How It Works
First of all, there is no such thing as too much information! To write an original song for you, I need to know everything that's relevant to the subject of the song and the event being celebrated. I once wrote a song for an 80-year-old "Pioneer Grandmother of the Year". Her son wrote me a three-page description of her parents, childhood, adult life, and retirement, and every bit of it went into the song!
Here are some questions to get you started:
Once I have your information, I'll need a couple of weeks to put it all together. You can email me with additional thoughts, but if they mean a lot of revisions, that will take longer.
If you have already written a poem or song lyrics, email them to me and I'll set them to music. That sometimes requires a little editing, but I promise not to tinker with your words any more than I have to! If you want to sing the song yourself, I can make you a CD with two versions: a rehearsal cut with me singing to help you learn the song, and a performance cut with just the accompaniment.
Why Buy a Song?
$80.00: Send me your poem or lyrics. I'll write the music, record the song, and send you a CD and lyric sheet.
$150.00: A complete song, with original music and lyrics, based on the information you send me. CD and lyric sheet.
$250.00: The same complete song, with the addition of step-by-step revisions. I send you drafts of the lyrics and rough mixes of the music, and you tell me what needs tweaking.