The Songwriter's Workshops meet every Wednesday evening at 8pm on WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles.
Why do I want to earn a place in The Songwriter's Workshop?
- I am looking for a positive and inspiring songwriter workshop setting in which I can present original work weekly and receive constructive feedback on that work from a skillful teacher, industry guests, and my talented peers.
- I want to generate a volume of regular, quality work.
- I want to play and listen to songs in a room full of songwriters with comparable experience levels and serious motivation.
- I know what I like to do, but I want the exposure to my peers and their different tastes, styles, influences, and genres. I want to learn from their different perspectives and refine my own. This might even allow me to find collaborators outside of my main style.
- I want to meet and learn from a wide array of special guests--from hit writers to touring artists to tv & film music supervisors to publishers--all who will present from their perspective and offer appropriate feedback on my songs.
- I want to work with a gifted motivator and communicator in the teacher's chair to facilitate this kind of experience.
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. You will not only be pushed to write your best work, you will expand your peer network of potential collaborators and your professional network of contacts. And by learning to meaningfully critique your peers' work, you will fortify your skills as an editor and creator of your own work.
The bulk of class is dedicated to workshopping peer songs. But part of each class allows for a professional conversation about creative or industry challenges, successes, and strategies, often drawing upon the expertise of the guest instructor. Assignments are made weekly for creating and revising. Each week you can try your hand at the exercises or simply continue to work on the songs you'd like workshopped. Regardless, this portion of class will help generate new ideas and inspire you to take different approaches to your writing.
- John Keller, #1 "Love Is"
- Steve Lindsey, hit writer, producer, and independent publisher with more than 100 million records sold
- Ryan Toby, Grammy-nominated artist, numerous pop and RnB hits and cuts, Sister Act 2
- Jack Kugell, #1 writer, producer, The Heavyweights
- Phil Cody, 2-time ASCAP Song of the Year Award Winner
- Paul Zollo, songwriter and author of Songwriters on Songwriting
- Molly Ann Leiken, 15 Gold & Platinum Records, Emmy-nominated songwriter
- Robin Randall, numerous album and television placements
- ...and more to be announced
Guest instructors for Fall 2011/2012 included...
- Tim Fagan (Grammy winner, "Lucky" Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat)
- Frankie Fuchs (two-time Grammy nominated songwriter/producer)
- Phil Cody (#1 hits, two-time ASCAP Award Winner)
- Erik Griggs (Grammy-nominated, BMI Song of the Year Award Winner
- Paul Zollo, songwriter and author of classic book Songwriters on Songwriting
To see a full list of courses, including dates and tuition amounts, or to register for one or more classes, click the big blue button below.
To have someone contact you personally to discuss your best plan of study, please call 818-848-7664 OR fill out this form.