It may sound obvious, but it’s worth saying:  if you want to be an artist, songwriting skills are at the core your career.  Without good songs, there is no career.

…Yes, we know:  some artists don’t write their own songs. But most successful artists today do at least co-write their songs.  We’re in the business of maximizing your chances of success, and you are more likely to be successful if you have songwriting skills.

We offer 7-week songwriting classes about twice a year, and one-on-one songwriting consultations year round with Justin Long.  Some of our voice teachers also teach songwriting.

We can help you learn:

  • How to identify song sections, song structures and arrangements.
  • A song analysis method that will help you understand what makes great songs work.
  • Various strategies to find ideas and themes for your own original songs.
  • The basics of lyric writing: narrative, point of view and tense.
  • An easy music theory method to help you write chord progressions and spice up basic songs.
  • How to use melodic structure and repetition to write catchy melody lines.
  • How to jumpstart your creativity and write when you are uninspired.
  • The most important part of song writing: the editing process. $40-$100