The Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive is a proven & unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. It's the only Songwriters Workshop of it's kind supported by all three PRO's: (Performance Rights Organizations) ASCAP, BMI & SESAC.
Songwriters trained in the SAA "Critiquing System" include: Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, Grammy Winners; Carlos Escalona; Marc Anthony, and current Grammy Nominee Chris Mcclenney: KHALID - "Location" as well as artists signed to major record labels, The Voice, American Idol contestants, and hundreds of tri-state songwriters, producers , and Artists.
The Workshop is based on the original BMI Contemporary Workshop Model teaching those who want to write better songs a new vocabulary for how to listen to songs. To achieve this, Song Arts developed a unique critiquing system, giving writers definitive insight into what drives a song and what emotion is literally at its heart. By learning this critiquing system and the song craft/decision-making process of the world's greatest songwriters, workshop participants quickly see new directions in which to take their ideas and apply them to their own songs.
The Workshop Intensive offers a weekly writing assignment designed to "Grow your Ears" and sensitivity. After 4-5 weeks, you'll understand organically so much more about how the songs you love are constructed, and how to construct your own.
ABOUT BILLY SEIDMAN
Billy's songs have been recorded and sung by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony winning Artists including; Irene Cara, Vicki Sue Robinson, Evelyn “Champagne” King, and Kevin Kline to name a few. His songwriting career includes staff positions in both New York and Nashville at RCA music publishing, Warner-Chappell Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Tree Music Publishing/Nashville, Carlin America Music Publishing, and Criterion Music Publishing companies. He’s worked extensively over the span of his career as a professional studio & touring musician; guitarist, arranger, music producer on countless records, film scores, commercials, and broadway shows.
Check out his current songs, pitches, & activity here