(stay tuned as due to Covid-19, the times they are a changin’) 

August 3-6 • Rocky Mountain Song School• Lyons, CO • with Paul Reisler, Pat Pattison, Steve Seskin, and others.  Paul has been teaching here for over 25 years.  The workshop is recognized as the finest songwriting workshop in the country.  More information

PAUL REISLER has been performing and writing for over 45 years. He was the founder of Trapezoid and performed close to 3,000 concerts worldwide. He has been involved in over 35 recording projects in various roles as a musician, producer and composer. His new band, Paul Reisler & Three Good Reasons features Lea Morris and Marshall Keys.

He is the founder and director of Kid Pan Alley where he has written over 2,700 songs with over 65,000 children nationally.

He’s one of the most popular songwriting teachers in North America and has taught at workshops and songwriting schools including Rocky Mountain Song School, Utah Song School, Swannanoa Gathering, Blue Ridge Songcamp, Augusta Workshop, Hollyhock, Folk Alliance, Moulin a Nef in Auvillar, France, Kerrville, Nashville Songwriters Association, Omega Institute, Songcamp in the Mountains, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and many others.

In addition to his songwriting, he’s co-written a 30 minute orchestral piece, Aesop’s Fables for Orchestra and Narrator,  and two musicals–Bouncin’, and The Talented Clementine.

“Not to many people can do what he can do, bring the spirit of music and creating to new generations, opening up one of the most important doors there is. He is a national treasure.” Robert Fritz, best-selling author and composer

 “This was a life changing experience for me.  Paul is brilliant and accomplished but he has such an appreciation for the artist’s experience that anyone at any level can learn from him.”                  Audrey Hallet, Washington, DC

“Thank you again for the transformative experiences at Song School- it changed my life. Working with you opened a door that I didn’t even know was there, and I can’t wait to find out what’s inside.”  Katie Sawert, Flagstaff, AZ

During your workshops my creativity really started to flow in so many directions–I was getting new ideas for books, stories AND songs during those hours! The exercises you asked us to do set off sparks  in so many different places.   Nyree, CA

Once again, I have to thank you for the many opportunities you have provided to me and so many other aspiring songwriters over the years through your songcamps.  I realize how fortunate I am to have had these learning experiences and have also had a lot of fun too! Jean Bayou, Annandale, VA

“Paul is one of that small number of teachers who will do whatever it takes to reach people in the areas where they need to be reached.  He approaches this in the same way he composes music—in a very original style, changing the time signature when he needs to and using all kinds of different approaches.”  Steve Szymanski, Director, Rocky Mountain Folks Song School, Lyons, CO