Jimmy Kachulis teaches songwriting and lyric writing at Berklee, conducts clinics nationwide, and has helped thousands of songwriters develop and maximize their skills. Look through the bios of some of today's best songwriters, and his name comes up again and again; his students' works have earned Grammy nominations, and been recorded by a vast range of artists on major and independent labels. An accomplished composer, arranger and conductor, he has worked with great artists like George Coleman, Jon Hendricks, John Lewis and Martha Reeves, and his compositions have been featured on scores from The Sopranos to Touched By An Angel. Jimmy's songs and arrangements for "Island Beeze", by legendary guitarist, Eric Gale, have been re-released and distributed worldwide under the Warner Brothers label.
About Shane Adams
Shane Adams, a Berklee College of Music alumni ('95), entered the music business by making tape copies at Lyle Lovett's music publisher. A few years later he contributed to the 1999 Grammy marketing campaign for Jack Jones at Honest Entertainment. He ran two successful publishing companies (Harold Shedd as Creative Director and Mike O'Rear Publishing as Vice President) before co-founding the internet record label Songwriter Records as CEO. Most recently, Shane served as Creative Director/Catalog Manager for Sea Gayle Music in Nashville. Shane Adams is currently producing several songwriters, writing film scores and teaching songwriting and lyric writing courses for the Berklee College of Music online school.
About Andrea Stolpe
Andrea Stolpe is a staff songwriter for Universal Music Publishing Company. For over a decade, Andrea has written songs for the commercial music industry, pitched her own material, and performed as a solo artist. After relocating to Nashville, TN, Andrea began as a staff writer for EMI Music Publishing. Her experience there led to extensive work singing demos for such artists as Faith Hill and Joe Dee Messina. Andrea has collaborated with great artists such as Mike Reid, Don Schlitz, and Stephen Robson, and penned songs for pop and country artists including Faith Hill, Steve Azar, Josh Gracin, Shonagh Daly and Daniel Lee Martin. Her writing style spans all genres of contemporary commercial music. She holds a songwriting degree from Berklee College of Music with an emphasis on performance. Currently, Andrea is recording an album with Mercury artist Anthony Smith and renowned producers Bobby Terry and Jan Stolpe. Jan has worked on projects with such artists as Reba McEntire, Allen Jackson, Kathy Mattea, and Billy Ray Cyrus.