Modern Songwriting

Rolando Gori in his studio


You’ve written some lyrics, you’ve got the chords and a great melody sure to get everybody singing or dancing, or both! Now what?

Songwriter and producer, Rolando Gori, will explore the skills needed when creating a song today. Topics discussed will include:

  • the role of form 
  • the impact of instrumentation 
  • an overview of the production life-cycle 
  • the importance of social media 
  • potential revenue streams for your music 
  • and more!

The craft of songwriting has evolved; the aim of this hour-long session is to present an outline of what is required to give your music its best chance for success.


Rolando Gori with hands Rolando’s original music has appeared in film, TV, online; it has been included in a range of projects spanning from theatrical productions, to plays, chamber ensemble concerts and dance company performances, seen and heard internationally in The United States, Canada, and Europe. As well as writing his own works, Rolando produces independent singer/songwriters at his Hell’s Kitchen project studio through Musa 212, a company he founded with his wife, singer/songwriter Heidi Siegell. In 2016, he founded the EDM duo RoBo Grooves, who have released several songs and a music video.

Rolando is currently working on several of his own albums which are due to be released in 2018 and 2019.


Attend the course in-person, at the Lessonface Classroom at 451 West St., NYC, or online. All enrolled students will be able to watch the recording of the class, which will be available within 48 hours of the live class time.

The live class will occur from 8-9 pm ET on December 13, 2017.

The class is ideally suited for intermediate to professional musicians/songwriters who have a basic knowledge of music production.
This class will be taught from the Lessonface Classroom in the West Village of Manhattan to an in-studio and live online audience. Students are able to attend by physically coming into the studio OR by joining over the Lessonface high performing video conference platform. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee - let us know if you are not satisfied for any reason within two days of the class and we will refund your tuition in full.

If you have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to be in touch by chatting at us within our office hours, calling 1-800-211-7058, or emailing jess@lessonface.com.