Stripped-Down Songwriting Workshop with Alex Forbes & Valerie Ghent
Free for ASCAP members! Presented by The ASCAP Foundation & Songwriter's Beat
The essence of a great song stands on its own. This 3-hour virtual workshop is an opportunity to present your latest work-in-progress — without all the bells and whistles of production, backup vocals and studio wizardry. Get feedback from industry pros Valerie Ghent and Alex Forbes, as well as the encouragement of a supportive community of songwriting peers.
Hosted on Zoom
2 Sessions: Sat. Sept. 26 - OR - Sat. Nov. 14
Limited to 16 Participants
Valerie Ghent bio: Powerhouse recording artist Valerie Ghent is a New York singer, songwriter, 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). valerieghent.com