WINTER 2014 Classes are enrolling now with another remarkable line-up of instructors & offerings. #1 writers, Grammy-winning and nominated, ASCAP/BMI Song of the Year Award Winners, working film/tv music writers, and more. The full Winter calendar will be updated weekly, so keep checking back. If you are interested in a particular class and do not see it available this semester, please call 818-848-7664 to let us know what you're looking for.
HUGELY POPULAR class returns WINTER 2014 on Mon 2/3/14! As a publisher, Steve Lindsey has sold more than 100 Million records. He developed Bruno Mars. He is himself an accomplished songwriter, producer, and session musician. In the class WHO'S LOOKING, work with Steve in a real-world writers room where we access the actual Who's Looking sheets from major publishers and labels, analyze in detail how to approach a pitch, write songs for the actual pitches, and gain essential feedback to re-write (and re-write and re-write...) the songs until they might be submission or cut-worthy. Class includes a studio component where Steve explores and explains what makes for winning demos and commercially competitive submissions.
FALL 2013 Classes are enrolling now with another remarkable line-up of instructors & offerings. Modern Mindset Music Business, Topline & the Bottom Line with Grammy-nominated Hit Writer Ryan Toby, Hit Commercial Lyric Writing with Platinum Writer Mark Winkler, The Professional Songwriter with #1 Writer John Keller, Once More with Feeling - vocal performance with Grammy-nominated Jan Linder-Koda, THE ROOTS, our popular foundational course for song study, Music Theory & Ear Training, Logic Pro X Levels 1 & 2, and so much more!
Essential Class for the Performing Songwriter! Returns SPRING 2014. Special YOUNG PROFESSIONALS section late Winter, dates TBA! Call to inquire. Grammy-nominated Jan Linder-Koda taps into the truth of the storyteller in you. Deliver riveting performances. Create characters that come from a deeper understanding and use that knowledge in your writing process. Develop and brand your act, from the songs to the business side of your career. Work with a Grammy-nominated songwriter/actor/performance coach whose understanding of emotional truth and whose championing of artists leads to profound breakthroughs. Special guests will enhance the class with some of the industry's most respected developers of talent. Learn from special guests, some of the industry's most respected developers of talent.
Game-changing Music Business Class returns WINTER 2014 Wed 2/5/14, 7:30pm! W/former Universal Publishing Licensing & now Compound Entertainment's (Neyo's conglomerate) Gaelen Whittemore. This 8-week, hands-on class not only teaches the fundamental nuts and bolts of the music business from someone well-versed in them, but it helps students understand the mindset and focus of those innovators and entrepreneurs making a serious impact in today’s marketplace. The class will teach a way of examining the modern music industry landscape that is forward-thinking, relevant, and vital. Class will involve industry special guests on various topics.
For 2014, Please inquire! 818-848-7664. In this valuable 8 week class, learn and put to use power strategies for writing commercial hit song lyrics with a Platinum and Award-Winning Lyricist and respected teacher. Mark Winkler is a successful writer and artist who has been teaching a much-beloved lyric writing class at UCLA for years. Join Mark and fellow writers for this hands-on guide to crafting powerful lyrics.
WINTER 2014 starts Th 2/13/14! Study w/Grammy-nominated artist & hit pop writer Ryan Toby who had the #1 song on Nov '13 iTunes Charts (Justin Bieber's "All Bad")! "Topline" has become the term for lyric and melody in the pop, hip-hop, & r&b world. Great topliners take a track and transform it. Learn from someone who has been creating hits as writer or artist for most of his life, Grammy-Nominated Billboard & ASCAP Award Winner Ryan Toby (Usher, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige...).
WINTER 2014 Section starts wk of Tuesday, January 21. FALL 2013 Section started 1st wk in Nov & can be joined/make up material on-demand. Additional Self-Paced (unattended) registration open at any time! Graduates of this class range from first-time writers to a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated songwriter, from open mic regulars to a Multi-Platinum Artist, from hobbyists to current and former major label talent. Now this beloved class is available online and run concurrently with the two on-campus sections of THE ROOTS so that you will have opportunities to expand your collaborative network with songwriter members of our community here in Los Angeles & Burbank. Build the skills to write the songs that matter and develop meaningful peer and collaborative relationships with writers all over the world through this unique interactive online community.
WINTER 2014, TBA! John Keller has been a professional songwriter for decades, a career that has led to multiple publishing deals, 70+ cuts, and the #1 smash hit "Love Is" with Vanessa Williams & Brian McKnight. In this class, learn essential elements of the craft & business of being a professional songwriter.
