West Coast Songwriters is proud to present numerous classes and workshops from industry leaders throughout the year. Check back here often to see what's coming next.

“SongC.R.A.F.T. (tm) - Writing Songs in Your Authentic Voice”

Saturday, March 23rd 1PM-4pm.  Cost $50 which includes a copy of the book.

Held at the WCS Office, 1724 Laurel Street, suite 120, San Carlos CA 94070


It is so easy to second-guess your efforts in any creative endeavor, and songwriters are not immune to those critical voices that seem to come out of nowhere to tell you you’re not good enough, your song has already been written, or that no one will listen anyway. Don’t lose heart!! The value of your contribution is much greater than you might imagine.

SongC.R.A.F.T. is here to help you gain the insight and confidence you need to find and write in your most authentic voice.  In the workshop, we will guide you through a series of exercises designed to help you reflect on personal experiences, get to the heart of their emotional significance, and speak from that deep place of self knowledge.  In this way, we hope to encourage you to practice your art in an intentional way and to find peace in and success for your efforts."



Online Classes With Hit Songwriter Gary Burr

Gary Burr

Gary Burr

You all want to write the best, most compelling songs you can. What if you could get some help and hints from a successful songwriter to make your existing songs better or write better songs from scratch?

I am writing to you about a new online course designed to help you write the best songs you can offered by Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter, Gary Burr.

Gary Burr has had 32 top 40 hits, 24 top tens and 14 number ones, and been honored as Songwriter of the Year by Billboard Magazine, ASCAP and the Nashville Songwriters Association of America. His songs have been recorded in the rock, pop, Latin and country genres by artists as diverse as Juice Newton, Joe Cocker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Faith Hill, Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera, and many others.

He has created a course to teach you what he has learned over the course of writing songs and getting them recorded over the past almost 40 years. It supplements the kind of instruction and guidance we have been offering at our West Coast Songwriting Festival.

Gary has a different slant, and is not only a good teacher, but he makes the process fun and lively.

And because it is online, you don’t have to spend time or money traveling. And you can go over the course material as often as you need to fully absorb and use the lessons within.

It’s rare to find someone who both knows how to write great songs AND how to help others write better songs. Gary is the real deal.