Trainor attends a special five-week course at the Berklee College of Music’s Performance Program. She receives excellent marks and reaches the songwriting finals in the college’s song writing competition.
I went to Berklee College of Music at 15 and they had songwriting classes where you could go and learn how to write a song. But, man, I went to one and I didn’t get it. I didn’t write like that. They had a girl (professor) who was talking about how she wrote songs and she said, Any emotions I have I put in this journal, and then I put melodies to the lyrics and I said I don’t do that. Am I doing it wrong? I felt bad about it, but then I left and said, I know how to write a song. I skipped that class.