WRITING COMMERCIAL HIT LYRICS, with Platinum Lyricist Mark Winkler

WATCH CLASS 1 OF WRITING COMMERCIAL HIT LYRICS with Platinum Writer Mark Winkler. Still space to enroll and study with Mark in a small group setting, online over Zoom (both live and on-demand). 



Class Format: Class meets in-person Wednesday nights 7-9:30pm on Zoom for 8 wks total,  Class involves a mix of lecture, presentation, discuss, QnA, weekly homework assignments, and the chance to get feedback on your work. The class involves all aspects of commercial Lyric writing: point of view, voice, style, rhythm and rhyme, writing to melody, song structure, various styles and strategies, and so much more.

Course Eligibility:  Open to lyricists and songwriters of all abilities.  You are likely to get the most out of the class if you have some experience or have already taken THE ROOTS, our foundational course for song study, but this is not a requirement.


About the Instructor:

Mark Winkler is a Platinum award winning songwriter whose tunes have been recorded by everyone from Liza Minnelli and Randy Crawford to Dianne Reeves, Bob Dorough and Lea Salonga. He has written 5 musicals that are playing around the country, including the second longest running show in Off Broadway history “Naked Boys Singing”. He is a jazz recording artist whose last two CDs have been high on the Jazz Charts; receiving excellent reviews. His 2011 release “Sweet Spot” was named one of the top 5 CDs of the year by Jazz Times Magazine. He teaches lyric writing privately and at UCLA Extension.  And in 2013  he has co-produced the chart topping CD by Jazz and Blues Legend Barbara Morrison “A Sunday Kind of Love.”