singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, teacher, plant-based foodie, mom & space-enthusiast.
Songwriting Coaching and Lessons
I love to write songs and I love to teach. And I especially love working with others to help them get the same joy and creative fulfillment out of writing that I do. If you're a songwriter who wants to grow your writing, or someone who wants to learn how to express yourself through music, I'm here to help. I co-teach a songwriting workshop called Thinking Outside the Blocks with Allie Moss and I also teach Music Theory for Songwriters. See below!
Other Stuff I Do
In 2016, Allie Moss and I began Thinking Outside the Blocks, a passion project that combines our love for teaching with our love for writing. With our workshop, we hope to encourage other writers by sharing lessons we’ve learned through our own experiences with successes and failures, as well as pass on tools we wished-we’d-known-then and exercises we use to keep advancing our writing.
We host most of our workshops online, so you can join us from anywhere! We also have a weekly blog about songwriting and creativity.
The Weird Years
A brand new, dreamy folk-pop collaboration based out of Brooklyn, New York, The Weird Years have a clearly defined aesthetic built around gorgeous harmony stacks, haunting arpeggios, and otherworldly textures that conjure up comparisons to Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, Here We Go Magic, First Aid Kit, and the Stranger Things soundtrack.
Witchy, glitchy, and ethereal, their debut album draws on the band members' wealth of musical experience in other projects to create a perfectly odd pop gem with a singular, and deliberately-sustained mood. Their new EP pairs well with a long walk in the forest at dusk, a mug of hot chocolate in front of your fireplace, or just a pair of headphones and closed eyes.
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Who the hell is BESS ROGERS?
I'm a Brooklyn & Nashville-based songwriter, singer, guitarist, solo artist, producer and teacher. Over the past decade I've released four solo albums, toured internationally as lead guitarist and back-up vocalist for Ingrid Michelson, as well as with my own female-fronted rock quartet, Secret Someones, (who released our debut record on Cherrytree/Interscope Records). My solo music has been featured on television shows like Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill, as well as in Cheerios, Motts and Hershey’s ad campaigns. In 2018, I joined the first all-female Broadway pit band for Head Over Heels, the musical. In addition to writing and performing, I have taught songwriting, guitar, piano and music theory for over 15 years, and am a co-founder of the songwriting workshop, Thinking Outside the Blocks. I also hold a Masters Degree in Music Composition from SUNY Purchase College. Currently, I'm busy working on several new musical projects, teaching, and enjoying the craziness of being a mom to a toddler!