The NSAI bulletin for the Los Angeles area Workshop

July-August 2001

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Summer Seminar Series

The NSAI Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego Workshops are combining resources to bring
you a series of summer seminars led by pro writers from Nashville and LA..  The seminars will be held
on July 7, July 28, and August 18.

The July 7 event, to be held from 8:30am to 3:30pmat Woodbridge High School at #2 Meadowbrook, Irvine,
will feature Nashville writer and performer Marc-Alan Barnette. Marc is truly one of the best people you
could ever meet if you are serious about the music business.  He is one of the most knowledgeable,
big-hearted, talented, hysterically funny people you'll ever meet!  On top of all that he loves songwriters and
singers, and honestly wants to help us reach our goals!

Marc has been in Nashville for 11 years.  He is very much an insider.  He knows everyone in that
town and they all know him.  He knows what to do, and how to avoid mistakes along the way.  He's faced
real life doors opening and closing, but even closed doors never stopped him from pursuing his dream.

Marc will focus on these topics:  Building Relationships, Making your Songs more Competitive ,Staying Focused , Being in
it for the Long Haul,  Marc will also do critiques for the group.  One-on-one seesions with Marc will be available on
a first come, first served basis. There will be a concert from 6:00-8:00pm featuring Marc, Joannah McKee,
and Ken Byrd at McClure’s,14401 Newport Avenue, Tustin, .

To register, send a  check payable to NSAI for $20.00 to Bev Nelsons,  #5 Aspen Tree Lane, Irvine,  CA  92612.
Registration onthe day of the event will be $25.00.  Please e-mail Bev Nelson at if you
plan on attending so we can get a count.

The Saturday, July 28event will feature Harriet Schock, writer of "Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady"
and author of "Becoming Remarkable"). The Saturday workshop will be at the home of Liz Axford in
Del Mar ($10 from 1:00-5:00pm. Harriet will be going over the new set of six songwriting exercises she
has created for the NSAI workshops on "Getting Pictures into Your Lyrics" and will do song critiques.
Please register in advance with Liz Axford ( or 858-481-5650) if you plan to att

The August 18 Seminar, featuring Songwriter and vocalist Tim Buppert, will be held at Hallenbeck’s
General Store, 5510 N. Cahuenga Blvd. in North Hollywood. Tim wrote the hit “She’s Sure Taking it
Well”. He is also one of the premiere demo singers in Nashville.

Cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members if paid in advance, $50 at the door. To register, make
your check payable to Craig Lackey and mail it to Craig Lackey, 1045 3rd St. #205, Santa Monica, CA

Following the seminar, there will be a concert featuring Tim and friends, 8:00-10:00pm at Hallenbeck's.
The concert is free to seminar participants, $10 for all others.

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July-August '01 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Location
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held from 4-7p.m. at Musician's Institute, 1655 McCadden Place, just off Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Admission is free for NSAI members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call Craig Lackey at (310)319-9454 or email Seth Jackson at
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