Secrets to Songwriting - Full Version - March 27, 2021

Ever wonder how you can make your songwriting better?
Want to know the "Secrets" of Successful Songwriting?

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. Please join us next time! Thank you!

What’s the difference between a song that you and your friends like and one that can connect with a worldwide audience?  

In this expanded and deeper version of the short introduction Jai gave in 2020, he will share the “secrets” professional songwriters use to craft their songs that impact millions worldwide.  The workshop will include the essence of everything he has learned in forty years of working as a pro songwriter and coaching hundreds of developing writers to their own successful careers in the business. He will answer questions like:
• What is the one aspect of songwriting all professionals see as the most important?
  • What are the two key elements of lyric writing found in every impactful song?
  • What makes a melody hooky and attractive to the listener?
  • What is the difference between a great track and a great song?
  • How do chord progressions fit into today’s market?
  • How can you write from inspiration and still apply the technical aspects of the craft?
  • He will also demonstrate how you can immediately begin applying everything you learn in the workshop to your own writing.

The first five songwriters to sign up can also choose to have one of their own songs critiqued and used as an additional example. (Note: It is not necessary to submit a song or to have taken the intro version to benefit from this workshop).

"I was a relative beginner when I started working with Jai, and today I am an award winning full time writer and performer with regular placements in TV shows and movies. If you’re looking to strengthen your songwriting abilities, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, Jai is your guy." Patricia Bahia – Grand Prize Winner WCS International Song Contest

My band went from playing small local gigs to having an international distribution deal with a major label and opening for hit acts. I attribute this primarily to how much my songwriting improved studying with Jai.” Jeffry-Wynne Prince

Don't wait: space is limited and will fill up fast! Sign up today to reserve your seat. Pre-registration is required. 

(Rescheduled from January)
Saturday, March 27th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   PST     $35
Sign up Here to Reserve your seat!

This class is an online, virtual workshop hosted in Zoom. A link will be sent to registered participants only 24 hours prior to the class.

Bananas At Large
1504 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901


Jai Josefs is a world renowned songwriting coach who has taught songwriting at UCLA, and at dozens of seminars and conferences throughout North America. Many of his students have gone on to successful careers in the industry and have secured major label record deals, publishing deals and placements in film and television. His book “Writing Music For Hit Songs” has been endorsed by hit writers including Diane Warren and is used as a text on contemporary music composition worldwide.

He has also had a successful career as a songwriter/producer in the music industry working with such artists as Jose Feliciano, Little Richard, and Pam Tillis, and doing projects for such companies as Universal, RCA, Motown, and Disney. His original songs have been featured in over 70 TV shows on every major network including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, HBO, and Showtime as well as in over 20 major motion pictures with such stars as Harrison Ford, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Lange, Mark Wahlberg, and Denzel Washington.

He currently coaches songwriters privately and leads workshops right here in Marin. To find out more, visit his website at

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