New Sponsor Donatos!

We are super happy to have Donatos as a sponsor this time around. Donatos has long been a supporter of Columbus music. Check out their Short North location for live music every week.


Gearing Up

We are gearing up for the next workshop March 18th. We have international touring artist Ken Yates out of Canada this time around and we’re super excited to have him on board to teach a class. Here he is a video from Ken we wanted to share.

New Instructor

We are happy to announce that Lou Kestella will be joining us this time around for the next installment of Columbus Songwriting Workshop on March 18th. Lou is a multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, recording producer, and engineer and will be teaching a recording class this. Check Lou out at ProToad Audio here and check back in for details soon!loudelete

Thanks So Much!

To everyone who came and participated in this October workshop we say thank you! Everything went off without a hitch and we’d like to thank some specific people. Thanks to Luke and Paisha for volunteering their time to help out with all kinds of things during the day your support has definitely not been forgotten! Thanks to all of the partners especially Six String Concert Series and Greater Columbus Arts Council for which this workshop would have been a lot more difficult to pull off without. A big thanks to Columbus Songwriter’s Association, Natalies Coal Fired Pizza, Jazz Arts Group, Songs At The Center, and WCBE 90.5 Jim Coe Maggie Brennan and the rest of the crew. We are already in planning for next time around in March, please check out our Facebook page for more updates and happenings and save the date for March! onlinecswsavethedate

A Few Days Away/Updated Schedule October 29th

We’re just a few days away and sign ups are rolling in. Thanks so much so far for everyones interest in the workshop. We are all about grass roots and building this thing from the little baby we started just a few years back. Please remember to sign up HERE at the “Pre-Register” link for the discount (if you sign up Day Of it will be $5 more). We realized there was a typo on the schedule so here is the updated version. Also, Jesse Henry and The Shaws class have been switched. Also if anyone signed up for the “open mic” that will be included in the Song Sharing section of the day. We’re working on updating our website with that edit asap. workshopscheduleoct2016ver2

Thank You Sponsors!

We would love to give a shout out to these great organizations. Please check each one out individually as they are all a very strong part of what makes this event happen and what makes the Columbus Songwriter Community strong. Remember to click the “Pre-Register” link to get your discounted rate today as spots are filling up for October 29th workshop at the Jazz Academy at Lincoln Theatre.SSC LogowcbegcaclogojazzartsgrouplogoPrint image Eric Gnezda

A Few Highlights

A few highlights from our last workshop earlier this year. We’re getting excited for the next workshop please make sure to Pre-Register for a discounted rate and to save your space. Check out the classes, the instructors, and feel free to email us at c.topherjames AT Gmail DOT com for any questions. Another thing we would really really appreciate is if you can take a few seconds to share this page to a few friends. Word of mouth is huge for us and would ensure we can continue doing this workshop. Thanks again!
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Partner Eric Gnezda/Songs At The Center

Eric GnezdaWe like to shine a spotlight on the people and organizations that help our workshop exist. One of those organizations is Songs At The Center, and the person that started SATC and someone that has been in support of the Columbus Songwriting Workshop from day one has been Eric Gnezda. Eric also happens to be teaching a class at the October workshop. Songs At The Center is a nationally broadcast tv show showcasing a ton of Ohio and national artists and we are proud to have Eric on board! Check out the Songs At The Center website today to learn more.