The NSAI update for the Los Angeles
On Saturday, November 22, hit songwriter Steve
Seskin will lead us in an all-day seminar. Steve is one of Nashville’s
top songwriters, although he resides in California and has never lived
in Nashville. He has written such hits as “Daddy’s Money”, “Life’s
a Dance”, “I Think About You”, “No Man’s Land”, and “For
a Change”. He’s co-written over 400 songs with such writers as Gary
Burr, Bob DiPiero, Jon Bonjovi, Allen Shamblin, and Pam Tillis.
Steve Seskin Master Workshop
If you attended the seminar that Steve conducted for us last year, you
know that Steve is also one of the finest songwriting teachers around.
This seminar will complement last year’s event, which had lyric writing
as the primary focus. This time, Steve will share some of his formidable
knowledge on writing music, as well as other music business topics of interest
to the participants.
Steve stresses the importance of co-writing, not just for the creative
energy, but also for political reasons. “When you are writing with a staff
writer from Warner Bros. Music, you are in business with Warner Bros. Music.”
The Steve Seskin Songwriting Seminar will be held on Saturday, November
22 at Musician’s Institute. Steve will share his insight into the craft
and business of songwriting from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and will give
us valuable song evaluations from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The all-day seminar
is open to fifty people, and the song critiques are limited to the first
twenty people who sign up. The critique session will be a valuable learning
experience whether or not your song is being evaluated, so don’t miss it!
Admission to this exciting event is: a) Full Seminar With Critique of
Your Song - $35.00 in advance, $45.00 at door; b) Full Seminar Without
Critique of Your Song - $25.00 in advance, $35.00 at door. To sign up,
send a check to Vickie Vining at P.O. Box 1168-881, Studio City, CA 91604.
Be sure to include your phone number on your check. You can call Vickie
at (818)752-7484 to see if openings are still available.
October-November-December '97 Workshop Schedule
Sunday, October 5, 4-7pm at Musician’s Institute - Group Song Critiques.
The process of giving and receiving critiques helps you to improve your
latest song and to write better songs in the future. Bring one song (on
cassette or play it live) and 20 copies of your lyric sheet. We also critique
lyrics only or music only.
Sunday, October 26, 1997 4-7pm at Musician’s Institute - Guitar Pull.
Come on down for old-fashioned Nashville-style guitar pull! This is a time
to share your songs with your fellow songwriters in a non-critique environment
- just for the fun of it!
Sunday, November 9, 4-7pm at Musician’s Institute - Group Song Critiques.
Bring one song and 20 copies of your lyric sheet.
Saturday, November 22, 10:00am-5:00pm at Musician’s Institute - Steve
Seskin Master Workshop. Hit songwriter Steve
Seskin will present an all-day seminar. See accompanying article for
Sunday, Dec. 7, 4:00-8:00pm at Seth Jackson’s Residence, Holiday
Guitar Pull and Potluck Dinner. Come join us for this year-end
guitar pull and holiday gathering. Bring some songs or lyrics to share
with the group and some food or beverage, and bring your spouse or significant
other! For directions, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
and NAS members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call Bev Nelson
at (714) 733-2717 or email Seth Jackson at email@example.com.
Marty Axelrod and Cathy Carlson won the Song of the Year
award for the CCMA Los Angeles region for their song “Whoop De Do”.
John LeGrande signed his song “Attention Shoppers”, co-written
with Seth Jackson, with Cavet-Vanderpool Publishing, Nashville.
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