Team building with a uniquely Austin sound.


Team building makes everyone shine—individually and collectively. It enhances trust, leadership skills, communication, and cooperation. Song Team Austin brings your team closer together in a fun, uniquely “Austin” way—through songwriting.
Whether you want your sales force to increase its effectiveness and productivity, your volunteers to feel as though they truly are an important part of your organization, or your family reunion to be unforgettable, Song Team Austin (STA) will get you there.


Song Team Austin events encourage collaboration as well as individual expression, involving everyone in the songwriting process and performance. No physical or musical skills are required to participate. Bridging both age and gender gaps, STA events can serve any kind of group: business, academic, government, veterans, disabled, family, friends, and more.

STA events work beautifully -- rain or shine -- in the Live Music Capitol of the World, giving participants a truly "Austin" experience they'll remember for years.

See how a typical STA event works, and read our FAQ for answers to common questions. Then contact us to start a conversation about your next event.

This is the best activity at a sales meeting in my career here... I had several people come up to me and gush about how wonderful it was. The talk of the dinner was how much fun everyone had at the activity this afternoon.

Larry West

Planview, Inc.

This is my 11th year at the same event, and I've never seen people so excited.

Damian Cunningham

STA Event Participant

You guys are all fantastic, talented, fun, and it was the best event ever.

Thom Everett

STA Event Participant

Thanks again for making me look so good in front of our sales management team by having such awesome songwriters for our team event! This was the highlight of the sales meeting this year, and people are still talking about it weeks later.

Stacy Tusia 

Planview, Inc.



In 2012, songwriter/private music instructor Brenda Freed was approached about coordinating a song-based team building event for the international sales manager meeting of an Austin-based firm. The event was such fun and so effective that offering this concept to other organizations was simply the next logical step. Brenda teamed up with one of the event's songwriters, longtime colleague and friend, award-winning singer-songwriter and professional trainer, Jean Synodinos, and Song Team Austin was born.


Song Team Austin (STA) songwriters/facilitators are professionals. They are all accomplished musicians who have studied the art of writing songs for years, and many have taught songwriting to others through private sessions, seminars and workshops.   This work makes them gifted at pulling people together to work in collaboration toward a common "team" goal.

STA songwriters have been living and breathing the music scene in Austin for years.  They have won awards for their songwriting and performance, and they have extensive recording credits. They are accustomed to “thinking outside the box,” a quality necessary to survive in the music industry, so it's easy for them to encourage others to step outside their comfort zone.  STA facilitators are adept at establishing a safe environment for the creative process, and they love everyone to have fun along the way.

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Contact us to start the conversation about your next event, or email us at

Click here if you are an Austin-based songwriter who would like to join the STA roster of artists.

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(We were singing when we made this site.)