“Lost at Sea” and “Seventh Ave” by Julia

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. New students often bring a new perspective to the class. We get a lot of songwriters coming back year after year, and we get to explore a new level each time. But the new students with their varying talents really keep the class fresh. …

Karakuri Pierrot: We all have burdens we carry.

Screenwriting (Week 1 Only) This workshop will introduce young people to the fundamentals of story structure and writing specifically for the screen. Students will work on character development, story arc, and dialogue, with a focus on rewriting and work-shopping. By the end of the week, each student will have completed his/her own short film script. This class also teaches the …

Make Yourself Heard

Hey Everyone! We hope you had a happy holiday season and are plunging head first into the New Year! We wanted to let you know about a new online directory forming of the best education nonprofits. Even though YPI is about sharing in a supportive, non-competitive environment, we’re feeling pretty competitive about this! If you feel like posting a shout-out …