Pat Pattison is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Lyric Writing and Poetry.
In addition to his four books, Songwriting Without Boundaries, Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming, Pat has developed three online lyric writing courses, one on poetry, and one on creative writing available through Berkleemusic.com.
He has filmed a series of lectures for coursera.org with 65,000 students enrolled and also has video lectures and masterclasses available through Songwork.com. Pat has written over 50 articles for various magazines and blogs and has chapters in both The Poetics of American Song Lyrics and the upcoming Handbook on Creative Writing for Edinburgh University Press.
Pat continues to present songwriting clinics across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Several of his students have won Grammys, including John Mayer and Gillian Welch.