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  1. Alan Roy Scott

    International Songwriter Mentor: Songwriter and music producer with cuts by Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and others...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Assignment writing, International Marketing, Contests and Festivals, Songwriting for Film and TV. (Country, Pop, R&B, Rock, Singer Songwriter,...more

    Availability: With advance notice of at least a few days for scheduling purposes, I'm pretty much open to any requested time during the week or weekend (with the exception of late at night until morning - I'm on the west coast, but in Eastern Standard Time that's 2am-11am ET or if I'm out of town).

    Alan Roy Scott


    About Alan Roy Scott
    Alan Roy Scott is a top Hollywood songwriter and music producer, who brings a 20-year career in the music business to enrich Greenstar's digital culture project. His career began with Screen Gems-EMI Music and with a division of Motown, where he was involved with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.

    Among the many artists who have recorded his songs are Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Rick Springfield and Johnny Mathis.

    His TV/Film credits include songs used in First Wives Club, Top Gun, Coming To America, Karate Kid II, Fame (TV show), Rags To Riches, Santa Barbara, As The World Turns and Beverly Hills 90210, among others. Alan is a Song Feedback and Mentoring Course instructor at SongU.com.

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Assignment writing, International Marketing, Contests and Festivals, Songwriting for Film and TV. (Country, Pop, R&B, Rock, Singer Songwriter, World, Film/TV/Media).


    Availability: With advance notice of at least a few days for scheduling purposes, I'm pretty much open to any requested time during the week or weekend (with the exception of late at night until morning - I'm on the west coast, but in Eastern Standard Time that's 2am-11am ET or if I'm out of town).

    Alan Roy Scott


    Availability: With advance notice of at least a few days for scheduling purposes, I'm pretty much open to any requested time during the week or weekend (with the exception of late at night until morning - I'm on the west coast, but in Eastern Standard Time that's 2am-11am ET or if I'm out of town).


  2. Benn Cutarelli

    Songwriter and Sync Production Mentor: Benn Cutarelli is a songwriter and composer with songs licensed for major network TV shows and movies. He...full bio

    Specialties: Getting songs placed in Film/TV, connecting with Music Libraries, offering specific information about preparing your songs for submitting for film/TV...more

    Availability: My schedule varies and I can be available by appointment except during SongU.com instructor-led course session times.

    Benn Cutarelli


    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, Benn's melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. He believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Specialties: Getting songs placed in Film/TV, connecting with Music Libraries, offering specific information about preparing your songs for submitting for film/TV including timing issues, titling, and production and song quality and song feedback. Also happy to answer questions about breaking in as a songwriting in general.


    Availability: My schedule varies and I can be available by appointment except during SongU.com instructor-led course session times.

    Benn Cutarelli


    Availability: My schedule varies and I can be available by appointment except during SongU.com instructor-led course session times.


  3. Bob Dellaposta

    Music Publisher and Songwriter Mentor: Owner and Creative Director of My3Kids Music. Bob has secured multiple cuts and placements for SongU members...full bio

    Specialties: Business Feedback: Songwriter Contracts (disclaimer, Bob is not an attorney, this is non-legal advice only.) Also, thinking outside the box to promote...more

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Depending on my teaching schedule, I can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Bob Dellaposta


    About Bob Dellaposta
    Ower and Creative Director of My3Kids Music Publishing. Bob has secured multiple cuts and placements for SongU members on indie artists, international artists, commercials, movies, and television. He holds a B.S. in Music Education and has over 20 years teaching experience in public and private schools where he has served as Band Director, Voice Coach, and Choral Director. He is currently teaching a music publishing class at Nashville State Technical Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the swing band "Bada Bing Bada Boom" which toured nationally as well as a songwriter himself with over 1200 songs recorded. Bob is an instructor of Publisher Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Specialties: Business Feedback: Songwriter Contracts (disclaimer, Bob is not an attorney, this is non-legal advice only.) Also, thinking outside the box to promote yourself and your music, Tips on marketing (movies, TV, commercials), how to approach music supervisors and how to negotiate deals, how to pitch for artists, how to make your song more commercial to pitch to publishers, music publishing and copyright issues, Song Feedback for Country, Pop, Jazz, Swing, Rock, R&B, Urban, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Christian, Instrumentals).


