February 07, 2020

SIGNATURE SONGS: How to Write, Sing, & Showcase Your Essence

Watch Class 1 of this artist development meets vocal performance class with the great Bob Garrett. Enroll for class 2 Thursday 2/13, 7:30pm Pacific. ENROLL IN SIGNATURE SONGS CLASS, in-person or online, or study with Bob Garrett Privately: Signature Songs communicate your unique vision, message, and identity as an artist to the world. You need clarity of purpose to craft them memorably. Precision of intent to record them artistically. And an intimate understanding of self, material, and performance to showcase...
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November 17, 2019


Welcome to the class materials site for Class 1 of Placing Songs in TV, Film, & Commercials at The Songwriting School. Here you will find class videos and resources. CLASS 1 CLASS SCHEDULE & SCHEDULED GUESTS: FULL ARCHIVE (including Part 2) & Chance to Pitch: Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington; opportunity to pitch for her Netflix show 11/18  Ben McLane, Attorney; Caitlin Hill & Eve Nelson, Co-Owners of Solid Ground Sound Music Licensing (pitch opportunity) 11/25 - Erin Dillon, head of...
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October 30, 2019

HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC DISCOVERED - YOUR MODERN MINDSET Intensive, Online / In-Person Roundtable Sunday in April, Date TBA, 1-5pm

GET YOUR MUSIC DISCOVERED... Playlisting and advertising: necessary marriage or contradiction? Learn about the current state of new music discovery in this video archive of a talk at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles with artist manager/CEO Gaelen Whittemore. Study with Gaelen in the Your Modern Mindset Music Business Intensive. Watch the Intensive online, either in your browser or in the app; attend the in-person Roundtable with the instructor Sunday in APRIL 2020, Date TBA, 1-5pm. VIEW ITINERARY, FAQ, or...
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October 26, 2019

HOW TO LICENSE YOUR SONGS IN TV & FILM, with Erin Dillon and Karen Dezelle of Songtradr

A "sync license" allows the synchronization of a song with an accompanying media source, like a tv show, film, commercial, web content, or more. For songwriters, sync licensing can provide both valuable revenue streams and significant public outlets for our work. The Songwriting School is grateful to welcome Erin Dillon, a former music supervisor who is now Director of Music Curation for Songtradr, and Karen Dezelle, singer/songwriter with multiple placements who is a previous Songwriting School student and current Curator and...
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October 14, 2019

VOCAL TECHNIQUE, LEVEL 1 - Watch this Free Voice Lesson; Join Level 1 Winter Section for 3/11; Level 2 Begins 4/22

Watch Class 1 of VOCAL TECHNIQUE, LEVEL 1 with Ingrid Schnell and begin to build, rebuild, or fine-tune your unique vocal instrument. Learn to raise, trust, and love your own voice! Join us for this 6 week small-group vocal technique class with vocal coach, singer, and songwriter Ingrid Schnell and learn all about your vocal instrument and how to play it. In this interactive 6-week small group class, we will vocalize and sing! We will learn about breathing, support, registers,...
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July 29, 2019

How to Be Alone in Public: The Art of Shining on Stage

WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE: ENROLL in Joy Graysen's The Art of Performance:  
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March 21, 2019

YOUR MODERN MINDSET and The Business of Your Music

Developing YOUR Modern Mindset for the ever-changing music business enables you to elevate the conversation of your music above the noise. Watch Gaelen Whittemore discuss the challenges and strategies artists at any budget might explore in this open talk. His weekend intensive hands-on class is available throughout the year, in-person in LA and online.
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October 23, 2018


Below, watch Part 1 of Class 1 to Logic Pro X, Level 1 and get a brief introduction to Logic and then begin to explore the user interface and how to start making music in Logic. Instructor Jay Asher is the author of 4 books on Logic, is a former staff writer at Casablanca, has scored for tv and film, is the head of the LA Area Logic Users Group, and has been teaching Logic classes at The Songwriting School...
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January 24, 2017

GUEST PASS: THE BEATLES CODE: A Composition Masterclass

Bill LaFleur, watch video and review handouts below as lead transcriber for Hal Leonard Publishing and NBC's The Voice, gives you a glimpse of the riches he will reveal in the 8-wk class The Beatles Code: A Composition Masterclass.    HANDOUTS FOR THIS EVENT:  THE BEATLES CODE: Class Outline THE BEATLES CODE: A Preview of Some of the Concepts To learn more or to enroll in this 8-wk class next offered for the WINTER 2018 SESSION, GO HERE or click the link below:...
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