Paper Kite Arts



Build craft.

Liberate creativity. 


Writing a Musical?


At Paper Kite Arts, we help writers gain tools and confidence to write their own musicals, with:

  • Real-time online Musical Writing Workshops
  • Become Your Own Composer: Writing Music for Playwrights, Lyricists & Librettists, an online course designed to help creative theater people stop waiting to find the perfect composer for their project, and become their own perfect composer.

At Paper Kite Arts we don’t teach creativity – we give you the tools to help you harness and express your inner creativity.


Popular Course

Musical Writing Workshop 

This online workshop explores the integration of the elements that make up a musical. Students bring in projects they are currently developing for group discussion and guidance.  Librettists, lyricists, and composers with projects in all stages of development are welcome! 

Location:  Online via Zoom

Cost: $415 (Additional Team Member $150)

Buy Now Pay Later afterpay option available at checkout!


8 Sessions:  Saturdays,10 am - 12:30 pm ET

Dates:  5/11 - 7/27 (NO CLASS 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 7/6)

8 Sessions.  Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 pm ET

Dates:  5/23 - 7/18 (NO CLASS 7/4)

Register for Musical Writing Workshop

 **If you are interested in joining a workshop at a different time from the above, please fill out this  request form.  If we receive several requests, we will consider adding a section!**

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Become Your Own Composer:

Writing Music for Playwrights, Lyricists & Librettists 

Do you have ideas for songs, but lack the tools to get the song out of your head and onto the page? 

Learn to:

  • Compose & notate melodies
  • Choose chords for your melody
  • Create a LEAD SHEET, which singers and bands can use to perform your music!
  • This course features videos and exercises (more of which are still being added up through mid-December!)!
  • 3 months of real-time online group coaching bi-weekly.
  • 3 months of access to a community of other musical creators in the course, where you can share creative work and ask questions.

Cost: $997

Buy Now Pay Later afterpay payment plan available at checkout!

30-day 100% Money Back Guarantee!  If you try out this course and find out it's not for you, email us within 30 days of starting the course for a full refund.

 Got questions?  Check out our FAQs, or email us at [email protected]!

"Kit's course on composing for musical theatre is a MUST for music lovers, theater lovers & story-tellers. She beautifully, and simply, explains the basic concepts guiding you in a personable and supportive manner. Her focus is always on you achieving your musical goal!" - Val Valdez

Free Online Class!

Musical Writing Basics

Did you ever wonder how a musical is put together? Come explore some of the conventions of writing for musical theater in this free online interactive class!

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Musical Theater Composition: Tips and Tricks for Non-Instrumentalists


A 60-minute training for musical theater lyricists who would like to compose their own melodies (or better understand their collaborators)!


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What People Are Saying

"A great launchpad for exploring the toolbox of songwriting.

Kat Funkhouser

"Great Teacher! Great Class!  Last semester really helped me progress my musical!"

Ed Levy

"I loved every minute!"

Andraya Smith

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