Songsmith LA

Top Music School in Los Angeles
Sing • Play • Write • Connect • Listen • Learn

Songsmith LA provides music lessons in Los Angeles, California covering voice, piano, keys, songwriting, singing, guitar, bass, and more, all ages.

Back to All Events

📝LYRIC LAB Love Your Lyrics: Songwriter Workshop March 30 + April 6

  • Songsmith LA 2207 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles (map)

STORYTELLING: Love. Your. Lyrics.

LA Writers Workshops with Melaena Cadiz & Bobby Apperson

Saturdays   March 30 & 6, 2019   | 1 to 4pm
2207 Hyperion, LA 90027 @ Lyric Ave  | web  | insta

Limited group size  ♩ Nurturing & nudging
$99 for members ♩   $125 for first timers
Register:  Venmo: @songsmith


Our February lyric series focused on Object-centered songs. March 30 we look at Storytelling.

This series is for songwriting from each of our unique perspectives and experiences. By diving deeply into our own stories we’ll surface with songs that are as unique as they are personal and universal.

  • Nurturing, supportive, and playful small group

  • Share completed songs and songs in progress and get feedback

  • Work on honing specificity, creating powerful visuals, and storytelling by showing, not telling

  • Experiment with Story songs and conversation/stream of consciousness, with examples

  • Create a network for the opportunity for support, community, & accountability


Bobby founded and directs Songsmith LA, a collaborative music space, school, and shop in Silver Lake. He is a musician of over 30 years and coaches voice, songwriting, & creativity, & keys. BA studied composition, chords, and songwriting in Austin after beginning his own coaching practice at age 16. His path was classical, broadway, then pop+rock, indie, folk, blues, and jazz.


While not spinning yarns Melaena helps others do the same, coaching both songwriting & guitar in Los Angeles. NPR: "Like an earthbound Joanna Newsom, Cadiz has a voice that grabs you within seconds." VOGUE:  "A meandering mix of country and folk that evokes the most isolated areas of the country and the people who call those places home.” @melaenacadiz

Thanks for joining us and happy writing. To register write to