Join us April 15 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 held on Zoom
• Limited to 12 participants
• The workshop is free for ASCAP members, $20 for other songwriters

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“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 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, 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).

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