Songs for Social Action w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – June 27, 2020

 

Songs for Social Action
Virtual Songwriting Workshop w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent

Great songs have the power to uplift, unite & inspire humanity.

 

Waves of heightened awareness and demands for change are sweeping across the globe. The world needs your songs of social action, now! Join us on Zoom and bring your brand-new social action song, and together we can change our world for the better.

 

Saturday June 27, 2020
2pm-4pm EST
Hosted on Zoom – Limited to 16 participants
First come, first served basis
Each songwriter will present a social action song-in-progress w/ the goal of getting fast feedback & expanding their community
Waitlist for future events

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Alex Forbes bio: With numerous Billboard-charting singles, over 150 releases, and millions of album sales under her belt, Alex Forbes exudes a contagious passion on the subject of songwriting. Her material has found a home on major and indie labels, feature films and TV in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Founder of the top songwriting coaching site CreativeSongwriter.com and author of the inspirational guide Write Songs Right Now, Alex has led courses and workshops for NYU Steinhardt, the ASCAP Foundation and many other organizations. Her most recent release, “I Dance My Dance,” is featured on the new album by three-time Grammy Award-winner, Nile Rodgers.  creativesongwriter.com

Valerie Ghent bio: Powerhouse recording artist Valerie Ghent is a New York singer, songwriter, keyboard phenomenon who wows audiences with her emotive, evocative voice, piano chops to match, and “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.”  Valerie has released five albums, including Day to Day Dream, which launched her #1 hit song on iHeart Radio, Love Enough for a Lifetime. Valerie’s album Velours was named Soul Tracks Top 50 Albums of 2016 and launched hit song & video, New York City Streets, hailed by critics as a “New Anthem for NYC”.  Valerie tours and records in France, her popularity in Europe brought the release of The French Sessions, her first album on a French label, and her single “Feelin Alright” hit #1 on Jazz Radio France.

Founder of Songwriter’s Beat in 2000, Valerie is longtime keyboardist, vocalist and recording engineer with music legends Ashford & Simpson, and has performed/ recorded with music royalty Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Dr. Maya Angelou, Billy Preston and Deborah Harry (Blondie). valerieghent.com

 

ASCAP Foundation/Songwriters Beat Song Soirée on ZOOM

Song Soirée Songwriting Workshop on ZOOM

Saturday, April 25, 2020 * 2pm-4pm

We hope that this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe during this challenging time. How are you holding up? Are you writing? Feeling stuck? We’re right here with you, and we want to bring our songwriting community together!

After discussions with The ASCAP Foundation, Alex and I are now offering our songwriting workshops on Zoom, free of charge to ASCAP members.

The first songwriting workshop will be Saturday, April 11 from 2pm – 4pm on Zoom.

Zoom workshop limited to 16 participants
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Song Accelerator SongParty – Dec 4, 2019

Song Accelerator #SongParty December 4, 2019 * 6:30pm-9pm

  • Bring your best Song in Progress from our last two workshops – and use this opportunity to maximize it!
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
  • Gather referrals to professional studios, musicians, singers & producers

Workshop limited to 16 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$100 for non-members

CLASS IS FULL!

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Song Accelerator Workshop w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – Sept 21, 2019

Song Accelerator Songwriting Intensive – Join us for this fast-paced songwriting workshop !

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019 * 1pm-6pm

  • Bring your best Song Start – and use this opportunity to maximize it!
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
  • Gather referrals to professional studios, musicians, singers & producers

Workshop limited to 16 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$100 for non-members

CLASS IS FULL!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN WAIT LIST

Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation!

 

Alex Forbes bio: With numerous Billboard-charting singles, over 150 releases, and millions of album sales under her belt, Alex Forbes exudes a contagious passion on the subject of songwriting. Her material has found a home on major and indie labels, feature films and TV in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Founder of the top songwriting coaching site CreativeSongwriter.com and author of the inspirational guide Write Songs Right Now, Alex has led courses and workshops for NYU Steinhardt, the ASCAP Foundation and many other organizations. Her most recent release, “I Dance My Dance,” is featured on the new album by three-time Grammy Award-winner, Nile Rodgers.  creativesongwriter.com

