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SongStudio is pleased to announce award-winning Canadian songwriter Stan Meissner will be joining this summer’s workshop faculty, as a songwriting coach, as well as in his current capacity as President […]

Stan Meissner

SongStudio is pleased to announce award-winning Canadian songwriter Stan Meissner will be joining this summer’s workshop faculty, as a songwriting coach, as well as in his current capacity as President […]

A Video Series spotlighting past participants… and a Video Series spotlighting past SongStudio faculty

Videos of Past Faculty and Participants

A Video Series spotlighting past participants… and a Video Series spotlighting past SongStudio faculty

SongStudio is pleased to announce the return of Steven Page as part of our faculty for the 13th annual summertime songwriting workshop, taking place at the Royal Conservatory of Music […]

Steven Page

SongStudio is pleased to announce the return of Steven Page as part of our faculty for the 13th annual summertime songwriting workshop, taking place at the Royal Conservatory of Music […]

We are excited to be re-launching our series of open mics for Winter/Spring 2017.  Open Mic nights will be held on the last Wednesday of each month through May 2017: […]

Open Mics for Winter/Spring 2017!

We are excited to be re-launching our series of open mics for Winter/Spring 2017.  Open Mic nights will be held on the last Wednesday of each month through May 2017: […]

…in both senses of the word.  As a noun, we’re talking about a cash reward payable to SongStudio alumni who help spread the word to new participants.  As a verb, […]

SongStudio Rewards!

…in both senses of the word.  As a noun, we’re talking about a cash reward payable to SongStudio alumni who help spread the word to new participants.  As a verb, […]

SongStudio is thrilled to announce that top international songwriter Shelly Peiken will be a featured Guest Faculty at this year’s SongStudio Songwriting Workshop, taking place at the Royal Conservatory of […]

Welcome Shelly Peiken!

SongStudio is thrilled to announce that top international songwriter Shelly Peiken will be a featured Guest Faculty at this year’s SongStudio Songwriting Workshop, taking place at the Royal Conservatory of […]

(Allister shares his memories of Lloyd MacHardy, singer/songwriter and SongStudio alumnus, on behalf of the entire SongStudio team) Lloyd came to be in my life through the gift of his […]

In Fond Remembrance of Lloyd MacHardy, 1938-2016

(Allister shares his memories of Lloyd MacHardy, singer/songwriter and SongStudio alumnus, on behalf of the entire SongStudio team) Lloyd came to be in my life through the gift of his […]

Here are some important documents you’ll want to read before attending SongStudio 2016: 2016 Workshop Schedule (updated July 12) “What To Expect” Pamphlet Writing Your Own Song Charts (how-to guide) […]

Getting Ready for SongStudio: Important Documents!

Here are some important documents you’ll want to read before attending SongStudio 2016: 2016 Workshop Schedule (updated July 12) “What To Expect” Pamphlet Writing Your Own Song Charts (how-to guide) […]

by Blair Packham, SongStudio Program Director Let’s agree that the most basic job of the songwriter is to make the listener feel something. But let’s say you’re writing about your own […]

Strung Out… On Making the Familiar Fresh

by Blair Packham, SongStudio Program Director Let’s agree that the most basic job of the songwriter is to make the listener feel something. But let’s say you’re writing about your own […]

2017 SongStudio Guest Speakers and Faculty
  • SongStudio is pleased to announce award-winning Canadian songwriter Stan Meissner will be joining this summer’s workshop faculty, as a songwriting coach, as well as in his current capacity as President […]

    Stan Meissner

    SongStudio is pleased to announce award-winning Canadian songwriter Stan Meissner will be joining this summer’s workshop faculty, as a songwriting coach, as well as in his current capacity as President […]

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  • SongStudio is pleased to announce the return of Steven Page as part of our faculty for the 13th annual summertime songwriting workshop, taking place at the Royal Conservatory of Music […]

    Steven Page

    SongStudio is pleased to announce the return of Steven Page as part of our faculty for the 13th annual summertime songwriting workshop, taking place at the Royal Conservatory of Music […]

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  • Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. Her songs have sold in excess of 50 million records. She […]

    Shelly Peiken

    Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. Her songs have sold in excess of 50 million records. She […]

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  • Born in 1959, Blair Packham began writing songs at the age of seventeen.  After playing in a few cover bands, Blair landed a job with Toronto recording studio Comfort Sound, […]

    Blair Packham, Program Director

    Born in 1959, Blair Packham began writing songs at the age of seventeen.  After playing in a few cover bands, Blair landed a job with Toronto recording studio Comfort Sound, […]

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  • Allister Bradley is a singer/songwriter and record producer/engineer who has pushed himself to become a better songwriter with every passing year, and the results have shown in the quality of […]

    Allister Bradley, Technical Director

    Allister Bradley is a singer/songwriter and record producer/engineer who has pushed himself to become a better songwriter with every passing year, and the results have shown in the quality of […]

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  • Performing and writing songs since he was a Toronto teen in the 60’s, Bill McKetrick has shared the stage and the studio with an impressive array of top bands and […]

    Bill McKetrick, Operations Director

    Performing and writing songs since he was a Toronto teen in the 60’s, Bill McKetrick has shared the stage and the studio with an impressive array of top bands and […]

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