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Depending on my teaching schedule, I can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Bob Dellaposta


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Depending on my teaching schedule, I can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  4. Dallas Gregory

    Music Publisher Mentor: Dallas Gregory is the owner and creative director or Song Rocket Music Publishing. Dallas has secured cuts on indie artists...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Publishing, Demo Feedback/Tips, Goal Setting/Motivation. Most comfortable with all Christian genres, Country and Pop.

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Dallas Gregory


    About Dallas Gregory
    Dallas Gregory is the owner and Creative Director of Song Rocket Music Publishing. He has secured cuts on indie artists and major label Christian artists. He is an accomplished music industry veteran with over 25 years of professional experience in the Nashville music arena. He is respected among his peers for his expertise in music publishing, recording, studio production, artist development/management and writer representation. One of Dallas's most notable career achievements includes helping secure over 130 song cuts, many by some of the biggest names in the country, pop and Christian market. His expertise has enabled him to have songs placed in movies, on Broadway, television and success with song cuts in the overseas market.

    Dallas began his distinguished music career as an artist and background singer with the Grand Ole Opry road show, sharing the stage with many country music legends such as Dolly Parton, Alabama and Loretta Lynn, among others. After a six year run performing with some of country music's most celebrated musicians and artists, Dallas decided to shift directions professionally and lend his talent and love for music to the studio and recording sector of the music industry by joining Masterfonics, one of the premier recording and mastering facilities in the country.

    While at Masterfonics, Dallas worked with many of today’s top stars, producers and session players in country, rock and gospel music. In 1995, Dallas accepted the position of Creative Director at High Seas Music Publishing, a Fitzgerald Hartley/Warner Chapel Music joint venture company, concentrating on writer and catalog development and representing songs written by some of Nashville’s most successful hit songwriters. During this time, Dallas helped build an extensive catalog of songs through the signing of talented songwriters and acquisition of catalogs.

    In 2002, Dallas launched, Song Rocket Music, an active music publishing company located in Nashville, Tennessee. Since the launch of Song rocket Music, Dallas has been affiliated with hit songwriters who have enjoyed successes with cuts by artists such as Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Sarah Darling, Thompson Square, Canadian artist Shane Yellowbird, Eric Clapton, Carole King, Lady A, Kenny Rogers and A&R for specialty Christian projects with Influence Music. Dallas teaches Christian Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Publishing, Demo Feedback/Tips, Goal Setting/Motivation. Most comfortable with all Christian genres, Country and Pop.


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Dallas Gregory


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  5. Debbie Zavitson

    Song Publisher and Artist Management Mentor: Former A&R and music industry pro, Debbie Zavitson, runs Debbie Z Entertainment, a full service music...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Publishing, Demo Feedback/Tips, Goal Setting/Motivation. Most comfortable with Country and Pop.

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Debbie Zavitson


    About Debbie Zavitson
    Debbie Zavitson is a music industry veteran who owns and operates Debbie Z Entertainment, a full service publishing, management, artist development and independent song plugging company. The writer roster includes award-winning songwriter Vip Vipperman (Reba, Trace Adkins), Phillip Lammonds (Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, Hootie and the Blowfish), Curb Music Publishing, Jay Lazaroff (written music for over 100 film and TV shows including Survivor and The Apprentice), award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Jess Moskaluke and emerging group Rocket Club.

    Debbie began her career in the entertainment business as a singer performing throughout the country. She moved to Music City and landed a job with then independent producer Doug Johnson running his publishing company. Zavitson has discovered No. 1 hits including ACM Song of the Year 'I Love the Way You Love Me', and Blake Shelton's 'Austin'. She has worked in A&R at Sony and Giant Records, and in artist management with Shelton as her first artist. Debbie teaches Publisher Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Publishing, Demo Feedback/Tips, Goal Setting/Motivation. Most comfortable with Country and Pop.


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Debbie Zavitson


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  6. Diona Devincenzi

    Producer, Indie Artist, and Sync Licensing Mentor: Diona Devincenzi is a west coast songwriter/producer who has secured placements in TV, films,...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Film/TV/Media Placement, Demo Feedback/Tips, Networking, Marketing, Promotion, Contracts and Licensing, Vocal Performance, Artist Booking,...more

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Diona Devincenzi


    About Diona Devincenzi
    Diona Devincenzi is a songwriter/artist/producer, born in San Francisco, and splits her time writing and recording in her Nashville and California based studios.

    Focusing the last 10 years on writing music for film, t.v. and advertising, she has garnered multiple placements including Seal Team, Mistresses, Chicago P.D., Pretty Little Liars, Lethal Weapon 3, just to name a few.

