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The Song Arts Workshop Intensive is a four week , 10 hour program that trains songwriters in the use of Advanced Song Craft.  Our next Workshop starts on Monday, May, 20th and runs four 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.


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:





Earlier Event: March 6
Advanced Writer's Forum