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Jimmy is creating a body of educational materials that have helped thousands of songwriters write better, easier. 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 Awards, and been recorded by a vast range of artists on major and independent labels. Many former students are staff writers in Nashville and LA, others are well known recording artists.

One of his most successful students is the songwriter Robert Lee Castleman. Here’s what he says about Jimmy’s songwriting teaching:

“Jimmy Kachulis is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever known. I was very fortunate to have studied under him.

The tools he provides in form and composition have aided me each time I sit down to write a song. His lessons are now forever a part of each and every song I create. I'm sure that every student who has the capacity to absorb even a little bit of the information he has to offer will benefit immensely. I know I did. I learn something new each time we speak.

For my tenaciousness I can thank God. For the belief that I can write great songs, I thank Jimmy Kachulis.”
- Robert Lee Castleman, Grammy Award winning songwriter for Alison Krauss – “The Lucky One” – and Alan Jackson, among others.

These materials include a series of courses for the new Berkleemusic on line music school:

On Line Songwriter’s Workshop Series at Click on the links below to learn more about each course