    Her musical influences comes from old, new far and wide, but she resonates the most with songs that have soul and substance. Artists on her permanent playlist are The Beatles, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Adele. John Mayer and Aretha.

    Her current artist projects include a retro soul collaboration with Brit. Paul Cufflin called Brit Frisco as well as her newest solo endeavor, a nu-modern blend of soul, R&B and rock she calls by her middle name and mom’s surname FELICE .

    She cares about honesty, integrity, kindness and is inspired by strong, courageous people who overcome odds and speak out against injustices. And most of her friends possess an irreverent sense of humor.

    You can find out more about her at her website www.dionadevincenzi.com

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Film/TV/Media Placement, Demo Feedback/Tips, Networking, Marketing, Promotion, Contracts and Licensing, Vocal Performance, Artist Booking, Session Playing, Co-writing, Goal Setting/Motivation, Live Performing, Indie Artist Related Advice, Special/Custom Project Advice. (Americana, Country, Folk, Pop, Rock, Singer Songwriter)


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Diona Devincenzi


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  7. Helen Darling

    Hit Songwriter Mentor: Grammy nominated songwriter and former major label recording artist whose credits include the #1 crossover hit song "Bring...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Collaboration, Studio Demo Singing and harmonies.(Country, Pop).

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Helen Darling


    About Helen Darling
    Helen Darling is a Grammy-award nominated songwriter and former major label recording artist whose credits include the #1 crossover hit song "Bring On The Rain" recorded by Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw. This #1 song was nominated for a Grammy, an ACM and a CMA award. Darling started her career as a Chicago jingle singer on television and radio commercials for such clients as McDonald’s and 7-up. Her voice sang the familiar query, "Have you driven a Ford lately?" After moving to Nashville in 1993, Darling began singing song demos as well as back-up for artists such as Garth Brooks. She later signed a recording contract with MCA/Decca Records and her debut album featured appearances by Garth Brooks who sang back-up on her track of “Even God Must Get The Blues” in addition to Delbert McClinton and Lee Roy Parnell. Extreme Writers Group signed Darling in 1999 as a staff writer, and she has since had cuts with Mindy McCready, Niki Horner, Bering Strait, and Amanda Wilkinson. She currently divides her time between Montana and Texas. Helen teaches Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com. For more information on Helen, visit www.helendarlingmusic.com.

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Collaboration, Studio Demo Singing and harmonies.(Country, Pop).


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Helen Darling


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  8. Jeffrey Nelson

    Music Industry Song Placement Mentor: Jeffrey Nelson is a Song Placement Consultant representing many country hit writers and select publishing...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Publishing, Demo Feedback/Tips, Goal Setting/Motivation. Most comfortable with the following genres: Country (both contemporary and traditional),...more

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. I can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Jeffrey Nelson


    About Jeffrey Nelson
    Song Placement Consultant (aka Song Plugger) representing many country hit writers and select publishing companies for the past two decades. Jeffrey has secured outside song placements with several major label country artists and many Canadian country artists including Aaron Pritchett's #1 single "When a Momma’s Boy Meets a Daddy’s Girl" pitched through SongU.com!
    Other outside songs that were chosen to be singles include Tracy Lawrence's "Up to Him," Bucky Covington's "Buzzin'," Chad Brownlee's "Day After You," as well as other outside song placements on Joe Nichols' "That's What Love'll Get Ya," Tracy Lawrence's "I’m Done" and many others. He has initiated many beneficial co-write introductions and has served as a full-time, independent song plugger for various writers and publishers on Music Row since 2003. Producers such as Garth Fundis, Kyle Lehning, Lee Thomas Miller, Richard Landis, Brent Rowan, J. Aaron Brown, Mitch Merritt, Dale Oliver, Jamie O'Neal and Julian King are among the names of people who have cut songs that Jeffrey has had the privilege of pitching. He is a co-founder of the "Mocha Network," a group of veteran song pluggers, who host pitch meetings with various major label artists, producers, and artist managers. He has been a contributing commentary writer for both Billboard and Music Row. He and his wife and daughter live within a short drive to Music Row.

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Publishing, Demo Feedback/Tips, Goal Setting/Motivation. Most comfortable with the following genres: Country (both contemporary and traditional), CCM/Gospel and Pop.


