Invitation to my 9th songwriting workshop

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I am inviting you to join me on my 9th Songwriting Online Workshop.
1) Must be able to play with some proficiency on either the piano or guitar.
2) Must be committed to write one song a week.
Schedule is every Saturday-Sunday starting July 17-18, 24-25, July31-August1, 7-8..
TIME: 10AM to 12:Noon Manila time, 12 Noon PM Australia, 7PM in California. It will run for 4 weeks or 8 sessions.
The class is is very hands on and participative. And enjoyable! I promise you many ‘aha’ moments and lots of surprise and delight.
Tuition: 7,000 Pesos. 140 USD 200AUD.
Please send a message if interested.

The misses!!

APO had many hits. But to us who made them, a lot of the hits were unexpected. Here are the ones we thought would make it but did not… Well at least not in a big way like the hits did!
We call this playlist APO Hiking Society’s Misses Vol. 1
Some of the songs may be greyed out when you press the link below.. If you want to listen to all the songs, open your Spotify app and type Jim Paredes. Go to my playlists and open APO HIKING SOCIETY MISSES Vol. 1

Creative for lihe workshop, 2nd run

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Slots are still open for the new run of Creative for Life workshop.
Creative for Life, also known as Tapping the Creative Universe, is a six-day intensive workshop that will help uncover, identify and set aside the blocks that stand in the way of creativity in everyday life. By actively engaging in self-defeating attitudes and instilling practices that will help the participant overcome them, the workshop will awaken a new way of seeing that will bring back the inner joy and natural creative impulse each person possesses.
Workshop schedule:
March 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 | 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Manila)
10:00 p.m. (Sydney)

This is open to all individuals aged 25 years and above. The workshop costs Php 5,000 for all the six sessions.
For reservations and inquiries, kindly contact Ms. Julia Agida via or at 0905-322-523

Announcing the 7th Jim Paredes Songwriting workshop

An online workshop.
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WHEN: March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, April 3, 4. These dates fall on Saturdays and Sundays).
Time: 9AM to 11 AM Manila time. 12 PM to 2PM Sydney time
9PM-11PM New York 5PM to 7PM Los Angeles. (Fridays and Saturdays).
Each session runs for two hours. All in all, we will have 8 sessions, or 16 hours of lessons.
Student must be quite proficient in guitar or piano. Pls get in touch for more details and for registration. I will have a maximum of 15 students only.
You will learn techniques in generating melodies, transposing , writing great lyrics, transposing, and new chord progressions and styles that will enrich your songwriting skills.
Pls get in touch with me for questions and for registration. See you.

Testimonials about my creativity workshop

Found testimonials from students of my creativity workshop through the years from all over.. Just wanna share.
Universe and manunivers

TCU workshop was really an eye opener and a mind blowing technique on how to tap the creative universe. I have also learnt how to deal with and set aside the blocks that stands in my way in everyday life that prevents me from being more creative. I would like to thank Jim Paredes in running this workshop and I really enjoyed every bit of it. It is not only educational but it is also fun and motivational sessions that really unleash the dormant creativity.
Jim Peret (Sydney NSW)

REENA OROSA (San Francisco, USA)
A resounding YES. And I got more than I bargained for… The course was magical for me. ..Now gaining friends is another story. I met wonderful people who I know will be lifelong friends of mine… And you Jim — with love and gratitude, thank you for “passing it on”. For being generous and kind to share your knowledge with others.

PAM DOMINGO (Manila Philippines)
Feeling small, inadequate or just plain frustrated with how things are coming around for you? Start waking up to your greatness and join Jim Paredes as he shares the resources of the universe via the Tapping the Creative Universe workshop. I did and now I have broken down the walls of my limits and have found how vast my resources are towards my creativity.

YOKO YAMAGATA (Tokyo, Japan)
When I found the advertisement of TCU in Philippine Star early January, I instinctively thought I want to take it this time, but in my second thought, I felt it would not suit me because I had already done enough of “inner work”…the workshop works on different energy levels based on where you are at the moment..
I began to identify the personal issue that was still blocking me from liberation,. I don’t know any other workshops which could do that, but TCU really pushed my back to jump, and, most importantly, it was done with real supportive energy.
I am really glad I attended the workshop..I believe the meaning of and benefit form TCU will continue to grow and expand inside me.

MARY ROSE FAUSTO (Manila Philippines)
I’m glad I signed up and SHOWED UP in your workshop… I’m enjoying the sessions of your TCU workshop. Most of your topics I have been applying for the longest time but it’s good to put a structure to the concepts, to label them so I can “file” them in my mind/consciousness more systematically. This way it’s easier for me to summon them when I need them.

GAIL BANSON (Manila, Philippines
Believe me, it’s worth it! I wanted to attend again but I realize it’s an experience that cannot happen again. The awakening is so overwhelmingly expansive that you will want to reboot and start a fresh, wonderful life. One can only have one awakening and forever be awakened. I have diminished most of my blocks and fears. I see life just as it should be– wondrous and generous! I’m jumping from day to day….

EDLYNN NG (Manila, Philippines)
It is was 6 days (actually 6 nights) of 2-hour sessions packed with a lot of concepts, ideas, exercises, singing and sharing. I highly recommend it to people who feel stuck in a rut.

CARREN JAO (Manila, Philippines)
Jim, the class was really amazing 🙂 I’m glad to see more and more runs! 🙂

MALU MORAZA (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
I have started doing things that I never thought that I could do. I have started to like myself again and really have understood that if I don’t try anything, then time will just pass me by without my ever knowing whether or not I am capable of anything and nothing will really happen to or for me. The point is my mind is open for possibilities and I feel good about it.

RIC JOSE (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Good one. Am glad I did it.

BETTINA, World Bank (Manila, Philippines)
TCU has tremendously helped me to focus my energy and passion to what truly matters: (i) here, in the now — by paying attention to life’s everyday details, and (ii) my divine gifts — by expending them where they will make huge and real difference. It was a very liberating experience for me. I am also very grateful to have met my lifetime friends through TCU. Through TCU, I am also beginning to re-discover my true self.”

WOUTER ARRIENS, Musician (Manila, Philippines)
Learning to live each moment to the fullest has had a tremendous impact on me.”

DIANNE RESPALL(Manila, Philippines)
Being conscious that every second, every thought, every little action.. and every little energy counts towards some destiny. It is about NOW. A series of joyous now, makes a joyous life. TCU has made me conscious about the importance and logic of The Present .. Moreover, I have found TCU friends here! TCU is growth not just during the classes, growth is also what you do with what you have learned as part of your journey after the classes!

LARA MIA VERONICA (Manila, Philippines)
Tapping the Creative Universe is one of the best seminars I had attended! Yes, once in a while I still do get blocked, but I must say if ever I am tempted to make a U-turn lessons learned at TCU tell me to move on =)

If you’re thinking to yourself…should I?..shouldn’t I?…should I?…shouldn’t I? You should!!

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