Songwriting

Study songwriting with published professional songwriters!

Sing Like a Star Studios offers Voice Lessons for all ages and experience levels from professional singers to beginners, Songwriting, Piano and Guitar, Lessons for Children, Studio Recording, and Performance Opportunities. We offer a Lessons for Less program with our highly qualified and trained Sing Like a Star Associate Teachers and a very unique and age appropriate program of instruction for children. You can take lessons from anywhere in the world with our Online Lessons.

The first step to getting started with any of our classes is to register for a no-obligation GETTING TO KNOW YOU introductory session with the teacher of your choice. Students who are highly motivated or are interested in becoming professional singers should invest in lessons with studio owner and Master Teacher Tricia Grey, MM. Students with financial constraints or who are exploring singing for fun will enjoy lessons with our SLaS Associate Teachers.

QUESTIONS? Please email our Sing Like a Star support team at support@singlikeastar.com; call our support team at 404-790-1830 Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm EST.

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This document will answer any questions you have about lessons at Sing Like a Star Studios.

SONGWRITING

Learn to write hit songs like an industry professional!  Songwriting is a very marketable skill in today’s music industry- ask Taylor Swift!

Studio founder Tricia Grey, MM enjoyed a lengthy career as a professional singer/songwriter in Los Angeles, CA before moving to Atlanta.  For over 20 years she toured, recorded, and wrote songs in some of LA’s most famous recording studios, working with many of the top names in the music business. She maintains her connections with professionals in the music scene in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York, and she gladly refers qualified students.

Tricia CD coverShe released her 10th CD of original music in 2010.  She has recorded in Los Angeles, Nashville, London and New York, working with some of the music industry’s best producers.

Why not study with a teacher who has a proven track record in the music industry as a professional singer/songwriter!

Tricia Grey MM, has developed a quick and easy approach to songwriting that will have you creating your own songs in no time-even if you do not currently play an instrument.  Starting with learning to play chord progressions on the piano, you will then learn to create melodies to go with those progressions, and lyrics that are commercial for today’s music styles.  Then you will learn how to record your song in the studio.
TRICIA GREY, MM AT THE PIANO

Many people have the idea that if they write some words to a “beat” provided by someone else, that constitutes songwriting.  But songwriting is so much more than that. There are many spokes to the songwriting wheel.   Songs are comprised of words (lyrics), chords (harmony), tune (melody), rhythm (beat), and song structure (how you deal with verses, choruses, bridges, etc). All of these are equally important in learning to become a good songwriter.

There are a few rules about songwriting that can really improve the quality of your writing.  For example: choruses should differ from verses in every way- melodically, harmonically and lyrically. Another important element to good songwriting is song structure- where you put the chorus, verse, and bridge of your song. What is popular as far as song structure changes over time-  you have to stay current with the trends that are happening now instead of trying to imitate what was popular from the trends of the past.

Learning how to write great “hooks” and where to use them can also make a huge difference as to whether your song becomes commercially successful or not.

At Sing Like a Star we will teach you how to address every aspect of songwriting-  how to “drive home the hook”, how to write great titles, how to play and accompany yourself and create chord progressions that go with your melodies, how to improve your lyric writing and polish your song so it will be competitive in today’s market.

Songwriting is very fulfilling and creative and it is something that is almost a requirement in today’s music world.  Very few artists today are signed on their voices alone- those who are getting record label interest bring much more to the table in terms of being able to write their own songs.

Even if you have never played an instrument you can learn to write your own songs at Sing Like a Star! And learning to play an instrument, such as piano or guitar, will make you a better singer- it will improve your musicianship skills like intonation, rhythm, phrasing, and style.

Here are some samples of Tricia Grey’s songs:

Track Listing

“Right Now”, the new CD by Tricia Grey, will move you to laughter, to tears, and will inspire you to get up and dance! With an exhilarating combination of positive, uplifting and inspirational lyrics set to jazz, blues, gospel, rock, and world beat music, this album will appeal to all lovers of good music. Unique and soulful lead and background vocals make this album a harmonic delight to listen to. Tricia is thrilled to be writing about subjects that will empower and inspire her listeners. Her songwriting speaks to life’s lessons learned, in a way that touches your heart. And she knows how to rock, too!

All songs written by Tricia Grey, ASCAP.  For bookings, please contact Tricia at support@singlikeastar.com

*Sing Like a Star is now partnered with a hit songwriting/production team from Sony Music who are actively seeking new singer/songwriters.  Developing your songwriting skills at Sing Like a Star could well be your entrance into a career in music.

 RATES FOR MASTER TEACHER TRICIA GREY, MM

*Students of any age who are pre-professional or who would like to become professional singers should invest in vocal study with studio owner and Master Teacher Tricia Grey, MM.

Tricia offers an initial half hour  GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) introductory session for $40.  After that, lessons are pre-paid monthly by automatic debit, on the first day of the month.

