Why a Song Portrait?
Many of us are starved for appreciation. Most people are appreciated the most at their funeral, when they are not around to take it all in. And often when you appreciate someone directly with words they don’t take it all in. People are not accustomed to receiving, and it can be embarrassing, or even scary to let love in. A Song Portrait delivers the goods playfully, profoundly, and poetically. It catches people deliciously off guard, and it slips in past their defenses. It reaches them at a heart level like nothing can. They feel seen, honored, and saturated with love. And they get to come back to it over and over again, for the rest of their lives.
How long is a Song Portrait?
That depends. The Quickie ($300 US) is about three or four minutes. A Mona Lisa is usually about four or five minutes. Same for a Mona Lisa Eulogy or a Selfie. A Children’s Song Portrait is short and sweet due to their attention span.
How is it recorded?
The Quickies are recorded as they come through me in the moment on my MacBook or IPhone. The Mona Lisa songs are recorded mixed, and mastered by Tom Finch at Tom Finch Studios in Fairfax, CA. The Mona Lisa Song Portrait features percussion, bass, keyboards, two guitar tracks and a guitar solo, plus lead and harmony vocals. The fee for that is $2,500. The Quickie which takes an hour or less, is created while you are with me online on What’s App, Facetime, or Zoom and costs only $300. Email me to find out more about that.
How do I get it?
I send you an MP3 by email.
Can you also sing it live to my loved one over the phone, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime?
Yes. For an extra $200 you can surprise your loved one by having me serenade them at the appointed hour. I can also show up live to perform it. One couple loved their relationship song so much that they flew me across the country to sing it at their wedding.
Will I be able to give feedback as it is being written?
Yes. With the Mona Lisa Song Portraits, It is helpful to the process to get your input. When I am about halfway done, I will email you what I have so far, and ask you for feedback. Then, when I think it is complete, I send it to you for one more critique before the recording studio gets involved.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. Not everyone wants or needs this, but for many, a fifteen minute conversation with me will be beneficial to the process.
I see some of your sample songs have pictures and are up on YouTube. Do you do that? Is that included in the service?
No. That was done by my clients. But I do recommend it wholeheartedly. You can pay for a pro to do it, get a tech savvy family member to do it for you, or do it yourself. A picture is worth a thousand words, and turning the song into a video will maximize the emotional impact of the experience.
And the Fee is…
$300 for The Quickie and $2500.00 for the Mona Lisa, a super deluxe radio ready fully produced version.