WORKSHOPS & SONGWRITING EVENTS
“Not only is he a talented songwriter, but Jason also has an incredible gift for teaching.”
--Mark Mason, former Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI
One of the world's most respected songwriting teachers and speakers, when he is not writing hits, Blume teaches others how to do so. A dynamic speaker, Jason Blume developed and has been teaching the BMI Nashville Songwriters Workshops for eighteen years. His lessons are used by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) chapters throughout the U.S. and internationally, and his books are required texts at universities and music programs throughout the world.
Jason has presented acclaimed workshops, keynotes speeches, and master classes throughout the world including:
Dublin, Ireland (for IMRO), Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, New Zealand, Norway (for GramArt), Australia, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bermuda, REO Songwriting Retreat (Canada), Toronto (Canadian Songwriter’s Association), Saskatchewan Songwriters Association, Nova Scotia Songwriters’ Workshop, Canadian Rockies Songwriter Festival, JMC Academy (Australia)
Additional workshops in the U.S. include:
Taxi Road Rally, Kauai Music Festival, TX Songwriters’ Cruise, BMI Songwriters Workshop, NSAI Song Camp (Nashville), New England to Nashville Conference, West Coast Songwriters, Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music, UCLA, Vanderbilt University/Blair School of Music, MTSU, Austin, Chicago, Princeton, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Davenport (IA), Sacramento, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Boston, Gatlinburg, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, and Palo Alto
Workshop topics typically include:
* The 3-Step Lyric Focusing Technique
* Using Action, Imagery, and Detail
* Composing Melodies Listeners Can’t Forget
* Producing Successful Demos
* Using Effective Song Structures & Rhymes
* How to Find Great Ideas and Titles
* How & Why to Get a Publisher
* Learning Where the Money Comes From
* How to Pitch Your Songs
* Constructive critiques of participants’ songs
Please Note: Topics and guests/critique are subject to change.
3/12-15 - Oslo, Norway, private university event
3/27 - Berklee School of Music - private event
4/9 - Nashville, TN - Songwriting Workshop at BMI, registration opens 1/14 on this website
6/20-22 - Hawaii - www.hawaiisongwritingfestival.com
7/30 - Nashville - BMI Workshop - registration opens May 11 on BMI Workshop page
10/27 - Nashville - Full day workshop - details to follow
11/7 - 10 - Los Angeles - Taxi Road Rally
1/7 - Nashville - BMI Workshop - details to follow
4/28 - Nashville - BMI Workshop - details to follow
For additional information about upcoming events, or to schedule a songwriting workshop with Jason Blume in your area, contact Neil Rice at Moondream Music - JBSongdoc@gmail.com
"Please could you let Jason know his course was absolutely brilliant. Some people were born to teach and he is one!"
"I just wanted to pass on to you that we absolutely loved the 2 days in Christchurch at the Jason Blume songwriting workshops. He is a truly inspirational speaker and has given us so many ideas that we hardly know where to start! I have been involved in one to one mentoring sessions before with experienced band managers and label representatives, but they all just pale in comparison to the workshops with Jason. His enthusiasm, his insight and his suggestions for songs and songwriting were simply outstanding. I would love to work with him again one day. We will definitely be checking out his website and inquiring about some of the contacts that he passed on to us. Thank you so much for the opportunity and I wish you guys all the very best."- Darrel G.
"The feedback we've received from the students, chaperones, and even the tour managers has been very positive. Your sharing of your own experiences was priceless, and I think your candor and authenticity is what connected so well with our teenagers. I think all involved appreciated the uniqueness of your workshop, but I know several students came up and talked with you afterward about how positively you impacted them. Thank you for being so approachable and willing to come out despite the weather. We had a great time!"
Bradley Burrill, Wausau West High School, WI