What Donna Does Best
MUSIC & SONGWRITING GUIDANCE
There will be more E-Chapters from the book “A Lesson in a Higher Love”, too. The first E-Chapter, entitled “The Protector: That Voice Inside My Head” is available as a free download when you sign up for the email list. Donna’s songs are available for purchase on all major media outlets including iTunes and Google Play.
Donna has been giving songwriting evaluations for 20 years now. Fifteen of those years with the NSAI as a workshop coordinator, and for six years as staff at www.songU.com. Your evaluation will be on song form elements such as structure, rhyme, sectional.
Song Writing Seminar
Here’s a chance for you to learn about song writing from beginning to end or participate in an advanced session for your craft. Donna will cover all the basics and give you the ins and outs of successful songwriting. Watch the schedule for upcoming seminars held throughout the year.
‘The Garden of Eden Within’ Workshops
What if the Garden of Eden isn’t really a physical place located somewhere in Mesopotamia? What if it (and similar writings in other religions) is a metaphor for the heart? Donna will be facilitating workshops to address this topic. Schedule to be announced.
“Donna has a great ear and commercial slant on songwriting that is very valuable to any songwriter.”
~ K. Kime
“I’ve known Donna Valentine for several years as a song evaluator through www.SongU.com. Donna is very thorough in giving feedback related to description of lyric content, as well as musicality. If you have songs that you feel are commercially viable, or want to get them to a commercial level, Donna can definitely steer you in the right direction. Donna understands the process of continuous improvement in the craft of songwriting. I highly recommend Donna as a strong song evaluator for all levels of writers.”
“Donna Valentine’s critiques would most aptly be described as ‘directed encouragement’. She approaches her critiques first and foremost with the growth of the songwriter in mind. She structures her feedback with a balance of insight into the craft of songwriting and the goals and experience of the writer. Her desire is to help the individual improve as a writer while improving their song. She does not re-write the song for them but asks them to consider ways she feels will allow them to discover a stronger approach to the lyric or melody for themselves. She cares for the writers she mentors.”
~ M. Townley
From songwriters around the world through www.songU.com:
“Donna was FANTASTICA! And so helpful musically and lyrically as well as being enthusiastic and what a pretty lady! Inside and out Bellissima.”
~ songU Songwriter
“Donna was very helpful and an excellent instructor with great energy. Great song feedback with ample helpful suggestions. Highly Recommended!”
~ songU Songwriter
“Donna Valentine is a sweetheart song evaluator, always on the money with an ear for commerciality and an ax for what won’t work.”
~ J. Oliver
“Donna was great and feedback extremely helpful and spot on. And she has a very caring and enthusiastic way about her rather than talking down. A great course and great instructor! I love SongU!”
~ songU Songwriter
“Donna V is the complete songwriting package – lyricist, melody writer, musician, and vocalist! The validation of her talent can be heard in her well-crafted, melodic songs. She is one of the most gifted songwriters I’ve had the pleasure of co-writing with. Because of her experience and knowledge of the craft and business of songwriting, she is able to articulate constructive feedback on the songs written by others.”
~ D. Opfer