During the pandemic, we are fully interactive ONLINE in this Class For ROOTS Graduates Exclusively designed to help you, well, make songs! There are two sections, Saturdays or Tuesdays, 10:30am-1:30pm. There are at least 8 meetings in each round in each season, and you are allowed to move between sections if you have conflicts.
There are TEN MEETINGS THIS SPRING 2021 in the Tuesday & Saturday sections! There is the possibility to join right away/during a session, so please reach out to inquire.
SONGMAKERS is a class exclusively for graduates of THE ROOTS songwriting program. 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. Exercises range from idea-generation to lyric development, from hook-writing to song structure analysis, from speed-based drills to ongoing projects, all in the spirit of helping each writer cultivate and refine a unique writerly voice and keep making songs.
Members of the class typically range from full-time singer/songwriters to aspiring writers to points in between. What they have in common: the shared knowledge, vocabulary, and skills of THE ROOTS, a passion for their unique art, and a mutual respect for one another and the creation of songs that matter.
Eligibility: Exclusively for graduates of THE ROOTS songwriting program. If you are interested in Songmakers and have not taken THE ROOTS, there are Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon sections most seasons, with online/on-demand and 2-week Roots Intensive in the Summer and at various times in the year. We welcome you once you have graduated from THE ROOTS!
Looking for a song workshopping setting and have not taken The Roots?
When: This course meets Saturdays, ongoing, or Tuesdays 10:30-1pm. An eligible songwriter can join at any time.
$ 399.00 $ 499.00
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We are excited to report that Placing Songs Class kicked off in April 2021! Class 1 met on Oscar Sunday with special guest and Guild of Music Supervisors 2021 Award Winner Laura Webb. Class moved to its regular time: Mondays... View full details
$ 599.00 $ 699.00
THE SPRING 2021 SECTIONS OF THE ROOTS WILL BE ALL ONLINE AND FULLY INTERACTIVE! The SPRING 2021 WEEKLY weeknight section meets Tuesday nights 7-10pm PST on Zoom and starts Tuesday 5/25/21, 7pm PST. Please note this new start... View full details