Valerie Ghent bio: Powerhouse recording artist Valerie Ghent is a New York singer, songwriter, producer, keyboard phenomenon who wows audiences with her emotive, evocative voice, piano chops to match, and “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.” An outstanding live performer & hit songwriter, Valerie weaves together blues, soul, R+B, jazz and pop, with her stunning 3 1/2 octave range and stellar record production. Founder of Songwriter’s Beat in 2000, Valerie is longtime keyboardist, vocalist and engineer with music legends Ashford & Simpson, and has performed/recorded with artists as diverse as Dr. Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Billy Preston and Deborah Harry (Blondie). A native New Yorker (born and raised in SoHo & the West Village), Valerie has produced five albums, including Day to Day Dream, which launched her #1 hit Love Enough for a Lifetime, and Velours, named Soul Tracks Top 50 Albums of 2016 and launched New York City Streets, hailed by critics as a “New Anthem for NYC”.  Her newest single, Feelin’ Alright, hit #1 on Jazz Radio France.  valerieghent.com

 

Songs for Social Action: Songwriting Workshop w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – May 18, 2019

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!

Songs for Social Action
Writing songs to change the world
(or just one person)

Great songs have the power to uplift, unite and inspire humanity. 

Civil rights, human rights, the environment… there’s no shortage of worthy causes on the planet today. Join us for this hands-on event and start writing a brand-new song with the purpose of changing our world for the better.

Saturday May 18, 2019
2:30pm-6:30pm
Limited to 16 Participants • Manhattan location
Register Today!
Free for ASCAP Members • $100 for non-ASCAP members

CLICK HERE TO JOIN EMAIL LIST FOR FUTURE SONGWRITING EVENTS

Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation

 

Alex Forbes bio: With numerous Billboard-charting singles, over 150 releases, and millions of album sales under her belt, Alex Forbes exudes a contagious passion on the subject of songwriting. Her material has found a home on major and indie labels, feature films and TV in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Founder of the top songwriting coaching site CreativeSongwriter.com and author of the inspirational guide Write Songs Right Now, Alex has led courses and workshops for NYU Steinhardt, the ASCAP Foundation and many other organizations. Her most recent release, “I Dance My Dance,” is featured on the new album by three-time Grammy Award-winner, Nile Rodgers.  creativesongwriter.com

Valerie Ghent bio: Powerhouse recording artist Valerie Ghent is a New York singer, songwriter, keyboard phenomenon who wows audiences with her emotive, evocative voice, piano chops to match, and “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.” Valerie is an outstanding live performer, weaving together blues, soul, R+B and jazz with her stunning 3 1/2 octave range, treating listeners to soulful, highly melodic music rendered with passion, undeniable skill and a mighty heart.

Founder of Songwriter’s Beat in 2000, Valerie is longtime keyboardist, vocalist and engineer with music legends Ashford & Simpson, and has performed/ recorded with artists as diverse as Dr. Maya Angelou, Billy Preston, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Deborah Harry (Blondie).

In addition to her newest single, Feelin’ Alright (2018), Valerie has released five albums, including Day to Day Dream, which launched her #1 hit song on iHeart Radio, Love Enough for a Lifetime. Valerie’s album Velours, recorded in NYC and France, was named Soul Tracks Top 50 Albums of 2016, plus launched the hit song and video, New York City Streets, hailed by critics as a “New Anthem for NYC”. Valerie tours and records in France, her popularity in Europe resulted in the release of The French Sessions (2017), her first album on a French label.  valerieghent.com

Songwriter’s Beat LIVE – Oct. 25, 2018 – feat. Valerie Ghent, Steve Addabbo & Pierre Sibille

 Songwriter’s Beat streaming live!
w/ Valerie Ghent, Steve Addabbo & Pierre Sibille

October 25, 2018 at 7pm


STREAMING LIVE from Shelter Island Sound

CLICK HERE FOR TIX

and listen via Concert Window!

 

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Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation!

 

Song Accelerator Workshop w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent- Sat. Dec 8, 2018

Song Accelerator Songwriting Intensive – Join us for this fast-paced songwriting workshop !

Saturday, Dec 8th, 2018 * 12pm-5pm

  • Put your best Song Starts on the fast track to completion
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
  • Gather referrals to professional studios, musicians, singers & producers

Workshop limited to 16 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$100 for non-members

This class filled up fast!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST

& be the first to know of our 2019 songwriting workshops!

Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation!

