Merry Christmas everyone. In honor of the day and moment I decided to invite one of my dearest friends on the show. Scarlet Keys is one of the most talented and inspiring people I have the privilege to know.

Scarlet Keys has been a full-time professor in the Songwriting department at the Berklee College of music since 2003 teaching songwriting, lyric writing, performance, piano and upper division songwriting courses. Some of her students include Charlie Puth, Betty Who, Charlie Worsham, Liz Longley, Amy Allen, and Ingrid Andress, to name a few. She’s also the author of The Craft of Songwriting: Music, Meaning, & Emotion.

Scarlet is a former staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell music publishing, and has released two c.d.’s as a solo artist and toured and performed with her original band.

She released a new songwriting podcast titled What’s in a Song.

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