SONGMAKERS: Beyond The ROOTS - Weekly Song Feedback & Exercises Exclusively for Graduates of THE ROOTS - ONLINE INTERACTIVE, TU or SAT 10:30am-1:30pm Pacific - SUMMER Periodic Schedule; FALL Weekly

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.

FOR SUMMER 2021, Songmakers will meet intermittently with this schedule:

    • SATURDAYS:  7/17, 7/31, 8/14, 8/28
    • TUESDAYS:   7/20, 8/10, 8/24
  • The Summer session is offered at a pro-rate of $45/class.
  • Members of the Saturday Spring 2021 Songmakers can attend all 4 Saturday meetings for the price of 3 class meetings ($135)
  • If you'd like to attend more, you are welcome to attend from the other weekday at $45/additional class -- can settle up later
  • New members can qualify for this rate as well. If a new member wants to continue in the Fall or in a future season, that first full season you will be counted as a "new Songmaker" and be responsible for the introductory tuition (*see below). Returning/repeating Songmakers pay a reduced tuition

FOR FALL 2021 we return to weekly meetings with 10 class meetings in either the Tuesday or Saturday session, starting SAT 9/25 or TU 9/28.

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. 

  • You are guaranteed at least 8-weeks in a season, and the calendar frequently allows more. 
  • * Your first round tuition for a "new Songmaker" is $499, and you get all the meetings in the given time period.
  • * If/when you choose to return for a subsequent season, the tuition is reduced by $100 to $399.
  • Some students take the class for a single season, some as often as their needs dictate, and some remain in class every semester for a consistent opportunity to receive feedback, assignments, accountability, collaboration, perspective, and support.
  • This class is aimed at YOUR personal, creative, and professional goals and gives each student a personalized experience.
  • This is not a class with a "class A to class Z" curriculum; thus it is possible to start at any point in the year. 

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