1 - HS Songwriter
Multi-Platinum Songwriter
2 - HS Recording Artist

[Rosebud] surely ranks as one of the most important, impressive albums of the decade.
— Charles Donovan, allmusic.com

3 - HS Performer

Harriet knows how to take an audience and make them friends.
— JD Hinton

4 - HS Teacher

Harriet Schock is, in my opinion, one of the few who have earned the right to be called a “songwriting teacher.”
— David Pomeranz

Harriet Schock is, in my opinion, one of the few who have earned the right to be called a “songwriting teacher.”
— David Pomeranz, Multi-Platinum Songwriter/Artist

5 - HS Author

She writes with courage and grace and honesty. And, lucky for us, she wrote this book.
— Arthur Hamilton

She writes with courage and grace and honesty. And, lucky for us, she wrote this book.
— Arthur Hamilton, composer/lyricist

6 - HS Actress

Harriet Schock breaks you up. You laugh, you cry, but most of all, you pay attention to her.
— Tommy Garrett, Highlight Hollywood

7 - HS Host

Harriet, you do put together the coolest, most eclectic shows... — James Hurley

Harriet, you do put together the coolest, most eclectic shows...
— James Hurley

Harriet, you do put together the coolest, most eclectic shows... — James Hurley

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Harriet Schock’s innovative songwriting classes enable songwriters of all levels to become remarkable in the art and craft of writing songs. Harriet teaches privately in Los Angeles and her Step-by-Step Online Songwriting Course is available to people around the world via private e-mail. Video consultations are also available via Skype.

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From writing songs for film and television, to collaborating with her contemporaries, to working on stage and screen projects, Harriet Schock continues to create with some of the best in the business.

Visit Harriet’s Collaboration page…


Up-to-date info on Harriet Schock’s classes, concerts, films, plays, seminars, workshops and other events of interest.

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Raves, Rants, Reviews

“So enjoying your CD. I love the way you write and deliver a song. What a gift. Thank you so much for being in the world to tell us these stories through song.” — Nita Whitaker LaFontaine

“Your music and songwriting have inspired me to become the person I am today.” — Alexzandra, Stockholm, Sweden

“Just wanted to say I enjoyed your CD concert immensely. Your tender, sensitive and spontaneous rendition of all your material was a remarkable example of your rare talents. A real treat for me.” — Dana White

“Lada and I wish to Congratulate you on the Awesome Lyrics for the StarKey Song! We were overcome with JOY hearing you sing the special words you chose. You’re truly Wonderful, Harriet!” — Matthew and Lada

“In Yiddish theatre, which is referenced in the play we do together, audience members were told they could get their money back if they didn’t both laugh and cry at the performance. No one would have asked for their money back after your CD release concert.” — David Proval

“The listener is allowed into deeply personal-universal places and leaves with greater understandings of him/her-self as well as you and the subjects you write about. You really love people, and that's very cool!” — Leslie Welles

“Harriet’s a brilliant comedian who introduces each of her songs with a hilarious, bracingly honest back story that gives the people in the dark a little insight on how great songs are created.” — Julie Davis

“It’s really brilliant how you came up with these [songwriting] steps. Just a great, GREAT, idea.” — Denise Rosier

“Even stronger than my desire to write songs is my gratitude to be able to work on it at this point in my life. You have kept me going and are the best teacher I ever had or will have.” — Marian Weiner

“I learned that my most powerful songs truly do come from my real life experiences and that when I share my feelings, in song, I am able to heal myself.” — Cynthia Land

Wonderful songwriters perform!


Great songwriting celebrated!

Come hear a few songs from each of these fabulous songwriters. They were all my students at one time, and since I've been teaching since 1986, I've taught some fabulous songwriters. These are some of my students that Joan Enguita Willingham is generous enough to present at Kulaks Woodshed, my favorite venue! I'm going to sing a few songs too.

I guarantee you'll be inspired and entertained. $10 at the door. If you live out of L.A. or can't get to Kulaks Woodshed, you can watch online! http://kulakswoodshed.com or you can watch it at their Facebook page.

