Harriet Schock

Author of Becoming Remarkable

Harriet Schock was born in Dallas, Texas, where her father taught her to play the piano by ear at the age of 4. She studied piano privately through grade school and high school, and she wrote her first song in the seventh grade. She received a B.A. in English but continued writing songs, mostly special material for skits and school events. Shortly after college, she moved to Los Angeles and signed a contract with Colgems-EMI as a staff writer. In 1973, she recorded her first album for 20th Century Records, containing her song, "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady," which became a hit for Helen Reddy and was later nominated for a Grammy.

Harriet is currently a gold and platinum songwriter and a recording artist with five solo albums. She was voted best new female artist by Cashbox magazine, received a Dramalog Award for her live show, and has garnered extremely favorable press for each album she has released. (Some of this press may be viewed by going to the eveningstar1.com website.) Smokey Robinson, Roberta Flack, Helen Reddy, Lee Greenwood, Johnny Mathis, Syreeta, Carl Anderson, Gloria Loring, Vikki Carr, Manfred Mann, Mireille Mathieu, Letta Mbulu, Nancy Wilson, and many others have recorded her songs. She also wrote "Dreaming," which was recorded by Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid), a favorite among Little Mermaid fans. With Misha Segal, Harriet co-wrote "First Time on a Ferris Wheel" for the Motown film, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, as well as all the songs for The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking and the animated Secret Garden. Her songs have been featured in numerous films and TV shows.

Harriet taught songwriting for two years at USC in the undergraduate program and has lectured and been published in songwriting magazines nationwide. She has been teaching privately for twelve years and writing about songwriting for seven.

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