Please note new dates: SUMMER 2023 starts SATURDAY 6/17/23, 10:30am PT OR TUESDAY 6/20/23, 10am PT--still all online over zoom. 9(!) Meetings in each section!
We remain fully interactive ONLINE in this Class For ROOTS Graduates Exclusively designed to help you, well, make songs! There are two sections, Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm or Tuesdays 10am-1pm. There are always at least 8 meetings in each season, and you are allowed to move between sections if you have conflicts.
Trying to decide if you'll join this round? As of now, there will not be a Spring Songmakers section. No time like the present!
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, 10:30-1:30pm, or Tuesdays 10am-1pm PT. An eligible songwriter can join at any time.
$ 699.00 $ 799.00
The next weekly round starts Tuesday 6/13 and meets nights 7-10pm PT, over Zoom only with full replays and support materials on-demand. This section will meet over Zoom, but LA People: there will be opportunities to meet up in... View full details
$ 499.00 $ 599.00
The song workshop culture at The Songwriting School is one of the essential elements to the growth and success of our community. If you've seen Songland, the NBC TV show about songwriters, you have witnessed first-hand... View full details
$ 240.00 $ 799.00
The next round of class returns FALL 2023! We will meet online over zoom with full replays available--and have some optional in-person gatherings/meetings for LA people as well. ANNOUNCEMENT: We are proud to share that Courtney Leigh,... View full details