Jai is available for one on one songwriting coaching both in person (for those who live in the San Francisco Bay Area) and via Zoom for everyone.
Jai will listen to your songs and give you in depth feedback on what is working well and what areas could be improved. He will make specific suggestions in the areas of melody, lyrics, chord progression, structure, groove, and marketing for each song. In addition, he often gives examples from successful popular songs in your style that you can use as a template to improve your own. The time can also be used to ask any questions you have about songwriting in general. Songwriting consultations can be done on a one time basis or a regular basis.
Jai has created a comprehensive program that covers all the aspects of becoming a professional quality songwriter. Through a series of exercises in chord progression, melody writing, lyric writing, and creation of underlying rhythmic grooves, he will take you step by step from wherever you are to becoming a writer thoroughly versed in everything it takes to craft a successful contemporary song. Former students have had success in a wide variety of idioms including pop, rock, R&B, country, folk, jazz, new age, and musical theater. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis and begin with the introductory session described below.
If you’re curious about working with Jai and wonder if songwriting consultations, ongoing lessons, or joining SongShop is the best course for you, this is the ideal way to begin. Jai will meet with you for a full hour, listen to your material, assess your strengths and weaknesses, discuss your history and goals, and recommend the program that will best take your songwriting abilities from where they are to where you want them to be. He will also give you specific feedback on how to immediately improve the songs you play for him.
—> Introductory Session – Book one here:If you haven’t had direct contact with Jai, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss availability before scheduling an intro session.