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The Life of a Song is:

Join us on Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th, 2015

To purchase your tickets for The Workshop,
The Concert, or both at the
Capitol Theatre Box office

Songwriters Workshop

9:00am – 3:30pm

For only $40,
you can Learn from the Pro’s

Join us for a day filled with instruction from Nashville Songwriters, Publishers, Performers and other industry professionals.

During the “Life of a Song” Workshop: Hear from some of the music industry’s most prominent songwriters as they share insights and knowledge about the publishing industry, techniques, their experiences in collaborating with other writers, and the steps involved in taking a song from a simple idea, all the way to pitching to a publisher.

Topics Include:

  • Starting Out as a Songwriter
  • Art of Writing a Hook
  • Writing; Art of Storytelling
  • Wrensong Publishing: A Look Into the Publishing Process
  • Writer/Publisher Panel: Student Song Evaluations

Life of a Song Teacher / Mentors:

  • Barbara Cloyd, Bluebird Café
  • Maurna Donovan, Wrensong Music Publishing
  • Joe Doyle (Reba, Luke Bryan, Alabama, Tim McGraw, Joe Diffie, Kenny Rogers)
  • Bobby Hamrick (Rodney Atkins, Caroline Kole, Natalie Stovall, Sarah Darling, ABC’s “The Bachelor”, CW’s “Hart of Dixie”)
  • Bryan Edwards (Jason Aldean, five time Grammy Nominee)
  • The Mann Sisters (“Ones to Watch” by Music Row critic Robert Oermann)

You can submit your original song!

Students attending the Life of a Song Workshop may submit one (1) original song for consideration.  Three winners will be chosen to be the opening act that evening at the Capitol Theatre!

Remember, to be considered, you must be a part of the Songwriters Workshop.

Evening Benefit Concert


  • Instruments of Change welcomes the Robin Zander Band in a concert to benfit at-risk children.  Comprised of Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, drummer Steve Luongo, guitarist Mark Hitt and bassist Larry Hobbs.  The group appeared for the first time officially as The Robin Zander Band on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at a small venue in Fort Myers, FL
  • The Instructors from the Songwriters Workshop; professional singer/songwriters will perform “in the row”.   Each artist will share the story behind the song.
  • The Student/Songwriters from the Workshop will perform their original songs.

Concert to benefit
Instruments of Change
Tickets are only $20

Purchase your tickets for The Workshop,
The Concert, or both at the
Capitol Theatre Box office

Click here to Purchase Tickets


The Capitol Theatre
405 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755


Box Office: 727-791-7400