Custom Songs

Express yourself by having Mark S. Meritt custom write an original song based on your own needs and desires.

  • Personal, intimate expressions of love, loss and emotion make an extraordinary gift
  • Celebrations and milestones — births and birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, growth, graduation, holidays and more
  • Theatrical productions, motion picture soundtracks, special events and advertising jingles
  • Original songs tailored especially for singers, musicians and bands

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How it Works

The innovative process of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) guides the creation of your one-of-a-kind song. An inspiring and clarifying appreciative interview draws out what is best and most meaningful for the subject you have in mind. Together, you and Mark envision the final work, including musical styles and arrangements. The investment of 1-2 hours of your time results in a clear and powerful shared vision for your piece.

Musical NoteCombining his talents as an accomplished songwriter with your completed interview, Mark creates original music and lyrics that captures the essence of your thoughts, your feelings, your story. His compositional ability is as varied as his vast performance repertoire of songs in styles from Ragtime to Rock and everything in between, allowing him to tailor the music for your song. Through a review of the lyrics and a draft recording, you and Mark will finalize your desires together. The final production is then completed by Mark, including a professional recording and lyric sheet.

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Related Services

If you’re intrigued by custom songwriting, you may also enjoy learning about these other services:

  • Custom Instrumentals — Mark can create an original instrumental composition based on your needs and desires.
  • Songwriting Workshops — Mark can facilitate a group in writing an original song, from scratch, in a single session, whether or not you have any experience creating music or lyrics. Enroll your elementary school-aged kids in ongoing workshops or tailor them for your group, and commission workshops for any situation.
  • Creativity Coaching — Mark can coach you in developing your own original creative work.
  • Custom Writing — Mark can create an original non-musical writing based on your needs and desires.
  • Piano/Keyboard Performance and Singalong — From Ragtime to Rock and everything in between, Mark can perform music to fit any occasion or play for your “piano bar” singalong or private karaoke night.