An 8-week, live, intensive workshop for songwriters of any level.
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Write Like A Rock Star is a History of Rock 'n' Roll a Community an Album...with YOUR MUSIC.

Grab your spot now – course starts mid-March! 

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This LIVE 8-week workshop is designed for songwriters who are looking for some structure, accountability, individual attention, and a small group of like-minded musical peers to work alongside. In each class, acclaimed guitarist and composer Janet Feder will guide you through writing your own original music from scratch and help you further develop those first drafts into final drafts. 

Write Like A Rock Star course dates: TBD

8:30 - 10 PM EST || Mondays on Zoom for eight weeks. Register now or click the dates to add a registration reminder to your Google calendar, but hurry - this course starts soon!

meet your instructor...

Janet Feder

as seen on NPR, Guitar Player Magazine, and CMW

Widely known for pioneering composition for prepared guitar, Janet Feder has been featured on numerous recordings, radio programs, and film scores including the internationally acclaimed solo album Songs With Words and compilations The $100 Guitar Project (Bridge, 2013), I Never Meta Guitar (Clean Feed, 2010) and 156 Strings (Cuneiform, 2002).  2015 greeted her newest solo album T H I S C L O S E. Plus, she’s played NPR’s Tiny Desk.

what others have said about Janet...


This LIVE 8-week workshop comes with a built in community, online forum, and cultivates in a produced album available digitally with your music. The course is designed for songwriters of all levels who are interested in rock looking for guidance, structure, accountability, individual attention, and a small group of like-minded musical peers to work alongside.

If you’re wanting to take your songwriting more seriously, the Write Like A Rock Star Workshop is a great first step

Write Like A Rock Star weaves together the origin stories of Rock & Roll: the places, people and politics that gave rise to the tide that brought dynamic changes to the cultural fabric of the United States, Europe, and many other parts of the world beyond anything previously imagined. We’ll explore the basic meanings of “Rock” and “Roll” and the necessities that drove this music forward. You’ll discover the people who created it, played it, stole it, sold it, owned it and dominated it – while learning key elements of some of the genres that comprise this music well enough to write your own songs …. like a rock star.

This is an ambitious undertaking! Extensive reading, viewing and listening will be offered for you to explore between our weekly meetings, and will greatly enhance your experience of the course. Every class will be recorded and posted to the forum along with class notes and relevant links. With guided instruction, plus feedback from your fellow rockstars, you’ll have the encouragement to write at least three original songs, each representing a specific era of Rock & Roll. 


What you get:

8 live zoom calls with your cohort that are recorded so you can go back and watch them again, if desired

Instruction, guidance and exercises that will coach you to write at least 3 new songs by the end of the course 

The support and feedback of a like-minded group of individuals who are on the path with you and who have many of the same challenges and victories that you do

Individual attention and support from a professional songwriting instructor

Free membership to the Friday Afternoon Songwriting Club (FASC)

A history of rock and roll from the viewpoint of a songwriter, helping you explore the rock star within.

A joyful, unique approach that invites collaboration, builds trust quickly and gives you a feeling of belonging and support that is quite unique in the online universe

Loads of tips, tricks, and techniques that you can use again and again for the rest of your songwriting career

Compare Pricing:


1- 6 hours
$ 50-200 $$$ spent to work one.
  • Pre-recorded classes
  • No interaction or feedback
  • No incentive to watch the videos or do the assignments
  • No individualized instruction


12 weeks
$ 1500 $100+++ x 12 weeks...
  • Prohibitively expensive
  • Large, impersonal institution
  • You're a small fish in a big ocean. Don't let your music get lost.


for 2 months open-ended
$ 800-1000
open-ended w no direction
  • Expensive
  • The instructor might be 16 years old (I used to do this job when I was 16)
  • No community, no goals, no proven curriculum


3 songs in 8 weeks
$ 617
history of rock in 8 weeks
  • Includes all the benefits of the others, plus:
  • Affordable
  • A proven curriculum and structure
  • Unparalleled individual support on your journey by the instructor and a close-knit community
  • Work and attend class from the comfort of your home!

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*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.

golden lotus studio reserves the right to cancel this class if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirement.