Mahtomedi 2016

This class was a new format. Songwriting was part of an introductory guitar and piano performance course. As the students were learning to play the instrument, they were also learning to write their own music…pretty cool. This class had a lot of nice hooks in the songs, and we even had two brave students who successfully wrote their own lyrics […]

Westwood 2016

This class was a bit of a wild ride, but we made it! Some real talent in these young people…lots of good ideas and they weren’t afraid to sing out in studio. Enjoy! Sheliah – My Grandma   Sammie – I Just Need Some Freedom   Bryan and Peyton – You and Me and the Moon   Leslie – Perfect […]

Edgewood 2016

Another great year with Mrs. Liz Cummings-Cervenka and the students of Edgewood Middle School! We got to spend just about every day, all year long with these students. We did music theory, history, science, business, production, and of course we wrote a bunch of songs. They got so good at it by the end that we could fire off a […]

Edgewood Summer 2015

You Won’t Get the Best of Me Unicorns Be Like Tiny Purple Toilet Monster Nothing We Can’t Do Let’s Go It Will Be Alright Future Heroes Fire In His Eyes Come Back Unicorns Butterflies

Rock and Ride!

Rock and Ride!

Rock & Ride! (Biker Run benefit/fundraiser for music education) Live Music outdoors, BBQ, Motorcycles AND raise money for youth music education! $10 suggested donation to join the party Includes LIVE music outside, the motorcycle run, free hot dogs/brats on the grill and all the proceeds go to Discover Music which is a local non-profit organization that offers music education for […]

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

Our year-long class in Mounds View is humming right along. This month the students were visited by a local legend, JD Steele. JD worked with the students on setting melodies to their chord progressions and on crafting lyrics to fit the songs. They really liked having him in class, especially after he led the whole class in singing an impromptu […]

2014 Summer Songwriting CD

2014 Summer Songwriting CD

This year we had some heavy-hitting young songwriters. There was a large variety in style. It ran the gamut from pop to rock, r&B, rap, country, folk…it was all over the place and that’s a good sign. This album features some great young performing talent as well. There are some guitar tracks by Dylan Salfer and many vocal tracks by […]