Songwriter Minute 2018

Nashville Comes to St. Louis!


Sponsored by: NSAI St. Louis

What: Larry Beaird's Songwriter Minute Workshop 2018

When: Nov 17, 2018, 1-4:00pm

Where: St. Louis County Library Grand Glaize Branch, 1010 Meramec Station Rd. Manchester, MO  63021


  • Reserved by Oct 15: NSAI Members $40 ~ Non-members $45

  • Reserved after Oct 15: NSAI Members $50 ~ Non-members $55

Registration: Call Aaron Beaird at (615) 279-8030 to register and pay for the workshop.

(Don't forget to register for a chance to win a free demo here!)

The Workshop

Larry Beaird has researched hit songs for many years to see what makes them work. He will be sharing the results of his research with songwriters in order to suggest ways to make their songs more commercial.

In addition to Larry’s recent research, he also uses his experience as a session musician in Nashville.  He’s played on thousands of recording sessions for writers and artists. Albums, singles, and videos he’s performed on have sold over 28 million copies - including 2 songs of the year - Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis and I’m Movin’ On by Rascal Flatts. For a more detailed look at Larry’s recording experience, click here:

Highlights of the workshop include:

- Larry will examine a group of Top 10 Hits and show what makes them work.
- He will also examine up to 10 songs written by writers in attendance (chosen by random drawing from the Early Bird registrants).
- A drawing will be held for a free $625 Premier Demo from Beaird Music Group!
- See 20+ ways  to make your songs more like the hits.

Larry’s Songwriter Minute videos take a look at some of the topics of the workshop. You can see examples of his videos here:

Demo Giveaway

The Premier Demo to be given away includes: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Steel.  This is a 30 minute tracking spot with the band on a session shared with other writers.

It also includes up to 3 hours of studio time (after tracking with the musicians) for vocals and mixing, 3 free CDs upon request, and an email with full quality WAV file mixes. Vocalist fees, if needed, are not included.  Your song can be recorded whether or not you are able to attend the session in person.

Click here to register.

Songs recorded with this package are eligible for Evening With A Publisher.

Private Mentoring Sessions

Take advantage of a Private One-Hour Mentoring Session with Larry for  only $100 and receive a $100 discount off a $625 Premier Demo (offer good for 30 days).

- What is a Private Mentoring Session?

It’s a one-on-one meeting with Larry so that you can receive his special attention to your music.

- What should I bring?

1. Bring 1-4 songs on your phone or laptop - or you can perform your songs live. 

2. Bring lyrics. 

3. Bring questions and pick Larry’s brain about YOUR music, the music business in general or whatever you’d like to discuss.

- What will I receive?

1. Larry will chart your song and give the chart to you at the end of the session. 

2. During the hour, Larry will listen intently and use his experience and research to help advise how to arrange your songs to be more like what’s on the radio. 

3. A recording discount of $100 off one Premier Demo from Beaird Music Group, Inc. in Nashville. (Offer good for 30 days from date of workshop))

- Where and when will the mentoring sessions take place?

6pm-10:00 pm on Saturday at a meeting room TBD. To schedule, please call or text Larry at (615) 400-2200.

(Additional time on Sunday may be available if needed)

How do I pay for a mentoring session?

Call Aaron Beaird at (615) 279-8030 to pay for a mentoring session.