WCS VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Ruth Gerson has taught "Singing, Songwriting and Performance" at Princeton University as a Forbes College Fellow. She is the founder of San Francisco Vocal Coaching and the creator of The Singingbelt System. She currently teaches private lessons in singing and songwriting online and in Los Gatos, CA. Her students have appeared on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, Disney, VH-1, MTV and American Idol. She has also helped her young adult students prepare, audition and gain acceptance to Berklee College of Music, USC (Thornton), UCLA, Univ. of Miami (Frost), Carnegie Mellon Conservatory, NYU (Steinhardt & Tisch) and Boston University. More about Ruth and her Vocal Coaching visit her site ruthgerson.com

This course has an introduction and 3 Voice Lessons. 

The West Coast Songwriting Annual Conference was for the first time, online in 2020. If you were there review or watch what you missed. If you were unable to attend check out what you missed and we encourage you to attend our up and coming Virtual Conference 2021. 

This course has:

1. The Interview with James Michael of Sixx:A.M

2. The Opening Panel - Creativity During Crisis, Exploring the New Paradigm Moderator: Larry Batiste | D’Mar | Richard Harris | Jane Bach | Rodney Gordy

3. Writing, Rewriting, there is a Difference with Steve Seskin

4. Nashville Now with Antoinette Olesen, Sheree Spoltore, Liz Rogers & Courtney Allen

5. Songwriting 101 with Emma Gerson & Rachel Efron

6. Broadcast & Livestream: Beginnings

7. Songwriter Land with Nashville & Bay Area Producer Kenny Schick

8. Young Adult Panel Debunking the Top Ten Myths

9. Music for Theater with Jon Berger and Melissa Harding

Andre Pessis has 16 hit songs and been on 7 number one albums including the Bonnie Raitt “Luck Of The Draw” multi platinum CD that won 3 Grammys, and a song on the HBO Movie “Grey Gardens” that won 6 Emmies and 2 Golden Globes. He has 13 Platinum records and one Diamond album (ten platinum) and won 5 ASCAP awards. 

Andre's been recorded by: Huey Lewis and The News, MR Big, Tim McGraw, Waylon Jennings, Journey, The Dead, Ratdog, Southern Pacific, Glenn Medeiros, Ann Wilson of Heart, Gregg Rolie, Paul Carrack, Ben E King, The Stylistics, Laura Branigan, Bigbird, Erica Jayne, and had 10 songs recorded by Mickey Hart co written by Robert Hunter. 

Andre's had songs on major Motion pictures including the theme song from “Pink Cadillac” (Clint Eastwood), a song on “I Love you Phillip Morris (Jim Carrey) as well as numerous TV shows including: Sesame Street”, the theme song for the CBS Prime time reality show “There Goes the Neighborhood” as well as the Theme song for “Pride Fighting” 

He's had 2 songs on Sega Genesis Daytona USA. 

He and Eric Martin wrote “The World Is On The Way”, recorded by MR Big. All the royalties donated to the Tsunami victims in Japan. The song raised over 300 thousand dollars in a few months and was voted “Song Of The Year” in 2011. 

He's had 10 songs on the MR Big CD released October of 2014 and entered the Japanese charts at number 6. 

Andre was President of the San Francisco chapter of “The Recording Academy” for two years and a Governor for more than eleven years. 

He's taught the business and craft of songwriting at WCS, Sonoma State and UCSF . 

His hit song “Anyway The Wind Blows” from the Clint Eastwood movie – “Pink Cadillac” won a BMI award for over one million plays. 

Andre has a song on the new Gregg Rolie CD Sonic Ranch also on the new Ronnie Montrose CD 10X10 

Andre has the opening song in the new play “The Heart Of Rock N Roll which broke box office records in San Diego and will open on Broadway in the Fall of 2021. 

His song “We Keep Falling In Love” is on the number one streaming movie in the world “White Lines”

All our courses are hosted on the THINKIFIC.COM platform. You will be taken to a different website to do the courses. You will need to sign up on the Thinkific site to do the courses.  All funds go to West Coast Songwriters.  If you have any thoughts and ideas for classes please contact us.