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
Workshop limited to 12 participants
Free for ASCAP members
$20 for non-members
“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.”
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.