Engage & Learn

At Humans in Harmony, we believe that everyone is a songwriter and every person has a story to tell. These resources are here for anyone who would like to engage with what we do: whether through starting a chapter program, organizing workshops with others, or engaging in your own songwriting project.

These resources are based on our Humans in Harmony workshops and Music Corps programs, and can be easily adapted for other settings. They are meant to be accessible and resources for both new and experienced songwriters.

Orientation Presentation

For chapter leaders or workshop facilitators, an introduction to the kinds of activities your group may participate in as you organize collaborative songwriting activities.

Conversation Guide

Song Ideas Form

A guide to help spark meaningful conversation with community members as you begin the songwriting process.

HiH’s Step-by-Step Songwriting Guide

A step-by-step guide to songwriting for new songwriters looking for how to start, or for experienced songwriters looking for some inspiration. The guide walks through the Humans in Harmony process of learning with others through collaborative songwriting.


Tips for Songwriting

A more free-form guide to songwriting for beginners and experienced songwriters alike.

Storytelling and Lyrics

For songwriters who are just starting the songwriting process, this presentation is an introduction into how to find the idea for your song and how to begin to write the lyrics. This presentation is best when paired with the following guide and form.

Song Idea and Lyric Guide

Song idea and Lyrics Form

A guide and corresponding form that goes more in-depth on how to find your song idea and how to begin to write the lyrics. These go best when paired with the above presentation and song idea form.

This page will be updated with new materials as they are created, so be sure to check back periodically!