FRIDAY AFTERNOON

SONGWRITING CLUB

A dynamic community designed to help

you write better songs today.

FRIDAY

AFTERNOON

SONGWRITING CLUB

A dynamic community designed to help you write better songs today.

How It Works

Show up

Show up to class and write a song in about an hour (Live or recorded)

Share

Share your song in the private forum to get feedback from skilled and compassionate instructors and peers

Grow

Grow your writing practice with a new set of prompts each week

 – PLUS –

Song Circles
Open Mic Nights
Guests Q&As
Free Guests Passes
Music Release Parties
Exclusive Discount on Workshops

Meet your instructor:

GARY 

GRUNDEI

Acclaimed professional songwriter, performer, 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 guest songwriting leaders who are also adept at bringing forth your best creative output! (see below for past and upcoming guests!)

Gary’s music has appeared on MTV, The Discovery Channel, NPR and the Kennedy Center. He’s composed for New York Stage and Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Magic Theatre, GALA Choruses, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He’s also been fortunate enough to work with Meredith Monk, Bill Pullman, Leigh Fondakowski, Matt Berninger, Ron Miles, Barbara Dilley and Caitlyn FitzGerald. Gary lives in NYC with his family and is a member of the band High Fiction.

Meet your instructor:

GARY GRUNDEI

Acclaimed professional songwriter, performer, 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 guest songwriting leaders who are also adept at bringing forth your best creative output! (see below for past and upcoming guests!)

Gary’s music has appeared on MTV, The Discovery Channel, NPR and the Kennedy Center. He’s composed for New York Stage and Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Magic Theatre, GALA Choruses, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He’s also been fortunate enough to work with Meredith Monk, Bill Pullman, Leigh Fondakowski, Matt Berninger, Ron Miles, Barbara Dilley and Caitlyn FitzGerald. Gary lives in NYC with his family and is a member of the band High Fiction.

Meet your instructor:

GARY

GRUNDEI

Acclaimed professional songwriter,

performer, 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 guest songwriting leaders who are also adept at bringing forth your best creative output! (see below for past and upcoming guests!)

Gary’s music has appeared on MTV, The Discovery Channel, NPR and the Kennedy Center. He’s composed for New York Stage and Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Magic Theatre, GALA Choruses, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He’s also been fortunate enough to work with Meredith Monk, Bill Pullman, Leigh Fondakowski, Matt Berninger, Ron Miles, Barbara Dilley and Caitlyn FitzGerald. Gary lives in NYC with his family and is a member of the band High Fiction.

Gary Grundei has worked with:

We regularly feature guest artists as Songwriting Club instructors, as part of our Live Q&A’s, and at our Songwriters’ Open Mic. Sign up for FASC below to ask them any burning questions about songwriting you might have! You’re not alone in this.

Past Guest Artists

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Learn More about the Club! (FASC)

In this LIVE weekly gathering held every Friday afternoon from 4PM to 5:15PM or so 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.

Some weeks, you’ll also meet an industry professional 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 regardless of your past experience? Join the club!

Each 75-minute songwriting class is LIVE and led by Gary himself or one of our other amazing gls teachers. 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!

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

If you can’t hop on the 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.

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. You will be muted on the call, though, so all of your work will be private until you feel ready to share it. There is 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.

Before the Friday Afternoon Songwriting Club was around, individual classes went for around $100 or so. 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!) What have you got to lose? Cancel at any time.

Our Simple Pricing & Plans

You’re only moments away from your next great song!

FASC Best Value Annual Membership
$370

Write 52 songs in a year!  

 Really get to know your instructors and the community

 Save $74 over Monthly – It’s like getting 2 months free

FASC Monthly Membership Most Popular
$37

 Make songwriting a practice

 Write a new song every week

Cancel at any time

Save $80 a month over single classes

FASC Try it out

$27

Write a song in about an hour

Share it on the forum

One-time billing 

Compare to $100 a class at other websites