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
Free for ASCAP members



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 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.

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.