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. I can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Jeffrey Nelson


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. I can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  9. Lisa Palas

    Hit Songwriter Mentor: Writer of #1 Country hits including Alabama's "You've Got the Touch" and "There's No Way" along with multiple songs recorded...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Goal Setting, and Motivation (Country, Pop, R&B, Inspirational, Musical Theater, Film/TV/Media)

    Availability: Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm ET.

    Lisa Palas


    About Lisa Palas
    Lisa Palas is an award-winning songwriter with several number one hits to her credit including Alabama's "You've Got the Touch" and "There's No Way". Her songs have been recorded by the renowned country stars Alabama, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Kris Kristofferson, Chris LeDoux, Conway Twitty and The Oak Ridge Boys as well as included in the soundtracks of feature films. She has also scored musicals on the stage, most recently "Jack" for Louisville's Walden Theater. A featured soloist at Unity churches, Lisa recently recorded a CD of original songs included in her performances. She began her acting career as a dancer in the Sissy Spacek film "Marie", also notable for being the film debut of ex-Senator Fred Thompson. Some twenty years later, Lisa resumed acting on a regular basis and has appeared in numerous short films, industrials, tv commercials and episodic television such as the Pax Network's "It's a Miracle", hosted by Richard Thomas. She is currently seen in commercials for Physicians Mutual Insurance, the Connecticut Lottery and Tri-Star Health Systems. She has also performed in various productions on the Nashville stage including the world premiere of "A Stoop on Orchard Street." Lisa teaches Feedback and Mentoring and Songwriters Support at SongU.com

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Goal Setting, and Motivation (Country, Pop, R&B, Inspirational, Musical Theater, Film/TV/Media)


    Availability: Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm ET.

    Lisa Palas


    Availability: Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm ET.


  10. Marcia Ramirez

    Indie Artist, Pro Songwriter and Musician Mentor: Solo artist, in-demand demo singer/musician, and songwriter on 2017 Grammy-recognized Reba McEntire...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Collaboration, Studio Demo Singing and harmonies, Networking/Marketing, Album release, Touring (Country, Pop).

    Availability: My schedule is flexible in between studio work, writing an other gigs. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Marcia Ramirez


    About Marcia Ramirez
    Marcia Ramirez is a professional singer/songwriter who has had four independent solo albums released and performs all over the country. As a former staff songwriter for publishing companies including Curb Music, she has numerous songs placed in film and TV shows as well as major label artists covering her songs including a 2017 Grammy-award winning album by Reba McEntire. She has been in the studio and/or toured live playing keyboards, guitar, mandolin and singing background vocals with artists including Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack, Pam Tillis, Hank Williams Jr., Billy Dean, Linda Davis, Tanya Tucker, and Patty Loveless. She's also one of the most in-demand demo singers in Nashville. Marcia teaches Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Collaboration, Studio Demo Singing and harmonies, Networking/Marketing, Album release, Touring (Country, Pop).


    Availability: My schedule is flexible in between studio work, writing an other gigs. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Marcia Ramirez


    Availability: My schedule is flexible in between studio work, writing an other gigs. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  11. Queenie Mullinix

    Creative Director and Sync Agent Mentor: Creative Director for Washington Street Publishing which focuses on securing sync licensing placements...full bio

    Specialties: Feedback on songs and demo production focused on Film-TV-Media production and placements (prefers no lyrics only).

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Queenie Mullinix


    About Queenie Mullinix
    Queenie Mullinex is the Creative Director for Washington Street Publishing (Nancy Peacock, owner), which focuses on securing placements in Film, TV, and Media. She is a singer/songwriter gained valuable experience in performance, promotion and booking as a member of several notable Atlanta bands before going solo. She also learned the basics of recording and production working with award winning producer Billy Hume (Ying Yang Twins, Lil John, Black Crows) at his Zone Studio.
    In Nashville she has worked as a songplugger/creative director of Wolf Music & Sound Design and publicity director of Slugfest Records. Queenie and her husband bassist Dave Webb are on the music team at their church. She also volunteers with the Animal Ministry, Gilda's Club, The Vanderbilt Hope Connection, and regularly plays shows to benefit cancer research.

    Specialties: Feedback on songs and demo production focused on Film-TV-Media production and placements (prefers no lyrics only).


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.

    Queenie Mullinix


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. Can be available day and evening hours by appointment.


