Please note new dates: WINTER 2024 starts
TUESDAY 1/23/24, 10am PT or SATURDAY 1/27/24, 10:30am PT--still all online over zoom. 9(!) Meetings in each section with an optional additional group gathering at season's end.
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 (this season has 9!), and you are allowed to move between sections if you have conflicts.
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!
Reach out with questions for what is best for you and we'll schedule a conversation with a faculty advisor.
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 WINTER 2024 section of THE ROOTS meets on WEDNESDAY nights 7-10pm PT, over Zoom only with full replays and support materials on-demand--and in-person co-writing for LA people(!) in classes 5 and 6 and for the final... View full details
$ 399.00 $ 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
$ 699.00 $ 799.00
The next round of class returns WINTER 2024! We will meet online over zoom with full replays available--and have some optional in-person gatherings/meetings for LA people as well. Free open event with Bob Garrett on Thursday 12/14,... View full details