Never Stop Learning

Workshops for Learners of All Ages
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"Over the past decades, I've learned a thing or two about writing, performing, and making a way in the entertainment business. Continuing the traditions of the cowboy and storytelling helps keep our culture and ways alive, generation after generation.

It is a sincere joy to work with young people and learners of all ages who want to learn more or just get started. I offer a selection of workshops I have refined over the years, but if you don't see what you are looking for, reach out to me! "

- RJ  


Young Songwriters

Learn tips and techniques to write songs that are well-crafted and put smiles on faces

What Makes a Great Song?
Do I Start with Lyrics, Melody or the Hook?
What's a Hook Line?
What is Song Structure?
How to Copyright
How to Publish Your Song
How to Pitch a Song

Young Playwrights

Some English guy said 'all the world's a stage.' This workshop helps aspiring writers create and develop their ideas.

What Makes a Great Play?
Common Denominators Found in Successful Works
What Kind of Play Should I Write?
One Act, Three Acts, Short Play?
How do I Start?
Outlining Your Play
It's Finished! My First Play, Now What?

Cowboy History

The cowboy way is steeped in history, culture, skill, and hard work. This workshop paints the real story that should be passed on for generations to come.

What is a Cowboy?
Hollywood Doesn't Always Tell the Real Story of the American Cowboy!
How did The Cowboy Come to Be?
Tools of the Trade
Famous Cowboys
Songs About Cowboys

Have Fun. Learn as Much as You Can. Pass it On.