Industry Activities

  • Frequent guest co-host, Samm Brown’s For The Record KPFK 90.7FM radio show, 2001-current
  • Interviews published in ASCAP Magazine and Weil Institute of Carnegie Hall
  • Recent guest on DC Live on RockStarRadio Network with host Don Cromwell
  • Co-writing – numerous projects in Los Angeles and worldwide.
  • Judging the IMTA Talent contest, singer branch, Los Angeles and New York: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Individual one-on-one Songwriter Mentoring sessions, ASCAP Expo 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, Hollywood, CA.
  • Guest Speaker, Songsalive, Los Angeles. 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Guest Speaker, Songsalive, Orange County, 2013
  • September 2011, seminar on Writing for Musicals
  • Guest Speaker West Coast Songwriters Association
  • http://www.songsalive.org/speakers.html
  • Staff Songwriter, Rondor Music (Almo/Irving Music) 5 years
  • Conducting IMTA‘s Seminar For Singers, 2007, 2008, 2009 in New York, and Los Angeles, along with Michael Jay, Stevi Meredith and Barbara Epstein http://imta.com/
  • Traveling to the Gold Coast of Australia October 5-11, 2008 with 5 top US songwriters to participate in panels and conduct lyrics class for The Very Best of the U.S. in Oz Songwriting and Performance Workshop. Organized by Alan Roy Scott for Music Bridge http://www.usinoz.org/. Other participants include Wendy Waldman, Gary Nicholson, Michael Jay, Harold Payne and John Mandeville
  • Traveling to Denmark November 2-17, 2008 to tour the country conducting several songwriting seminars. Tour is sponsored by Danish Performing Rights Organization KODA, and organized by Brett Perkins. Targeted to Music Conservatories and songwriter organizations.
  • U.C.L.A. Extension – 8 years teaching “Advanced Lyric Writing;” helped launch Songwriter Accreditation program
  • California Copyright Conference, guest speaker (2x)
  • Judging Best New Talent Awards, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, Los Angeles
  • Traveling with songwriter delegates from NSAI to Washington DC May 21-23, 2007, to participate in lobbying Congress for Songwriter Rights, conducted by Bart Herbison, Executive Director of NSAI http://nashvillesongwriters.com/
  • Guest Enrichment Lecturer on the Norwegian Cruise Lines “Dawn” November 25-December 2, 2007, on the topic “Making Every Moment Count”
  • Author, “The Art of Writing Love Songs,” (2004: Allworth Press)
  • iAuthor, “The Art of Writing Great Lyrics,” (2001: Allworth Press)
  • Music Speaks Louder Than Words – Soviet Union & USA songwriters creative confab 1988

 

PAST SEMINARS

  • Danish Songwriters Union/Danish Music Conservatories
  • Songsalive Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Breaking Into Hollywood, seminars
  • Individual one-on-one Songwriter Mentoring, ASCAP Expo
  • NSAI SongPosium
  • US in Oz, Gold Coast, Australia
  • San Francisco State University
  • Northern California Songwriters’ Assn. (3X)
  • Arizona Songwriters’ Association (2X)
  • 9-L.A. Songwriters’ Showcase EXPO’s
  • National Academy of Songwriters, Master Classes
  • Songwriters Showcase of the Pacific (Honolulu)
  • Las Vegas Songwriter’s Assn.
  • Northern California Women In Film Festival
  • Independent Music Conference Utah Songwriters’ Association
  • Nashville Songwriters’ Assn. International – conducted Summer Master Class, Spring Seminar
  • Dallas Songwriters Assn.
  • Utah Songwriters Assn.
  • Austin SongwritersGroup
  • Expo West — SOCAN’s annualseminar in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Sandhill Literary Conference,Augusta State University (March 1999)