|20 Mar – Mar 20, 2013||2013 DESERT WRITERS EXPO||Book Sales, Signing|
|17 Mar – Mar 17, 2013||Defining Your Genre, Marketing Your Brand||Workshop, Class, Party|
|10 Nov – Nov 10, 2012||Songwriting For Your Original Act||Workshop, Class, Party|
|8 May – May 8, 2012||Writing Songs For A Specific Act||Workshop|
|16 May – May 16, 2011||Creative Songwriting||Workshop, Class, Party|
Many of Cat’s numerous students & colleagues have worked in the recording industry, TV, films & musicals, performing their completed songs, and released their own CDs.
Read bios of such notables as: Tony Danza, Bo Diddley, Stephen Bray, Arthur Hamilton, Dianne Reeves, Mark Winkler, Liz Howard & so many more.
An Alumni at random:
Barry is a higher education consultant and songwriter with a talent for theatrical music and a strong interest in Jewish culture as well as the topic of aging. He has recently had success in having some of his works presented on stage in the LA area. While working on campus at UCLA, Bortnick attended Cat Cohen’s songwriting classes. Keep reading about Cat's Alumni, Barry Bortnick →
A Colleague at random:
Jimi is a songwriter, performer, DJ, and guitar tech who was born & raised in East Los Angeles. Jimi’s cross-cultural influences from teriyaki to tortillas have given him a broader perspective & appreciation for the world around him. After an epiphany in 1970, he began playing guitar & singing at church. Not being satisfied with the traditional hymns & folksongs ...Keep reading about Cat's Colleague, Jimi Yamagishi →
CAT‘S MAY NEWSLETTER Cool and Rainy turns into Hot and Windy Mother Nature is showing her fickle hand out here in the desert. Last week we had several days of cool weather with a bit of rain. Then triple digits. Today, it’s a little cooler. I just read that the Midwest also has seen unbelievable climate bumps. I remember ...Keep reading DESERT WEATHER NEWS - COOL TO HOT AND COOL AGAIN
GRAMMYS PASS THE TORCH TO YOUNGER GENERATION A decade ago, The GRAMMYS were in danger of slipping into irrelevancy, if not obscurity. With all of the changes in the pop music scene, the aging NARAS voters tended to select older established record acts out of proportion to younger up and coming ones. Instead of rewarding efforts for new talents ...Keep reading Grammys Pass the Torch
It’s a new year and already so much has happened. We’ve witnessed the recent passing of notables in the sports world like EARL WEAVER and STAN MUSIAL. Here in California, we’ve said goodbye to the champion of our big scenery and little people, HUELL HOWSER. The LA songwriting community has just lost one of our biggest creators and advocates, ...Keep reading 2013 Winds Of Change
A CULTURE OF VIOLENCE -ASSAULT RIFLES BUTT HEADS WITH COMMON SENSE A Liberal Libertarian point of view By [David] Cat Cohen It seems that the American Wild West has never died. Dodge City is the cultural capital of America, not Washington D.C. Marshall Law is still the law of the land, and Gunsmoke pervades our streets, cities, and schools. Vigilanteism ...Keep reading A Culture of Violence?
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