Monday, 20 May 2013 10:34
You don’t have to “get more creative.” You already are creative. In this free workshop with respected Bay Area psychotherapist and songwriter Jerry Zeiger, you will learn some fun ways to tap into your natural gifts. You will also learn how to keep yourself from getting stuck again. Find & communicate with your own personal muse Let your creativity flow Free your “inner artist” If you would like a positive, inspiring setting that will help you access your creative potential, we hope you will join us for this wonderful free event.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:13
ZiBBZ, the Swiss-based brother-sister duo of Corinne and Ste Gfellar, have been regulars around the halls of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles for the past two-plus years during trips to LA. Their popular Swiss MTV-style reality show even followed them into their class The Songwriter's Workshop. This month all that work began to pay off as their latest record Ready? Go! hit #14 in the European Album Charts and #2 on European iTunes charts.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:38
Join us Wednesday, 5/8/13 for the Spring Student Open Mic at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. Open to all, but you must be a currently or previously enrolled student to perform. Special guest performers including a couple of chart toppers!
Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:32
Please Join us Monday, 4/22 at 7:30pm for this remarkable Mentor Monday Roundtable as we assemble four of the most significant songwriting minds in the past four decades in one room, one night to answer your questions and help you find your way.
Sunday, 07 April 2013 10:58
Please join us for the April installment of Mentor Monday with #1 Hit Writer John Keller and student Mentor Eric Shouse. Discuss the writer's life, balancing being an artist with writing for others, and learn how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. FREE!
Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:25
As a kid he stole the show in the movie Sister Act 2. As a teen-ager he co-wrote one of Will Smith's biggest hits. In the years since he has built a reputation as a Grammy-nominated artist, ASCAP Award-winning writer, and in-demand producer. He shares all that collective wisdom in a single night, FREE, at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, on Thursday 3/21, 7:30pm.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:15
It is the premier songwriting industry event of the year, and students of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles are eligible to take half off the full admission price to the three-day conference, taking place April 18-20, 2013 at the Loewes Hollywood Hotel.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:04
The Songwriting School of Los Angeles is proud to be able to offer again this year a Full Scholarship and multiple Partial Scholarships to the Durango Songwriters Expo in the wine country of Santa Barbara, 2/28-3/2. This event affords songwriters the chance to be heard by and receive direct feedback from music supervisors, publishers, label A&R, and more. Special guests and panelists also include hit writers, among them our own Tim Fagan, Grammy winning songwriter.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 02:41
Join us for another FREE event, this time with one of LA's best voice teachers and vocal coaches, Michael Goodrich. Michael will talk about what makes an Authentic Performance and how singers can get there, night after night. Not to be missed.
Thursday, 07 February 2013 22:08
Learn the ins and outs of becoming a working writer on the Nashville scene from a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has developed a detailed curriculum on the subject. Amanda Williams will teach you all the aspects of copyright and how we might derive income from those copyrights. In addition she will explore writing, demoing, pitching, placing, networking, and more in Nashville. One night only, on-campus or online, and not to be missed!
Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:49
The songwriting community lost one of its chief advocates and mentors in January. Author, teacher, songwriter John Braheny was perhaps best known as co-founder of the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase and as author of The Craft & Business of Songwriting, often referred to as "the songwriter's bible." At The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, students can read that considerable work as well as countless other volumes on the artistry and industry of songwriting at The Braheny Bookshelves.
Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:48
Oh sure, MENTOR MONDAY sounds a bit like a Bangles song title outtake. But the first Monday of the month at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles now affords members of our community the chance to learn from successful faculty writers as well as up-and-coming student leaders.
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 18:39
Your playlists are likely giving the holiday songs a rest by now, but we wanted to give one last spin to some remarkable Christmas songs written or recorded by student members of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles community. Below are links to studio recordings or live video performances from our December 2012 Open Mic night.
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 18:21
Love breaks your heart...or so sings Vanessa Williams in the #1 smash duet with Brian McKnight "Love Is." Let's mend those hearts, shall we, with writer of that hit and January Forum Special Guest John Keller! Join us Monday, January 14th, at 7:30pm for the January Free Forum: a conversation with John Keller about songcraft & the music business in the Life of a Professional Songwriter.
Friday, 07 December 2012 04:26
Join us for this end of year celebration of some of the great songs of 2012 written by students of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 17:03
Please join us Thursday, November 8th, 7:30pm for The Forum, the monthly FREE Event at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, with special guest Hit Songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominee Holly Knight! Holly is perhaps best known for penning classics for Tina Turner ("Simply the Best" and "Better Be Good to Me"), Pat Benatar ("Love is a Battlefield") and Patty Smyth/Scandal ("The Warrior"), and her list of credits reads like a radio playlist of hits from the past 3 decades. This will be an inspiring night of stories, songs, and insights into being a working songwriter in a…
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:33
Top LA Vocal Coach and Voice Instructor Michael Goodrich discusses the relationship between Vocal Technique & Vocal Performance in the following video. He teaches classes in each at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. Vocal Technique meets Friday afternoons, 1-3pm, ongoing. Class is sold out and has a waiting list. New students may join every 4 weeks. There is currently space available in Vocal Performance, Wednesday nights 7:30-9:30pm.
Friday, 14 September 2012 12:10
Before the Michael Goodrich vocal event Saturday, 3-4:15pm, we hope you will join us for a Fall Open House and a chance to meet some of the remarkable instructors of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, learn about their classes, and receive valuable mentoring advice. Already know and love a teacher on the list? Come visit and use the time to reconnect and to ask important questions about the art & business of creating your music.
Friday, 07 September 2012 13:12
Michael Goodrich is one of LA's best voice teachers and vocal coaches, and The Songwriting School feels honored to have him teaching private lessons and two remarkable classes each semester, Vocal Technique and Vocal Performance (see below for more on each class). Join us for a powerful FREE Vocal Event, Saturday, 9/15 3-4:15pm. Learn more about the connection between the thoughts in your head and the voice coming out of it--and how to make positive strides with each. Some attendees will have the chance to work with Michael in front of the group.
Friday, 20 July 2012 13:18
If you are currently enrolled in a class or have taken a class at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, you are eligible to participate in this School-wide Summer Open Mic, Sunday, 7/29 8pm. To be considered to perform, please fill out THIS FORM with "Open Mic Performer" in the subject and your full contact information. If our numbers are great, preference will go to tenure and currently enrolled students. Not enrolled YET but plan to in the fall? Let's get you started: 818-848-7664 or FILL OUT THIS FORM with "Fall Enrollment." To let us know you're coming to listen, support, or otherwise enjoy…