Multi-Platinum Songwriter

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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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

I can help your New Year's resolution come true!


Testimonials and info on Monday Jan. 18 and Tuesday, Jan 19--new 10-week songwriting workshops begin!

If your new year's resolution is to get to the next level in your songwriting, I can help you get there one step at a time. Here are a few testimonials from current students:

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"I am brought to my knees with gratitude for this brilliant class and brilliant Harriet guiding me, accepting this very personal experience, and giving me feedback to make the song so much better. I am truly honored and learned so much about how a very personal and unusual experience has something to offer for others to understand and learn from, or remember their own experiences. When I started it, and even last week, I was thinking it was too weird an experience to share. But I am gaining faith that the more raw and personal, the more relatable." Audrey Appleby

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"I’ve been writing songs since college. They were often wrought with emotion and the occasional interesting chord change, but I would find that my audience wasn’t reacting as well as I wanted them to, and it was mostly because they didn’t really get what I was singing about. Since studying with Harriet, my songs have messaging that really says what I want to say, and my audience actually gets it. On top of that, I’ve learned so much about how to compose better melodies, and how to use melody to enhance the emotion of each line of the song. If you want to go from being a good songwriter to being a GREAT songwriter, you’ve found your home with Harriet Schock!"
Dan Jablons

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"I can't imagine writing a song without using the steps because they get me to the song I actually want to write. That's why it's valuable to take the class over and over again. In each song, different songwriting muscles get exercised and stronger."
Andrea Ross-Greene

We're starting off the year with new Zoom songwriting classes in 2021! Ten weeks from 7-10pm Pacific time either Monday or Tuesday. The cost is only a fraction of the cost of private. For 30 hours a session, it's only $360. You get to be in class with songwriters who are all over the country because they're on Zoom. (If you're on east coast time or in another country and these classes are too late for your time zone, ask me about the afternoon class starting again on Thursdays at noon PST in February.)

Call me at 213 840-6732 for more information or to hold a square for you! Both classes have a wide range of songwriters, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. The Monday night class requires an audition. These classes fill up very quickly so call now!

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The Harriet Schock Story

When the time came to launch the 30-day Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign for the production of a movie about Harriet Schock, her music and her career, a very special group of friends jumped on board, raising a full 60% of the funding goal within the first 24 hours!

It is to them that this HONOR ROLL is dedicated. Their names will appear in the CREDITS OF THE FINISHED FILM and they will be SPECIAL GUESTS AT THE FILM'S PREMIERE.

We thank as well those backers who wish to remain anonymous.

Click HERE for Indiegogo Video

Harriet Schock - Hollywood Town


Kay Curtis
Randall Michael Tobin
Fred Landau
LeRena Major
DJ Houston
Patricia Garner
Dr. Linda Opyr
Mark Giffin
Andrea Ross-Greene
Sandra Bowdry
Josee Goudreault
Alan August
William Pfordresher
Misha Segal
Edward Auslender
Pauline Frechette Campbell
Jim Meskimen
Tracy Eckstrand
Laura Patton
Porter Hansen
Michael Haywood Norris
Sharon Vaturi
Gary Lynn Floyd
Neal Springer
Kathlyne Markham
Julie Davis
Laura Gold
Betsy Jill Jackson
Cynthia Land
Suesan Walker
Bine Besenboeck
Steve Wagner
Hillary Rollins
Maria (Mia) Leitch
Kathy Rubin
Don Peake & Judi Pulver
Beverly Egan Houston
Mary Cross
Marian Weiner
Bradley Bobbs
Gerry Hallford
Duncan Tuck
Richard Emmet
Clark Carr
Kevin Kelso
Heidi Tuck
Lynne Hanson
Richard Stewart
Ruth M. Russell
Maria Monet & Richard Walicki
Terry Stump
Dana Houston Jackson
Donna Casselman
Diana Weynand
Charlotte Neveu
Bill Berry
Jillian Berry
Jaime Gonzales
Alexis Gach
Steve Staley
Debbie Montgomery
Carmael Frith
Hanna Roth

As the 30-day Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign for the HARRIET SCHOCK movie approached the end, it was vital to get the campaign over the finish line, meeting the Fixed Funding Goal.

To achieve this, a very special category of backer was designated. In a track relay race team, it's called the "anchor leg." It is the strongest, most trusted team member who is called upon, in the last lap, to put the effort over the top and pull off the win, whatever the odds.

And so a position of Olympian proportion was created for someone who contributed to the campaign in an amount of $25 or more by a specified date. It could be someone contributing for the first time or multiple times.

To those who answered the call, we dedicate...

The WINNERS CIRCLE of friends

With that designation your names will appear in the credits of the finished film.

Chana Wise
Corwyn Braschi
Kathleen Sinclair
Treva Silverman
Nancy Greene
Sarah McMullen
Richard Emmet
Leah Andreone
LeRena Major
Daniel Selby
Debra Alt
Jim Keaton
Michelle Krell
Hugh Lehane
Mark Reinhart
Norm Novitsky
Lee Purcell
Steven Gary Schlussell
Tiffany Bailey
Jae Duckhorn
Susan Stroh

We thank as well those backers who wish to remain anonymous.

Click HERE for Indiegogo Video

Harriet Schock Hollywood Town Album Back Cover