Workshop: “Writing Songs for Money”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Get ready for this workshop by Platinum & BMI Award Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist & Vocalist, PolyGram / Mercury Artist Jeff Paris. See Below for ticket purchase information.


Writing Songs for Money” Workshop


Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 7:00 PM


$10 for SDSG Members, $20 for Non-Members

Workshop Information:

For this workshop, Jeff will walk participants through his experience as a staff and independent songwriter. He will guide the group through his workflow and skill development, which will include some active exercises and composition steps.

In order to optimize the experience, attending members are asked to bring the following:

  • A pencil and notebook
  • Guitar players welcome to bring their instruments
  • Songs in either recorded demo form or capable of being played live. Time permitting, there will be some listening and feedback
  • Note two songwriting influences…writers members study for solutions when they hit a wall with their own songs.
  • Note two artists you wish you would record your songs

This will be a productive and fun evening under the guidance of an iconic and accomplished professional.



The Bear Den @ Waypoint Public
3794 30th St,
San Diego, CA 92104

Waypoint Bear Den

About Jeff Paris

image003With a career than spans nearly 40 yeas, Jeff Paris (originally Geoffrey Leib) has established himself as one of the most versatile and prolific songwriters of his generation. A former staff songwriter at A&M Records, Polygram Records, and Warner/Chappel, Jeff’s songs have been recorded by more than 60 artists, including Sheena Easton, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Cray, Jeffrey Osborne, Sister Sledge, The Pointer Sisters, Slash, Billy Preston, George Duke, Mr. Big, Y&T, Vixen, Alias, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Four Tops, Nia Peoples, and more. His versatile writing style has resulted in significant contributions to dozens of gold and platinum records. His film and TV credits include cuts on Baywatch, Charmed, 7th Heaven, Melrose Place, North Shore, Silver Strand, and Price of Love.

Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and is accomplished on keys, guitars, mandolin, bass, accordion and harmonica. He has contributed to studio recordings and toured extensively with Bill Withers, Dan Fogelberg, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, A Taste of Honey, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Bonnie Raitt, Cinderella, Y&T, Lita Ford, Vixen, and many more. He recorded solo albums in the 80’s under the Polygram/Mercury label.
Jeff regularly consults, collaborates and teaches songwriters and coaches vocalists. He has taught songwriting techniques and guitar at Los Angeles Music Academy, currently teaches Voice at the Academy of Music for the Blind, songwriting classes at Los Angeles Valley College, and teaches privately at his studio.

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