Songwriting Coach and Mentor

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Jai Josefs welcomes you to the Jai-Jo Music web site. 
If you’re serious about becoming a great songwriter, you’ve come to 
the right place. Let renowned songwriter and songwriting coach Jai 
Josefs help you take your songwriting to a new level.

Watch this brief testimonial from Jason Brawner, songwriter/producer whose credits include Carrie Underwood, Hilary Duff and American Idol


Songwriting is an art – but its also a craft. As songwriters we all have internal muses that inspire us with melodies and lyrics that convey feelings and stories. But professional songwriters know that inspiration is only the first step, and it takes a thorough knowledge of the craft to edit what our muses give us into a finished product that can successfully impact thousands or even millions of people.

Jai has been successfully helping songwriters take their writing to a new level for over three decades through his nationally renowned SongShop as well as his private coaching and educational CD’s. Come look inside and see how Jai can help you realize your full potential as a songwriter. To contact Jai directly about working with him, email



Spring 2019 News

On Sunday April 28 Jai will be presenting a daylong workshop on “How to Write Universally Relatable Songs That Can Reach Millions” in San Francisco in conjunction with NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association).  Its a daylong workshop which will include a lecture/presentation in the morning starting at 10:30 and a mini-SongShop song critique session after the lunch break. For details and to purchase tickets click here:

Also on Monday May 20 Jai will be the judge at the Berkeley West Coast Songwriters competition on the main stage at the famed Freight and Salvage –  2020 Addison Street. Festivities start at 7PM.

And on Saturday June 15 the next cycle of Jai’s SongShop begins in Marin County. There are currently spaces available, but it fills up fast once registration opens in May (last cycle was filled 3 weeks before it started) so email Jai here at the website if you want to be part of this amazing songwriting family.

Finally, check out Jai’s newest educational video called “How to Write Melodies Like the Pros. ” Learn the differences between how a developing writer approaches writing a melody and how a pro does. It’s available on this website here:

Have a great spring and summer,  and may your songs get better and better and reach a wider and wider audience. Write on!