Songwriting & Performance


Personalized attention with three skilled and renowned instructors in their respective fields. The Distant Cousins band has vast experience in writing music for television & film – on quick turnaround. Teens! If you want a unique songwriting experience, this workshop is for you. The band has collaborated with students from companies and organizations worldwide.

This exciting workshop will teach basics of songwriting, with guitar instructor accompaniment, recording; and will culminate in the creation of a new song and music video for you, your friends and family to treasure. A rare opportunity for YOU to learn how to write and record your own song led by professional band members. Taught by band members from Distant Cousins, Duvid Swirsky, Ami Kozak, Dov Rosenblatt. Maximum 20 students per class.

Wednesday 5:00-6:00 PM
Four, 60-minute sessions: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Total 4 class hours. Members: $400 / Non-members: $450


Interested in a class or camp that is in already session or the dates have passed? Please contact ellen@goldcoastarts.org about joining a class or starting a new session!


Distant Cousins has composed original music for Dream works Animation (Archibald’s Next Big Thing theme song, Where’s Waldo theme song, KIPO), Nickelodeon (The Loud House movie), and has had original music placed in various TV shows, films, commercials and trailers. (How To Train Your Dragon 3 trailer, This Is Where I Leave You, Macy’s commercial, The Voice, American Idol.)

Now the band invites YOU to learn how to write and record your own song! Click on the video below to view a message from the band.