NSAI Philadelphia, PA Chapter

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Meetings consist of reviewing a lesson on the craft of songwriting or a music business related subject. We then host a feedback session where participants share a song with the group. Members should bring a song to share and lyric sheets for the group.

December 20, 2018
7 PM - 10 PM
527 Ridge Pike
Messiah United Methodist Church
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
United States
TOPIC: A Lesson in Fundamentals--Strategies for Songwriting

Welcome To Our Chapter!



Liz Miller
Debra Lee

Chapter News and Events

In response to member requests, the Philly NSAI Chapter presents:

NSAI Philadelphia Chapter Workshop
A LESSON IN FUNDAMENTALS--Strategies for Songwriting
Thursday, DECEMBER 20, 7-10PM
Messiah Methodist Church (back entrance)
527 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Build your songwriting tool box, up-level your skill, with the goal of capturing the ears of publishers, music directors, producers, and recording artists.

All songwriters welcome.

Who will benefit?
Beginning songwriters, writers new to NSAI; experienced members are also welcome to review and reinforce fundamental songwriting concepts.

What you will learn:
Among topics covered will be song structure, function, prosody and strategies key to all genres, whether country, Americana-folk-singer-songwriter, rock or pop.

12 lyric sheets for one song.
Bring your guitar to play live; or you can play your songs on your phone, iPod, or a CD.

Workshop Instructor:
Philly-NSAI Chapter Co-coordinator and award winning songwriter Liz Miller will teach the workshop. Through her own intensive training and experience as a Nashville Songwriter, Liz will guide you through the fundamentals of songwriting as she provides valuable feedback and instruction on songs that are played by those attending the workshop.

In addition to winning several prestigious song contests, she has had over 40 single song contracts with publishers, has co-written with pro writers and chart topping artists, and has had cuts with independent artists. Liz has also placed songs in TV and film, has written jingles, and is a voting member or the Grammy association (NARAS).
As an artist, Liz is one half of the band The X-Conditionals whose first effort was up for a San Diego music award and signed to Big West with distribution by the Orchid.


Messiah Methodist Church located in Lafayette Hill is directly off Ridge Pike and shows up on Google Maps. Watch for a Methodist Church sign at the entrance of a driveway that leads to the parking lot in back of the church, go to back door to enter building and follow signs to the meeting space.

An RSVP is appreciated by return e-mail if you can make the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

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  • You must be an NSAI Member (non-expired) to play a song
  • Songs must be played as a recording (no live performances)
  • You must be an NSAI Member to vote on the song submissions
  • Members can vote even if they don't have a song submitted for voting
  • Coordinators songs will not be in consideration during the voting rounds at the chapter meetings to maintain impartiality. 
  • Coordinators can't be co-writers on the chapter member submissions to avoid any bias. 


  • Coordinators songs will not be in consideration during the voting rounds at the chapter meetings to maintain impartiality. 
  • Based on the volume of submissions- coordinators reserve the right to limit song listening session to 1st verse and chorus  if necessary.  
  • Although you can attend multiple chapter meetings and submit one song at each for the voting round, If you are selected as the winner at one chapter, you cannot win at another.  


We will announce the individual chapter winners in May after all names and songs have been collected by NSAI. 

The final announcement regarding songs selected by ole is TBD. 



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