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Song Accelerator Workshop w/ Valerie Ghent & Alex Forbes- Sat. Dec 3, 2022

Song Accelerator Workshop – A Virtual Songwriting Intensive

Saturday, December 3, 2022 * 12pm-3pm EST

  • Bring your best Song Start on the fast track to completion
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
Virtual Workshop on Zoom
Workshop limited to 12 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$20 for non-members

Click here to Register

Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation!

Testimonials:

“The workshops with Alex and Valerie have always left me feeling inspired and motivated.”
“This workshop was one of the most beneficial I’ve had, and I’ve been to a lot.”
“Couldn’t ask for kinder, more insightful, knowledgeable guides on the mysteries of songwriting.”
“Valerie and Alex were easy-going and gave feedback in a constructive way.”
“This was my second workshop with them and after taking their feedback into account, my songs jumped to another level.”

 

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, engineer & 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

Songwriter’s Beat NewSongs Songwriting Workshops are made possible with support from The ASCAP Foundation.

Songs for Social Action w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – Oct 8, 2022

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

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

Songs for Social Action Workshop – A Virtual Songwriting Intensive

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 * 1pm-4pm EDT

  • Wars and conflict are sweeping across the globe. Millions of people are fleeing their homes. 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.
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
Virtual Workshop on Zoom
Workshop limited to 12 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$20 for non-members

REGISTER HERE

 

Testimonials:

“The workshops with Alex and Valerie have always left me feeling inspired and motivated.”

“This workshop was one of the most beneficial I’ve had, and I’ve been to a lot.”

“Couldn’t ask for kinder, more insightful, knowledgeable guides on the mysteries of songwriting.”

“Valerie and Alex were easy-going and gave feedback in a constructive way.”

“This was my second workshop with them and after taking their feedback into account, my songs jumped to another level.”

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, engineer & 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.comSongwriter’s Beat NewSongs Songwriting Workshops are made possible with support from The ASCAP Foundation.

Songs for Social Action w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – May 7, 2022

 

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

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

Songs for Social Action Workshop – A Virtual Songwriting Intensive

Saturday, May 7, 2022 * 1pm-4pm EDT

  • Wars and conflict are sweeping across the globe. Millions of people are fleeing their homes. 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.
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
Virtual Workshop on Zoom
Workshop limited to 12 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$20 for non-members

Testimonials:

“The workshops with Alex and Valerie have always left me feeling inspired and motivated.”
“This workshop was one of the most beneficial I’ve had, and I’ve been to a lot.”
“Couldn’t ask for kinder, more insightful, knowledgeable guides on the mysteries of songwriting.”
“Valerie and Alex were easy-going and gave feedback in a constructive way.”
“This was my second workshop with them and after taking their feedback into account, my songs jumped to another level.”

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, engineer & 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

Songwriter’s Beat NewSongs Songwriting Workshops are made possible with support from The ASCAP Foundation.

 

Song Accelerator Workshop w/ Valerie Ghent & Alex Forbes – March 19, 2022

Song Accelerator Workshop – A Virtual Songwriting Intensive

Saturday, March 19, 2022 * 1pm-4pm EDT

  • Bring your best Song Start on the fast track to completion
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
Virtual Workshop on Zoom
Workshop limited to 12 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$20 for non-members

CLASS IS FULL – Click here to join wait list

Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation!

Testimonials:

“The workshops with Alex and Valerie have always left me feeling inspired and motivated.”
“This workshop was one of the most beneficial I’ve had, and I’ve been to a lot.”
“Couldn’t ask for kinder, more insightful, knowledgeable guides on the mysteries of songwriting.”
“Valerie and Alex were easy-going and gave feedback in a constructive way.”
“This was my second workshop with them and after taking their feedback into account, my songs jumped to another level.”

 

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, engineer & 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

Songwriter’s Beat NewSongs Songwriting Workshops are made possible with support from The ASCAP Foundation.

Song Accelerator Workshop w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – Oct 23, 2021

Song Accelerator Workshop – A Virtual Songwriting Intensive

Saturday, October 23, 2021 * 1pm-4pm EDT

  • Bring your best Song Start on the fast track to completion
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
Virtual Workshop on Zoom
Workshop limited to 12 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$20 for non-members

This class is full

CLICK HERE to Join the Waitlist

Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation!

Testimonials:

“The workshops with Alex and Valerie have always left me feeling inspired and motivated.”
“This workshop was one of the most beneficial I’ve had, and I’ve been to a lot.”
“Couldn’t ask for kinder, more insightful, knowledgeable guides on the mysteries of songwriting.”
“Valerie and Alex were easy-going and gave feedback in a constructive way.”
“This was my second workshop with them and after taking their feedback into account, my songs jumped to another level.”

 

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, engineer & 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

Songwriter’s Beat NewSongs Songwriting Workshops are made possible with support from The ASCAP Foundation.

Song Accelerator Workshop w/ Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – April 10, 2021

Song Accelerator Workshop – A Virtual Songwriting Intensive

Saturday, April 10, 2021 * 1pm-4pm EDT

  • Bring your best Song Start on the fast track to completion
  • Get valuable feedback in a rigorous yet supportive environment
  • Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
Virtual Workshop on Zoom
Workshop limited to 12 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$20 for non-members

WORKSHOP & WAITLIST ARE FULL!
JOIN THE EMAIL LIST HERE FOR FUTURE EVENTS

Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation!

Testimonials:

“The workshops with Alex and Valerie have always left me feeling inspired and motivated.”
“This workshop was one of the most beneficial I’ve had, and I’ve been to a lot.”
“Couldn’t ask for kinder, more insightful, knowledgeable guides on the mysteries of songwriting.”
“Valerie and Alex were easy-going and gave feedback in a constructive way.”
“This was my second workshop with them and after taking their feedback into account, my songs jumped to another level.”

 

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

Songwriter’s Beat NewSongs Songwriting Workshops are made possible with support from The ASCAP Foundation.

Stripped-Down Songwriting with Alex Forbes and Valerie Ghent

ASCAP Foundation/Songwriter’s Beat
Stripped-Down Songwriting with Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent – Fall 2020

The essence of a great song stands on its own. This 3-hour virtual workshop is an opportunity to present your latest work-in-progress — without all the bells and whistles of production, backup vocals and studio wizardry. Get feedback from industry pros Valerie Ghent and Alex Forbes, as well as the encouragement of a supportive community of songwriting peers.

Hosted on Zoom

Stripped-Down Songwriting dates:

Saturday September 26, 1-4pm (EDT)
Saturday November 14, 1-4pm (EST)

Limited to 16 Participants

FREE for ASCAP members

 

WORKSHOP IS FULL!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST

 

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

 

Songwriter’s Beat NewSongs Songwriting Workshops are made possible with support from The ASCAP Foundation.

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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