Learn INDUSTRY SECRETS
To Writing Hit Songs

How to write songs like a pro so you can pursue your dreams in the music business

Your Music Career Starts Here!

Learn Industry Secrets
To Writing Hit Songs

Your Music Career Starts Here!
DISCOVER THE RULES OF

COMMERCIAL SONGWRITING

Learn the rules of commercial songwriting so you will be taken seriously by professionals in the music industry. As a writer, it’s a game-changer and a game-breaker. These rules are the foundation on which hit songs are built. At the end of the day – it’s all about your songs!

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EXPLORE THE ELEMENTS OF WHAT MAKES A

HIT SONG

In this course, you will:

  • Find out what makes a song a hit

  • Learn basic pop song structures

  • Discover what ‘strong hooks’ are

  • Work with the most popular chord progressions

  • Analyze catchy hit melodies and learn how to write memorable ones

  • Improve your lyric writing and learn some tricks

  • Understand the importance of tempo and beat and how they influence songs

  • Uncover the hit song elements you need to know

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ONLINE COURSE INCLUDES

Course Worksheets
12 Instructional Videos
One Live Song Consult
Weekly Homework
IN REAL TIME

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS

This course is for every songwriter out there who wants to write a hit. It’s intuitive and easy to understand. It’s not based around music theory so you won’t get lost. We break down and listen to many hit pop songs. You are given relevant homework after each lesson. The homework is created for songwriters at the beginner and intermediate levels and will help you integrate and apply what you’ve learned.

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FAST TRACK

YOUR CAREER

By taking this course, you will be in the game as a songwriter. It takes many years of songwriting to figure out what you will be learning in a very short time. You do not have to play an instrument to take the course, so don’t let that hold you back. As long as you can carry a tune, you are good to go!

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CHALLENGE YOUR SKILLS AS A

SONGWRITER

If you’re a songwriter who doesn’t know the rules of writing an industry-standard song, I’ll teach you what you are missing. This course will be the best investment you’ll make as a writer.

If you don’t have hit songs, you won’t have a successful career. If you write with a partner, take the course together. I offer discounts for writing teams! I promise you’ll have an “AHA” moment.

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ONLINE
SONGWRITING COURSE

Perfect for beginner and intermediate writers who just want to learn how to write songs.  This is a self-paced course that includes homework and one live song consult when the student finishes the course. 

  • $1500 – 3 payments of $500.00

    $1250 – Pay in Full

  • Self Paced Course

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ARTIST 
DEVELOPMENT

“TADA ” The Artist Development Academy is great for beginner and intermediate writers who want to be successful in the music business. This is a mentorship program for up-and-coming artists. It includes the hit songwriting course.

 

 

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1 ON 1
COACHING

Details:

  • $1800/mo

  • 3 Month Course

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GROUP
COACHING

Details:

  • $1200/mo

  • 3 Month Course

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COURSES INCLUDES

Course Packet, Professional Coaching, Interactive Presentation, Song Workshopping , Free Song Consult Upon Course Completion

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1 ON 1
COACHING

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  • $1800/mo

  • 3 Month Course

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GROUP
COACHINE

Details:

  • $1200/mo

  • 3 Month Course

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1 ON 1
COACHINE

Details:

  • $1800/mo

  • 3 Month Course

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I have gone through seven different voice coaches with backgrounds in classical and broadway training for the past twelve years. I used to compete in national singing competitions, perform on stage, play occasional gigs, and perform with a theatre company. My primary issue has always been my inability to use my diaphragm correctly. However, I have also struggled with placement, breathing techniques, and a lack of support when singing. By working with Marilee for only eight weeks, I have corrected all of these issues and gained confidence in my ability to sing again. Her lessons have given me the foundations necessary to sing without tension and learn how to use my voice correctly. I have even discovered more of my range than I thought I had, and I am learning to sing in registers of my voice that I was previously unaware of.

 

Madisen M.

I left my last voice teacher because I’d felt we’d hit a ceiling of her being able to teach me more advanced and the more technical side of singing. I am serious about being in the music industry, so I did some research and found Marilee. Marilee quickly corrected my vocal issues within weeks. Now my vocal range has grown faster than I thought was possible and high notes are effortless, no toll on my throat. I have now corrected some old habits and changed my muscle memory. She pushed me to get out and gig around town with another student of hers, to gain confidence in my performance. Now I’m writing songs. She really knows what she’s doing, and I couldn’t imagine where I would be with my development as an artist if I hadn’t found her.

LEXI L.

Marilee is a fabulous teacher. I had a good background in choral performance, and she was able to take my solo vocal performance to another level. She really helped me open up and start to come into my potential as a vocalist. I highly recommend her.

ROB F.

Marilee is a kind, caring and attentive vocal teacher with an extensive background in vocal training and songwriting. I have been working with her for over a year now and I have seen tremendous results, both as a singer and a songwriter.

LUCAS B.

My daughter is a long-time student in the dramatic arts but was self-conscious of her singing voice. She has been with Marilee for over a year now and her self-confidence and vocal improvement is amazing! We are so grateful for Marilee’s kind, compassionate and enthusiastic teaching as well as her knowledge and experience.

Thank you, Marilee!

ROBYN E.

Marilee has been working with our daughter for almost two years, and we absolutely love her! We’ve seen so much improvement and couldn’t be happier. Marilee is professional, encouraging, and such a great coach. I’m so glad we found her!! I would recommend her to anyone!

PATRICK S.
You will never listen to a song the same way again after taking this course. If you are an experienced longtime songwriter, you will write songs with a different understanding, vibe, perspective, and possibly a new and different formula and strategy for songwriting after taking this course.  If you are taking this course to learn how to write your first song, you couldn’t be starting from a better place with this songwriting course. 
 
No matter what genre of music you want to write,  there is a formula, a pattern, and science behind songwriting that is taught in this course to help you build and construct a well-written song.  There is a combination of so much that goes into writing a song. Marilee breaks it all down for you and teaches how to add the magic ingredient of your own uniqueness to add to the science of songwriting. I can’t wait to write a new song after just completing Marilee’s songwriting course.  She makes her constructed learning process an absolute blast.  
 
~ Leigh Hetherington
Country Music songwriter and artist. Musical composer. (Starred opposite Neil Patrick Harris in the Broadway show, RENT). 

 

Before I joined Marilee’s course, I was a self-taught song writer who struggled to find a clear and consistent way to produce music that was simple, yet fun and interesting to listen to. Marilee was able to break down the basics of pop song writing as well as creating practices that made it much easier to understand what it was specifically that I needed to improve upon. She taught me incredibly useful information on melodies, production, and lyrics while providing historical and cultural backgrounds about the art of music. This all curated together into an inspiring class that made me motivated to continue songwriting and singing as a career. I would definitely recommend this class whether you are a complete beginner or if you’re an experienced songwriter who is looking to improve their music. 

Jason L.

I have been songwriting for myself as an artist for several years. I didn’t realize there were basic things I was missing when it came to writing catchy songs until I took this course.  Marilee’s approach breaks it all down in a way that is easy to understand and listening to song after song, from different genres and time periods, really helped me hear things in a new way. The homework pushed me out of my comfort zone and ultimately I became a better songwriter. It’s funny now that I know the information, I listen to hit songs differently. 

Matt Z.

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