Or...HOW THE SINGER-SONGWRITER BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST.
Note: Instructor Illness has required us to move the start back. Free and Open Workshop, Wednesday 7/13/22, 8pm. Class 1 Wednesday 7/20/22, 7pm PT.
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 them powerfully.
In this eight week Artist Development program, singer, songwriter, and vocal coach BOB GARRETT explores all the aspects of how to turn your singer-songwriting talents into a successful recording and performance career.
As Instructor Bob Garrett notes, "All decisions that you make in your career as an artist or as a singer-songwriter need to live “under an umbrella” of how you wish the world to see you, so your creative and business decisions are all made with one vision. Once you have that vision, while it may change as your career progresses, your focus as an artist becomes clear and your in-studio and onstage performances will direct and catapult you to the artist status you so richly deserve."
Class will meet over Zoom this Spring/Summer with most class weeks meeting LIVE and IN-PERSON for LA students! Full details will be announced concerning in-person settings as dates approach, following all County health guidelines during pandemic. Zoom-only/out of town artists will still be able to participate virtually in any in-person event.
Read more about the class below, including private coaching, and all about the remarkable artists Bob Garrett has coached.
ABOUT THE CLASS
The first four weeks will focus on finding the artist's essence so that your lyrical content, musical genre, physical look, public persona, and message are individually yours and clearly define to the music industry and audiences what unique slot you fill in the world of music. This process will include
Promoting your single, EP, or album in live performances is a mandatory requirement in this industry. Mr. Garrett’s experience performing in live venues, clubs, and on Broadway, as well as coaching artists -- artists as diverse as Katy Perry, the cast of Big Time Rush, some of Hollywood's top film actors, and contestants on American Idol -- will be a tremendous asset to your success as an artist.
The second four weeks will continue this process and include preparation for a showcase, a vital part of securing a record deal, representation, music placement, or other desired next steps in a career. In addition, the art of how to produce your best vocal performance in studio and onstage will be covered as well as how to ensure that your image is clear both vocally and physically for your showcase and in your future live shows.
On-line class will be limited to 10 members and includes...
IS THIS CLASS RIGHT FOR ME?
This class is for me if...
Can I take this class if I only sing covers?
Yes! We are a songwriting school--we are THE Songwriting School(!)--and while we will encourage you to empower yourself ultimately to become the content creator, owner of copyrights, and captain or co-captain of your creative ship, but sometimes singing great songs by other artists and writers is helpful in clarifying the artist you are trying to be. In this situation, Signature Songs can be a class where you and Bob find the covers that best communicate who you are, now, while giving you clarity about the kinds of songs you will want to write for yourself, next.
Graduates of this class who were not writers have ALL ended up writing original material by the end of class because they had so much more clarity abut themselves and their vocal instrument and felt inspired by their peers who performed originals. When needed, we can suggest other classes or private instruction to get you there, like The ROOTS songwriting class.
We want to put you in settings that best serve you. If you have any question, CONTACT US or call 818-848-7664 to discuss your candidacy.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Bob Garrett (bobgarrett.net) began his career as an actor, starring on Broadway in Grease, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, et al. and later recorded for A&M Records, was a song staff writer for Motown, Columbia Pictures Music and Warner Brothers. His songs have been recorded by the likes of HEART, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and countless others. Mr. Garrett coached the composers on the Broadway smash “The Color Purple” and is currently writing the book for “SING!”, a new Broadway musical , partnered with Franne Golde and composed by Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray, Ari Hest. Ms. Golde et al.
Bob has also vocal coached and directed countless clients in all phases of show business. Among others, he has worked with Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, Vanessa Hudgens, Channing Tatum, BIG TIME RUSH, Garrett Clayton, Rebel Wilson, Emmy winners Jessica Lange, (“Grey Gardens”), Judy Davis and Tammy Blanchard (“Me and My Shadows: Life with Judy Garland”), Drew Barrymore (“Grey Gardens”), Gerard Butler (“Phantom of the Opera” film version),, and countless others.