Pharrell gives songwriting class to NY students

The Tisch School Of The Arts in New York were treated to a very special guest lecturer on Monday (March 21st) as global superstar Pharrell Williams made an appearance, giving a class in songwriting.

Williams gives students an insight into how to maintain their individualism within the music business, as well as taking some time out to listen to the students’ work. You can watch the whole lecture below;

Williams hosts a masterclass for music students at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as part of his 50TH ANNIVERSARY Artist-In-Residency.

Joined by Dean Allyson Dean and Professors Bob Power and Jason King, Pharrell listens to students’ projects, offers constructive criticism, and discusses the nature of the creative process.

Pharrell also invited high school kids from the Future Music Moguls, a free high school program at Clive Davis Institute, to observe the masterclass.


Colin J McCracken
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