 

Alex Forbes bio: With numerous Billboard-charting singles, over 150 releases, and millions of album sales under her belt, Alex Forbes exudes a contagious passion on the subject of songwriting. Her material has found a home on major and indie labels, feature films and TV in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Founder of the top songwriting coaching site CreativeSongwriter.com and author of the inspirational guide Write Songs Right Now, Alex has led courses and workshops for NYU Steinhardt, the ASCAP Foundation and many other organizations. Her most recent release, “I Dance My Dance,” is featured on the new album by three-time Grammy Award-winner, Nile Rodgers.  creativesongwriter.com

Valerie Ghent bio: Powerhouse recording artist Valerie Ghent is a New York singer, songwriter, keyboard phenomenon who wows audiences with her emotive, evocative voice, piano chops to match, and “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.” Valerie is an outstanding live performer, weaving together blues, soul, R+B, jazz and pop, with her stunning 3 1/2 octave range and treating listeners to soulful, highly melodic music rendered with passion, undeniable skill and a mighty heart. Founder of Songwriter’s Beat in 2000, Valerie is longtime keyboardist, vocalist and engineer with music legends Ashford & Simpson, and has performed/recorded with artists as diverse as Dr. Maya Angelou, Billy Preston, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Deborah Harry (Blondie). In addition to her newest single, Feelin’ Alright (2018), Valerie has produced five albums, including Day to Day Dream, which launched her #1 hit song on iHeart Radio, Love Enough for a Lifetime. Her album Velours, recorded in NYC and France, was named Soul Tracks Top 50 Albums of 2016, plus launched the hit song and video, New York City Streets, hailed by critics as a “New Anthem for NYC”. Valerie tours and records in France several times each year. Her popularity in Europe resulted in the release of The French Sessions (2017), her first album on a French label.  valerieghent.com

 

Targeted Songwriting: Crafting Your Lyrics & Music – Oct 6, 2018

Join us on October 6th for this fast-paced, hands-on workshop! Bring a new song-inprogress that aims to “hit the mark” for a specific artist or genre, and get professional tips, techniques and feedback from hit songwriter and songwriting coach Alex Forbes and powerhouse recording artist and songwriter Valerie Ghent.

in this workshop you will:
• Take bold risks by escaping your songwriting comfort zone
• Challenge yourself to create unforgettable lyric-melody marriages
• Learn new tools to become more objective about your own work
• Courageously explore your emotional truth and big ideas
• Get professional feedback on your new song-in-progress

More details:
• Workshop will be in Manhattan on Saturday, Oct. 6th from noon to 5pm
• Limited to 16 participants, and it will fill up fast, so register soon!
• The workshop is free for ASCAP members, $100 for other songwriters

To register, CLICK HERE

One-day Intensive Workshop Opportunity presented by The ASCAP Foundation & Songwriter’s Beat

 

Writing Your Next 3-Minute Masterpiece: Pro Songwriting Tips & Techniques

Is it time for your lyrics and music to take an exponential leap in quality?

• Are your songs-in-progress stalled, or in need of in-depth pro feedback?
• Want to practice the essential art of reworking your best Song Starts?

Join hit songwriter Alex Forbes and Songwriters Beat founder Valerie Ghent for this exciting workshop series.

Part 1: Saturday, Sept. 23, noon to 5pm
Part 2: Sunday, Nov. 12, noon to 5pm in NYC

In Part 1, each participant will present two works-in-progress, get detailed professional critiques, and meet new colleagues. Then everyone will return for Part 2 to perform their rewrites… or present completely new material

Workshop limited to 12 participants
Geared for Intermediate and Advanced Songwriters
Free for ASCAP Members
$100 for Non-Members

Submit your application today!

Thanks to the ASCAP Foundation!

Songwriter’s Beat * Dec 14, 2016 @ 7pm * w/ Richard Barone, Valerie Ghent, Mary Lee Kortes & Steve Addabbo – LIVE from Shelter Island Sound

We are thrilled to announce our first streaming Songwriter’s Beat,
with acclaimed performing songwriters Mary Lee Kortes, Steve Addabbo, Richard Barone & Valerie Ghent.

December 14, 2016 at 7pm
STREAMING LIVE!

 CLICK HERE FOR TIX

and listen via Concert Window!

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4 Songwriters. New songs. Streaming live straight to your ears!

December 2016 is the 16th anniversary of Songwriter’s Beat.
Since our founding we have featured hundreds of songwriters, hundreds of new songs, bringing new songs to life and artists to new audiences.

Special thanks to The ASCAP Foundation.

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Songwriters Beat – bringing new songs to life!

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