  12. Randy Klein

    Soundtrack, Instrumental, and Songwriting Mentor: Emmy-Award winning songwriter, record producer and President of the Grammy-winning Jazzheads...full bio

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Instrumental Music, Vocal Performance, Session Playing, Collaboration, Demos, Home Recording/Producing/Engineering...can teach Logic. Balancing...more

    Availability: Available most times between 10am to 10pm ET – Prefer Monday through Saturday, but if a student only has Sunday, I will make myself available. Basically my schedule varies from week to week making for fairly flexible scheduling.

    Randy Klein


    About Randy Klein
    Randy Klein's work spans jazz writing, performing and improvising, and composing for film and theater. This multifaceted New Yorker has released several albums of his own original music; the 1993 debut Jazzheads generated wide acclaim for its lyrics and innovative melodies. A gifted songwriter with two gold records to his credit (for songs recorded by soul/R&B diva Millie Jackson), Klein has received numerous awards for his film and drama soundtracks. Klein was honored by the 1995 Southern Regional Emmy Awards (The National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (NATAS)) for his work with PBS children's educational projects. But his jazz roots lie deep, and they're powerfully expressed in the music he's written for this album. Randy teaches Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Specialties: Song Feedback, Instrumental Music, Vocal Performance, Session Playing, Collaboration, Demos, Home Recording/Producing/Engineering...can teach Logic. Balancing the creativity of the music with the business, Business: Contracts and Licensing, Goal Setting/Motivation, Out-of-the box or commercial songs. (Cabaret, Childrens, Country, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop, R&B)


    Availability: Available most times between 10am to 10pm ET – Prefer Monday through Saturday, but if a student only has Sunday, I will make myself available. Basically my schedule varies from week to week making for fairly flexible scheduling.

    Randy Klein


    Availability: Available most times between 10am to 10pm ET – Prefer Monday through Saturday, but if a student only has Sunday, I will make myself available. Basically my schedule varies from week to week making for fairly flexible scheduling.


  13. Richard Helm

    Pro Songwriter/Musician and Music Industry A&R Mentor: Richard Helm has is an industry veteran who approaches songs through the lens of 10 years...full bio

    Specialties: Song feedback and evaluations through the lens of A&R; Comfortable with most genres.

    Availability: My schedule is flexible. I can be available for day and evening hours by appointment. Give me a heads up and we’ll figure something out.

    Richard Helm


    About Richard Helm
    Richard Helm earned a BFA in Music Theory from the University of Oklahoma (guitar/piano/cello). Worked as a touring musician for 18 years before moving to Nashville in 1984. Began working at Nashville Songwriters Association in May of 1985. From there Richard moved on to work for Tangerine Music Management and Skip Stevens Record Promotions. In 1989 Richard began a 10 year run with Warner Bros. Records (A&R) and moved onto Audium Records as VP/GM. Lately, Richard has been working at his fave music biz gig with SongU.

    Specialties: Song feedback and evaluations through the lens of A&R; Comfortable with most genres.


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. I can be available for day and evening hours by appointment. Give me a heads up and we’ll figure something out.

    Richard Helm


    Availability: My schedule is flexible. I can be available for day and evening hours by appointment. Give me a heads up and we’ll figure something out.


  14. Sara Light

    Hit Songwriter Mentor: One of the SongU Co-Founders, Sara's accomplishments include a #1 Billboard Country single and a Tony nomination for best...full bio

    Specialties: Lyric and Song Craft Expertise, Song Feedback, Goal Setting and Motivation. (Country, Pop, R&B, Urban, Musical Theater, Film/TV/Media)

    Availability: Prefer Monday through Friday between 11am-4am ET, but have flexibility depending on the day. Thanks!

    Sara Light


    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Specialties: Lyric and Song Craft Expertise, Song Feedback, Goal Setting and Motivation. (Country, Pop, R&B, Urban, Musical Theater, Film/TV/Media)


    Availability: Prefer Monday through Friday between 11am-4am ET, but have flexibility depending on the day. Thanks!

    Sara Light


    Availability: Prefer Monday through Friday between 11am-4am ET, but have flexibility depending on the day. Thanks!


Private Songwriting Sessions and Mentoring

Private Songwriting Sessions offer an additional way to receive personalized feedback on your songs and career guidance (1 credit = $1):

TypeLite
(credits)
Platinum
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30-Minutes - Typically time for feedback on 1-2 songs or career questions about the music business.5040
60-Minutes - Typically time for feedback on 3-4 songs or in-depth career questions about the music business.9575


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