HOW IT WORKS
"My abilities have grown tremendously since I began studying with Wayne.” - hitsongschool.com student
Individual 1-hour song tutoring sessions via Skype or in-person meeting. Wayne shares a series of personalized hit songwriting tools from 25 years as a songwriter/co-writer/producer/artist developer, which will help you create immediately impactful attention-grabbing songs. You will also receive detailed melody, lyric, structure and track critiques of your songs. U.S. students enroll, here. Non-U.S. students enroll, here.
Each course consists of 10-lesson online video, text and assignments from Wayne, via Google classroom, alongside video and text feedback with me.
Each lesson is designed to be convenient for your schedule so that you can do the work in short time chunks, employing multiple brief videos, readings and homework. You can work at your own pace, as little as 10 minutes at a time, or as much as 60 minutes at a time, and you can watch and then re-watch the videos, re-read the readings, and take as long as you need with the homework, whatever pace best suits your learning style.
The videos vary in length between 2 and 10 minutes, with several of them 5 minutes or less. The readings are usually between 5 and 20 minutes and the homework 10 to 30 minutes, depending on how quickly you read or write.
The beauty of these online courses is that once you start a course you can view the lessons and do the work anytime, anywhere you have a WiFi connection that enables you to view video and pdfs. You will need a smartphone or computer that can record and upload video and scan and upload pdfs (more about that once you sign up). Throughout the duration of the courses students receive real-time feedback on in-progress songs. Videos of each lesson are available to you on the web.
Additionally, HSS provides student networking opportunities.
Get a free consultation with one of our team, and a free interactive lesson from one of our 10-lesson interactive courses, including real-time instructor feedback, here.
15% discount on Melody Writing course, enroll by March 12th, use checkout code MWSP18, enroll here.
Students will listen, read text related to, analyze the melodies/melodic structure of, and complete exercises and compose melodies employing melodic techniques found in hit pop songs. Instructor will also provide students with critiques of students’ melodies and melody technique assignments. Course objective is for student to learn and employ techniques and exercises for generating coherent memorable hit song melodies. (Partial syllabus, here.)
The course is taught by multi-platinum, five-million selling songwriter, record producer, artist developer, educator and hitsongschool founder Wayne Cohen.
Enroll now in our Melody Writing, 10 lesson, work-at-your-own-pace online course, with real-time instructor feedback and receive a 15% discount.
Students will learn and employ techniques for generating compelling titles, stories, structure, hooks, consistent lyric perspective, and universal, real, urgent emotional truths, found in hit pop songs. Students will also listen, read text related to, analyze the lyric structure of current hit songs. Instructor will provide students with critiques of students’ lyric writing technique assignments. Course objective is for students to learn and employ techniques and exercises for generating coherent memorable hit song lyrics. (Partial syllabus, here.) Enroll, here.
Students will learn to analyze and employ contemporary pop track writing, arranging and production techniques, including use of Pro Tools, and various soft synth samplers, beat making apps and digital plug-ins. Students will also listen, read text related to, analyze the track structure of current hit songs. (Partial syllabus, here.) Enroll, here.
1-6pm on two consecutive Saturdays, five-million selling songwriter and hitsongschool.com founder Wayne Cohen will lead 5 hour group song tutoring workshops, in-person, at NYC studio Stand Up Sound (and via Skype). In these sessions, you will:
Wake up your creative thinking
Learn the differences between a hit song and just a good song
Learn intentional melody, lyric and songs structure tips
Receive detailed melody, lyric, structure and track critiques of your songs
Bring 1-2 songs or songs-in-progress to be shared during the workshop.
Attend this two-session intensive workshop, and learn to create immediately impactful, attention-grabbing songs. Two session discounted price: $310 (regular price $370), use code TSSJ19.
HSS WILL BE SOON BE ADDING TWO NEW OPPORTUNITIES:
CuratedCollab is a free service, for hitsongschool.com attendees, that generates productive hit songwriting collaborations. CuratedCollab members are provided complementary co-writing connections from a hand-picked group of artists, songwriters and producers, curated by five-million-selling songwriter, record producer, music educator and hitsongschool.com founder, Wayne Cohen. CuratedCollab members will also be entitled to discounts on hitsongschool.com courses, workshops and 1:1 tutoring and SongCamps. Paid subscriptions are available to non-HSS attendees.
SongCamp is a 3-day co-writing opportunity for up to 9 hand-picked artists, songwriters and producers, supervised by five-million-selling songwriter, record producer, music educator and hitsongschool.com founder, Wayne Cohen. SongCamp takes place at Wayne’s NYC studio Stand Up Sound or via online video chat. Participants will have the opportunity to co-write, network, and will receive a song critique session with Wayne and/or special industry guests. SongCamp participants will be eligible for discounted prices on HSS course offerings, as well as receiving free membership to CuratedCollab, a Hit Song School service that generates productive hit songwriting collaborations.