Classes for young artists of all experience levels, ages 13-18, in songwriting, vocal performance, music production, artist development, instruments, and more. Full class line-up, instructors, schedules, and tuition to be announced for the Fall. To be notified, please fill out the contact information, or call 818-848-7664.
SUMMER 2019 YOUNG ARTIST ROOTS SONGWRITING INTENSIVE, M-Sa 7/8-13, 12-3pm. The Saturday 7/13 class will conclude by 3pm, with a session in the professional recording studio preceding class, 10am-1pm, a group "working lunch" while we explore final topics, 1-3pm.
There is additional optional programming in conjunction with the Intensive:
Graduates of the all-ages version of this class have ranged from current and former Major Label talent to those writing their very first song; a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated songwriter to open mic regulars; those making their first EPs to a recent Grammy-nominated artist on the 2014 ballot; from an acclaimed screenwriter to America's Top Model; those placing songs regularly in film and tv to a Grammy Winner in 2017. This mix of experience levels and passions makes for a dynamic and invested room of creative people. Everyone takes the principles to their depth, in their style.
In this positive, respectful, challenging class, build a strong foundation for a lifetime in your art and craft and the confidence and skills to create songs that matter.
In this class you will...
THAT ALL SOUNDS COOL, BUT WHY CALL IT "THE ROOTS"?
Is it because they're the greatest living band? Perhaps. And(!)...in songs, the notes your chords are built upon are called The Roots. Words have roots. The root carries meaning, and we attach prefix and suffix to give that meaning context. Pop culture may have taught you to think of "your roots" as your ancestry, your background, your unique personal history. You may make decisions in your life because of or, at times, in reaction to those roots. And from time to time you may feel the need to "pull up your roots" and enact change in your life. One look at the tree outside your window will remind you that to blossom, the roots must be planted and tended in fertile ground.
We believe that you can grow into the songwriter you hope to become if you first put down strong, healthy roots, deep in the creative soil of your experience. This class is dedicated to that powerful process. When you connect the meaning of words and the emotion of music with your growing understanding of who you are, as person and as songwriter, your style and your voice emerge.
This class is especially for you if you...
When you complete this course of study you will not only have finished songs, you will have begun to formulate a personal, creative, and (if appropriate for you) professional plan of action for a fruitful life writing compelling songs.
The Songwriting School of Los Angeles recognizes and seeks to honor your unique needs. Whenever you are ready for the next step, we're ready to help you take it.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Rob Seals is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose work has appeared in feature and independent films, on ABC, CBS, ABC Family, E!, Bravo, MTV, VH-1, Oxygen, Fox, and an underpaying streaming service near you. He is the Founder of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles.
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