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Harriet Schock New Course

Click here for free preview and info on Harriet’s brand new online course, “Getting Emotional Impact into Your Songs”!

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Click/Tap to purchase and download Harriet Schock’s latest songs, “I Am Yours,” written expressly for Harvey Brownstone in July 2022 (though it’s sure to resonate with many folks who have had similar experiences), and Harriet’s newest song, “Because You Lived,” based on interviews with Jim Keaton about Helen Reddy.


The Harriet Schock Story

Thanks to the many great friends and fans of Harriet Schock, in 2020 we successfully raised the initial funds for the film production. This was PHASE 1 and it financed Pre-Production & Beginning Photography.

Production was delayed due to the lockdowns but then, near the end of 2021, we were able to film, with multiple high-quality film cameras, in a beautiful concert venue, Harriet and her band performing a wide selection of Harriet’s songs. This performance material will serve as a visual and musical bedrock that will be used throughout the film.

Then we had a successful PHASE 2 round of funding which was used for shooting interviews with 24 key figures in Harriet’s life and career.

PHASE 3 made its target and was utilized to fund the majority of the Post Production of the film.

Phase 4 made its target and was the last funding phase, which will be used for the Finishing Steps: Final Editing, Sound Mixing, Color Correcting and the Marketing of the film to festivals and other screening possibilities. Although the target has been made, donations are still accepted; any additional funds will be used to expand the marketing of this film.

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We made our target!


But feel free to contribute as that will help expand our marketing.

As we approach the home stretch for "HOLLYWOOD TOWN, The Harriet Schock Story," the director, Tom Solari, and I are looking to make it easier to back the project.

Some might have trouble navigating the Indiegogo campaign site. If so, we'll be happy to help. Just email me at harrietschock@gmail.com, and I'll answer your questions or walk you through the process, whatever it takes.

And if you haven't seen it yet, here is a PREVIEW VIDEO from the film: Brief Taste of Hollywood Town - PHASE 4 - YouTube

The next step is to visit the campaign and see what a great selection of VALUABLE PERKS are there for you to choose from, for helping us complete this project:

HOLLYWOOD TOWN - The Harriet Schock Story, Phase 4 | Indiegogo

Please watch this 90-second [VIDEO MESSAGE from me. I thought Jesse, my cat, would join me but at the last minute, he changed his mind.


Indiegogo only takes credit cards or debit cards in payment. If you prefer not to use a card, you can contact me and we'll figure another way for the donation to be made to Indiegogo, with it still in your name. I've done this for a few people who simply don't like to use a card online.


The campaigns for this film are always on a FIXED FUNDING basis, meaning that the stated goal amount has to be achieved by the end date of the campaign or the money is returned to the backers. The alternative is FLEXIBLE FUNDING, where the campaign gets to keep whatever is raised. Tom Solari has never done Flexible Funding because the amount asked for is the amount needed to complete the task. Anything less won't get the job done.


Indiegogo has added a "Tip" feature on perks, which we can't remove. It goes to unspecified "causes." It doesn't go to the film. If you use the Down Caret (v) next to the $ amount, at the bottom it gives you an "Other Amount" tip option. Type in $0, if you prefer.


I think I have covered all the details. Let me know if you have any unanswered questions. And look at the perks---those wonderful gifts offered to get you to donate!

Find a perk you like! We only have 7 days left. There are so many perks offered by generous supporters to help this film get finished.


Since there is no guarantee, at the outset, that we will achieve our goal, the perks don't go out until the campaign is successful and is over. So, right now, assuming the campaign is successful by its end date of August 31st, most of the perks will go out sometime in September. There are a few exceptions which, due to the nature of the perks, but most will go out right after the goal is reached!


In the past, the campaign was sending these UPDATES to people who donated to the four campaigns, dating back to 2020. That meant folks who donated to multiple campaigns got multiple copies of the UPDATES. From now on the campaign will be sending UPDATES to the backers of PHASE 4, reducing the traffic in your inbox

Tom Solari, the director, and I very much appreciate a donation of any size.

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