headphones and a cell phone, tablet or laptop.


QUESTION: Do I need experience to enroll?

ANSWER: No experience is required for the beginner lessons or any of the additional course options. 

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.



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