I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have music and the art of songwriting during this time. Songwriting has allowed me a safe space to create, restore, celebrate, and share my point of view. Throughout the pandemic, I have written many songs for non-profit organizations looking to inspire their communities with healing transformative lyrics, released my sophomore album titled “The Oakland Girl” featuring 9 of my original compositions, and taught both private voice and vocal ensemble online to Bay Area Youth. 

In my 5 week workshop, we will explore
-Mindful singing and songwriting techniques
-Your authentic voice
-Basic home recording 
-Sound awareness 

At the end of the 5 weeks, you will have 
-Vocal confidence 
-Written a song
-Recorded your work
-Become a part of an exclusive songwriting showcase & community. 


2020 Upcoming workshop:

Mindful Singing and Songwriting:

Dates: Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and Dec 5th (showcase)

Time:  7pm-9pm. 

Cost - $500 per person (10 people max)

Please email Valerietrouttmusic@gmail.com if you are interested and have questions.

Purchase tickets for workshop here


For more information email valerietrouttmusic@gmail.com. Payment arrangements are available.


Fall 2020 Upcoming Retreat:  CANCELLED TILL SPRING

Mindful Singing & SongWriting Retreat: Spring 2021

This retreat is an opportunity for four people to work with Valerie one on one  over the course of 4 days and 3 nights in Mt. Shasta, CA.  This retreat will celebrate social distancing to the max.  Mask will be required at all times when in company.  Rooms are spacious and there is plenty of fresh air. If you'd like to learn more about how this retreat will honor social distancing please email valerietrouttmusic@gmail.com 

Cost:  $1250.00 per person includes food, lodging and workshop fee

- 1 private voice lesson with Valerie

- 3 social distancing singing circles with fresh air and nature all around

- 1 Mindful Singing Workshop (full day) 

- 1 Mindful Songwriting and Recording Workshop (full day)

- 1 Opportunity to participation in Valerie's Mindful Soul music showcase

Each person will get designated time to work everyday in a clean recording space. Must have Mac laptop.  If you don't have one, will work something out).  All music will be presented on Valerie's Social Media Sites in her monthly music showcase. 


*All payments can be made online.  

Preferred payment: CASH App $trouttcoins or Paypal valerietrouttmusic@gmail.com 


Valerie is available for private voice coaching

through www.eastbaycenter.org

Please contact East Bay Center for the Performing arts to book lessons with Valerie in Richmond.  

Open slots are  Tues.  Contact eastbay for rates and other detailed information


The Oaktown Criers at OPC 2013 class showcase