Christian songwriting class starts

Jeff Pearson, a former host of the Bluebird Cafe concerts in Nashville, is starting a Christian songwriting class Feb. 5 at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music, 901 Broadway. Pearson is currently the youth director at First Presbyterian Church, where he has served for 18 months.

The class meets 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday through March 18. The course, which is part of CSU's Continuing Education program, is titled "How to Write Christian Songs for Yourself, Your Church or Christian Artists."

The class costs $179.

Additionally, Pearson will teach a second class every Thursday beginning Feb. 7. It meets 6:30-8 p.m. and also costs $179. Its title is "How to Write Songs That Sell." The end of that course is March 20.

Pearson has written songs for David Phelps of the Gaither Vocal Band; Jim Stafford; Barbara Mandrell; Hank Williams Jr.; the Oak Ridge Boys and many other artists.

Call Pearson 706-322-4523 for more information, or to enroll by phone, call 706-568-2023.