  • 30 minutes/ 4 weeks:  $260
  • 45 minutes/ 4 weeks:  $390
  • 60 minutes/ 4 weeks:  $520

Tricia occasionally offers the option of every-other-week lessons to adult students only; priority in scheduling is given to students who commit to weekly lessons.

  • 30 minutes/ 4 week month:  $150
  • 45 minutes/ 4 week month:  $250
  • 60 minutes/ 4 week month:  $300
    • All lessons are pre-paid monthly through our very secure online automatic debit system. We do not take cash, checks, or any other form of payment at the lesson; we want to use our time with you to focus on your voice!
    • Rates for 5-week months will be higher.

OPTIONS FOR SONGWRITING STUDY with Tricia Grey, MM

Studio 1:  SLaS East Cobb- 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, The Crossing Center, Suite B-200, Marietta GA  30068: Just OTP, Windy Hill exit from I-75 North, exit 5-B from I 400. Tricia teaches in East Cobb every day except Wed and Thur, until 9 pm.

Studio 2: SLaS North in Alpharetta- 365 Brady Place, (at Main Street), Alpharetta GA  30009: Haynes Bridge Exit 9 from I- 400 North.  Tricia teaches in Alpharetta on Thursday until 9 pm.

  • Or, you can take online voice lessons through your computer or mobile device (i-phone, i-pad, i-pod touch, Android, or Blackberry) any day of the week.

Internet voice lessons are just like in-person lessons- but you don’t have to drive!  They are very effective and convenient if you do not live in the Atlanta area- or even if you live locally but prefer not to drive.  What a great stress and time saver!  All you need is a computer or mobile device (smart phone, i-pad or i-pod touch) with video capability and wi-fi connection and you are set!  A video/audio recording of your lesson is sent to you after the lesson.

  • You can even take lessons with a speakerphone if your internet connection is not great.  Or, download the Cisco Webex Meetings app to your phone and have a lesson through 3-G, 4-G or LTE.

Book an Introductory Songwriting session with Master Teacher Tricia Grey, MM

SONGWRITING LESSONS WITH SING LIKE A STAR ASSOCIATE TEACHERS

Sing Like a Star Associate Teachers also teach songwriting.

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Study songwriting with a professional at Sing Like a Star Studios!

RATES  FOR SONGWRITING STUDY with SLaS ASSOCIATE TEACHERS

The SLaS Associate Teachers offers an initial half hour  GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) introductory session for $25.  After that, lessons are pre-paid monthly by automatic debit, on the first day of the month.

  • 30 minutes/ 4 weeks:  $100
  • 45 minutes/ 4 weeks:  $150
  • 60 minutes/ 4 weeks:  $200
    • All lessons are pre-paid monthly through our very secure online automatic debit system. We do not take cash, checks, or any other form of payment at the lesson; we want to use our time with you to focus on your voice!
    • Rates for 5-week months will be higher.

OPTIONS  FOR SONGWRITING STUDY with SLaS ASSOCIATE TEACHERS

Studio 1:  SLaS East Cobb- 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, The Crossing Center, Suite B-200, Marietta GA  30068: Just OTP, Windy Hill exit from I-75 North, exit 5-B from I 400. Associates are available 7 days a week until 9 pm.

Studio 2: SLaS North in Alpharetta- 365 Brady Place, (at Main Street), Alpharetta GA  30009: Haynes Bridge Exit 9 from I- 400 North.  Associates are available 7 days a week until 9 pm.

  • Or, you can take online voice lessons through your computer or mobile device (i-phone, i-pad, i-pod touch, Android, or Blackberry) any day of the week.

Internet voice lessons are just like in-person lessons- but you don’t have to drive!  They are very effective and convenient if you do not live in the Atlanta area- or even if you live locally but prefer not to drive.  What a great stress and time saver!  All you need is a computer or mobile device (smart phone, i-pad or i-pod touch) with video capability and wi-fi connection and you are set!  A video/audio recording of your lesson is sent to you after the lesson.

  • You can even take lessons with a speakerphone if your internet connection is not great.  Or, download the Cisco Webex Meetings app to your phone and have a lesson through 3-G, 4-G or LTE.

Visit the LESSONS FOR LESS page to read all about our Associate Teachers and to learn all about our highly qualified and skillful Associate Teachers so you can choose the teacher who is right for you!

Book an Introductory Songwriting session with an SLaS Associate Teacher

* All lessons are pre-paid monthly through our very secure online automatic debit system.  We do not take cash, checks, or any other form of payment at the lesson; we want to use our time with you to focus on your voice!

For all questions about lessons at SLaS please visit this page: LINKS TO REVIEW BEFORE BOOKING

 

We look forward to helping you Sing Stronger…Sing Higher…and Sing like a Star!