WINTER 2014, Fridays 12-2pm, Ongoing starting Friday 2/7/14 Get on the waiting list if section is FULL. The Songwriting School is proud to have one of LA's finest voice teachers and vocal coaches in-house Tuesdays through Saturdays for private instruction and to teach two remarkable classes. Michael Goodrich has created this Vocal Technique class specifically to give you singers the technical development you need. Limited to 6 singers, you work every Friday for 8 weeks with Michael as he helps you develop into the best singer you can be. You will grow as a singer from the one-on-one work, and you will receive profound learning as you watch your classmates do the same. Small group study accelerates your ability to "connect the dots" between what you are trying to accomplish and what that might sound, look, and feel like.
WINTER 2014 starts Wednesday 2/5/14! Limited to 9 singers, by audition. Gifted vocal coach & voice instructor Michael Goodrich will give you singers what you need most: the power to move an audience and the skills, concepts, and understanding to consistently deliver your best performance. In this Vocal Performance Class, you will work with one of LA's most sought-after vocal coaches in group and individual training to become the performer you have always dreamed of, allowing you to sing with confidence and power every time and deliver the best PERFORMANCE possible.
NEXT SECTION, SPRING 2014! #1 writer/2-time ASCAP Song of the Year winner Philip Cody's career as a songwriter has earned him numerous #1 hits, gold and platinum records, and ASCAP songwriter awards. He was a tenant in the fabled Brill Building, writing songs with and for Neil Sedaka and alongside Hall of Famers like Lieber & Stoller and Goffin & King. His work has been recorded by artists as diverse as Elvis, Sheryl Crow, Huey Lewis & the News, and Clay Aiken
LOGIC PRO X Level 1 starts Sa 1/18/14 on-campus & ONLINE. Logic Pro X is a songwriter’s dream! More than any other software recording application, LPX comes complete with everything you need to write, arrange, and mix to achieve a great song production in any genre.
With Unlimited Class Enrollment, a student pays tuition that covers entrance to every class in the WINTER 2014 calendar for which he or she is eligible and can attend. WINTER 2014 Unlimited Class Enrollment Tuition = $1999. Please note the recently reduced total amount. In order to decide if this is the most sensible plan for you, contact The Songwriting School at 818-848-7664 to discuss the courses you wish to take. Sometimes this option results in significant savings; other times, a student is better off taking classes "a la carte" style. Classes must end by 3/31/14 unless agreed upon separately with your faculty advisor. This excludes private lessons or one-off weekend or workshop events and is for ongoing regular classes at The Songwriting School.
WINTER 2014 Sections Enrolling: Level 1, Monday nights (2/3/14, 7:30pm, Level 2, Tuesday nights (2/4/14, 7:30pm). Learn the fundamentals of Music Theory--melody, harmony, & rhythm--and how to recognize them by Ear. Learn why music affects you the way it does--then learn how to affect the rest of us with your songs.
Levels 1 starts Th 10/10/13! Chance to make-up class 1 and join! Inquire for Level 2. Have you owned a guitar for years but have only a passing acquaintance with it? Maybe you learned a few chords but never went forward? Or perhaps you have just started to teach yourself and would like the guidance of a gifted teacher and the encouragement and inspiration of a group setting.
Saturdays, Ongoing (WINTER 2014 starts Sa 1/18/14) : SONGMAKERS is a class exclusively for graduates of THE ROOTS songwriting program. THIS WINTER class is 10 meetings. Students are eligible to attend all 10. The class strikes a vital balance between providing an ongoing curriculum of growth for the writers and weekly workshopping opportunities to gain feedback on songs and songs-in-progress.
THE ROOTS • LOGIC PRO X for Songwriters & Producers, Levels 1 & 2 available FALL 2013
These classes are coming: The Beatles for Guitar: A songwriting Study • The Songwriters' Virtual Workshop • Modern Mindset: Success Today in Tomorrow's Music Business, and more....
To discuss your candidacy, call 818-848-7664.
WINTER 2014 Wednesdays 8pm starting 1/29/14. The Songwriter's Workshop affords that rare opportunity of personal and intellectual enrichment, concrete feedback, and genuine community. This ongoing class is designed to inspire, facilitate, and enhance the creation, evaluation, and revision of quality songs.
WINTER 2014 Sections start Tu nights 1/14 OR Sa afternoons 1/18; ONLINE section currently enrolling! We have sold out all but one section the past 6 semesters so register early! Graduates of this class have ranged from Major Label talent to first-time writers, a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated songwriter to open mic regulars. In this positive, respectful, challenging class, learn to write the songs that matter.