Jun
4
to Jun 5

THE SAA WORKSHOP INTENSIVE

The Song Arts Workshop Intensive is a five week , 12 hour program that trains songwriters in the use of Advanced Song Craft.  Our next Workshop starts on Monday, June, 4th and runs five consecutive Mondays, from 7pm to 9:30pm. The cost is $325.00 

Songs work because writers understand the subject they're writing about, the emotion that drives that subject, the type of song category they're writing in, and how to put themselves on the "Listeners Side" of the song while writing it so an audience can see their life in it.

Songwriters trained in this method, (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 VoiceAmerican Idol contestants, and hundreds of tri-state songwriters, producers, and Artists.

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. 

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. 

His Book The Elements Of Song Craft will be Published in 2019 by Hal Leonard Publications.

Check out his current songs, pitches, & activity here:

www.broadjam.com/songs/billyseidman

 


 

 

 

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Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Advanced Writers Forum

Runs 5 consecutive Monday nights from 6:30pm-9pm starting:

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Where:
244 Rehearsal Studios
244 West 54th Street (B'way-8th Ave.)
10th Fl. Kirov Suite

The sessions run 2.5 hours from: 6:30pm-9pm

All classes are held at either 244 Rehearsal Studios NY; 244 West 54th street / 10th Fl. (between Bway & 8th Ave) or at 853 Rehearsal Studios
853 Seventh Avenue (55th-54th Streets) in the  1st Fl. Madame Butterfly Suite
Class size is limited to 16; there are no refunds for these course

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Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Advanced Writers Forum

Runs 5 consecutive Monday nights from 6:30pm-9pm starting:

April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

Where:
244 Rehearsal Studios
244 West 54th Street (B'way-8th Ave.)
10th Fl. Kirov Suite

The sessions run 2.5 hours from: 6:30pm-9pm

All classes are held at either 244 Rehearsal Studios NY; 244 West 54th street / 10th Fl. (between Bway & 8th Ave) or at 853 Rehearsal Studios
853 Seventh Avenue (55th-54th Streets) in the  1st Fl. Madame Butterfly Suite
Class size is limited to 16; there are no refunds for these course

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Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

Songwriters Workshop Intensive

Our Workshop Intensive is designed to teach writers who want to write better songs a new vocabulary for how to listen. To achieve this, we use 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 songcraft/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  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.

Runs 5 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-9pm starting:

January 13th, 20th, 27th, 02/03, & 02/10

Where:
853 Rehearsal Studios
853 Seventh Avenue (55th-54th Streets)
1st Fl. Madame Butterfly Suite

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

The Advanced Writers Forum

The Advanced Writers Forum is for working music pros and graduates of the Workshop Intensive. The Forum is just that, a forum for playing original songs every week by some of the best writers in town, We give supportive and insightful critiques that strengthen your songs, make them them hook an audience, and through a creative and fun process of rewriting, get em'  ready to stand up to the scrutiny of POP industry gatekeepers and other music buyers.

It's a forum for continued growth, for networking, collaborating with peers, for road testing songs before recording them, and for finding resources from attorneys, producers, collaborators, musicians, studios, and others. The Forum provides visits from industry wigs and stimulating writing assignments.

Runs 5 consecutive Monday nights from 6:30pm-9pm starting:

January 12th, 19th, 26th, 02/02, & 02/09

Where:
244 Rehearsal Studios
244 West 54th Street (B'way-8th Ave.)
10th Fl. Royale Suite

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May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Songwriting Workshop

  • 244 Rehearsal Studios/10th Floor Royale Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enrollment for our next Songwriters Workshop starting on Monday, May 12th is now open.  This Workshop is based on the BMI Model Workshop I teach and runs for five consecutive Monday nights starting on May 12/19/26/ and June 02/09.

All sessions start at 6:30pm and run till 9pm

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