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What is the forum?

The songwriting forum is filled with songwriters, peers, and potential collaborators! (hover for more!)

FASC Forum

Post your song, get instant feedback from professional instructors and colleagues who was to celebrate you!
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Write a song per week guided by skilled, professional songwriting instructors – that’s 52 new songs in a year!

When you join, I’ll send you my e-book of 64 Songwriting Tips & Tricks for free.

What you get every week LIVE:

Write a new song in a guided workshop
Meet a professional guest-songwriter
Share your music with our songwriting community
“The workshop was SO DOPE! Gary is a great guy. I feel like my creative output just multiplied after that.” - Michael B.
“Thanks to Gary Grundei, in the last 18 months I've written about 30 decent songs. Take his classes!” - Liesel E.
“The sessions I attended were the highlight of my summer. Not only did I enjoy the process of high-speed songwriting, but I also gained new insight about the creative process in general.” - Philip R

Guest Artists:

We regularly feature guest artists as part of our Live Q&A’s that happen after each Friday Afternoon Songwriting Club. Follow us on Instagram to see who’ll be next and sign up for FASC below to ask them any burning questions about songwriting you might have!

Past guests:

Meet the instructor:

Gary Grundei is a professional songwriter, performer, and teacher.

He’s the founder of the FASC community and engages with you LIVE on your songwriting journey.

To keep the process fresh and the community ever vibrant, Gary brings surprise-guest songwriting leaders who are at least as good as he is at bringing forth your best creative output! (see above for past and upcoming guests!)

There’s a magic that can happen when you put creativity, growth, authenticity, generosity, and community all together in one virtual environment. golden lotus studio was established as an online community in 2018 to fill a need for composers and songwriters of all walks of life and experience and training and styles to be able to support each other in their creativity and growth.

Learn More about the Club! (FASC)

In this LIVE weekly gathering held every Friday afternoon from 4PM to 5:30PM EST, renowned songwriter and composer Gary Grundei will guide you through writing your own original music from scratch, using techniques designed to engage your creativity and get you out of your comfort zone.

You’ll then meet a professional musician and engage in live Q&A. After the workshop, you get to hop on to the forum of musicians and share your song. The golden lotus studio forum is a space for support, constructive feedback, and guidance from professional songwriters.

Love songwriting and looking for a home for any level? Join the club!

What should I expect out of these classes?

Each 75-minute songwriting class is LIVE and led by Gary himself. Through brand-new sets of writing prompts and compositional methods, you’ll produce a first draft of your very own original song by the end of each class.

You’ll meet a professional musician and have a chance to ask a question face-to-zoom-face. Then you can post your brand-new-song in the forum!

Do I qualify for this?

Yes! Any and all songwriting skill levels are welcome. The best part about the methods you’ll take away from this course are that they can immediately apply to any experienced songwriter as well as those who are just starting out. 

What if I can't make class at 4PM EST?

If you can’t hop on a video call live, you can watch it any time over the next week and write the song along with the recording! Do it before the next call though, because that’s when the class recording will expire and be replaced by the latest one.

This sounds a bit intimidating!

Don’t worry! The good news is that you’re not alone; so many others will be watching along with you during every class and getting out of their comfort zones too. There’s even a chance to engage with your classmates, and it’s highly encouraged! Post your song in the private forum at golden lotus studio and get supportive, positive feedback about your new creation. Listen to what other folks made and connect with like-minded songwriters on any number of topics.

How much does it cost?

Before the Friday Afternoon Songwriting Club was around, individual classes went for $30. But I’m giving this course to you, for an entire MONTH of classes, for only $37! (That’s less than $10 a class! Sure beats $125 per class through Berklee Online!)

Register Here:

*If are experiencing financial hardship, but are craving the songmaking offerings described here, please reach out and let me know because a modest amount of scholarship funds are available for folks in such circumstances. Please send an email to himself [at] describing your situation.