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Mark W.
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Learn Hit Songwriting/Lyric Writing with Platinum Awarded Songwriter
I am a platinum awarded songwriter who has had over 250 of my songs recorded. I've been teaching my songwriting courses at UCLA extension for 16 years and at Songwriters School of Los Angeles for 8 years. I don't want to change you as a songwriter, I just want to make you a better "you" as a songwriter. I promise to do it in a fun and supportive way, with lessons and exercises designed to strengthen your songwriting skills.I teach the craft of commercial songwriting as practiced by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars.
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I am a platinum awarded songwriter who has been teaching songwriting for 16 years at UCLA extension and at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. As a performer I have recorded over 15 albums-- my style is similar to Michael Buble or Harry Connick. My last few albums have reached the top 2O on the Jazz charts and have gotten great reviews. My latest album "Old Friends" was just voted Best Album of 2021 in Jazziz magazine. As a performer I have sung in the US, England. Japan, Canada and Australia. I also write musicals and have the 2nd longest running musical in Off Broadway History. I have written and my songs have been recorded in Pop, Country, R n B and Soul, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Cabaret. I have learned that the basis for success in the music business is knowing how to write a great song. Let me give you the tools to write one in a fun and and supportive way.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Teaching since 2005

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Teaches ages 16+

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Mark W.
Teaches Online
Learn Hit Songwriting/Lyric Writing with Platinum Awarded Songwriter
I am a platinum awarded songwriter who has had over 250 of my songs recorded. I've been teaching my songwriting courses at UCLA extension for 16 years and at Songwriters School of Los Angeles for 8 years. I don't want to change you as a songwriter, I just want to make you a better "you" as a songwriter. I promise to do it in a fun and supportive way, with lessons and exercises designed to strengthen your songwriting skills.I teach the craft of commercial songwriting as practiced by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars.
About Mark W.

I am a platinum awarded songwriter who has been teaching songwriting for 16 years at UCLA extension and at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. As a performer I have recorded over 15 albums-- my style is similar to Michael Buble or Harry Connick. My last few albums have reached the top 2O on the Jazz charts and have gotten great reviews. My latest album "Old Friends" was just voted Best Album of 2021 in Jazziz magazine. As a performer I have sung in the US, England. Japan, Canada and Australia. I also write musicals and have the 2nd longest running musical in Off Broadway History. I have written and my songs have been recorded in Pop, Country, R n B and Soul, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Cabaret. I have learned that the basis for success in the music business is knowing how to write a great song. Let me give you the tools to write one in a fun and and supportive way.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Teaching since 2005

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Teaches ages 16+

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Mark is a wonderful teacher and a kindhearted man who brings and blend of artistic, technical, and practical wisdom to every situation. What I enjoyed most was that he challenged me as a writer while showing me ways to bring my best to every line. The lessons last, too; I notice myself drawing on our past lessons frequently when I write. Time spent learning from Mark is well spent, and even though he makes excellent jazz music (see him live sometime!) his input is valuable in any genre where the lyrics are important.

Posted Jan 21, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Mark is an incredible songwriting teacher! I began taking songwriting lessons with him almost a year ago and have seen incredible growth in my songwriting since then. Mark is extremely supportive and knows how to give great constructive criticism, I can't recommend him highly enough!

Posted Jan 18, 2022
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Mark has made such a difference to my songwriting and greatly increased my confidence. I am an example of a songwriter who does not have great skill in singing or playing my own songs. Mark has the remarkable ability to hear how the song is actually "supposed" to sound and what it is the student is trying to convey! Can't recommend him highly enough.

Posted Jan 9, 2022
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