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Mentor: Harriet Schock Location: Los Angeles, California

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. Harriet 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, Harriet 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.
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 Harriet's 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.


Helen Reddy

"Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady"


Letta Mbulu "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady"
Vikki Carr "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady"
Mireille Mathieu "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady"

Johnny Mathis

"Ooh, What We Do"

Manfred Mann

"Hollywood Town"

Lee Greenwood

"Winds of Change"

Robert Flack


Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid)


Partridge Family

"That's The Way It Is With You"

Nancy Wilson

"First Time On A Ferris Wheel"

Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson

"First Time On A Ferris Wheel"

Smokey Robinson

"First Time On A Ferris Wheel"

Rebecca Paris

"First Time On A Ferris Wheel"
Supremes "First Time On A Ferris Wheel"
Vesica Pisces “Glass Ceiling”
“Ok, You Win, I Give Up, You’re Right, I’m Gone”
Lisa Jason “Ok, You Win, I Give Up, You’re Right, I’m Gone”
Jannel Rap “Ok, You Win, I Give Up, You’re Right, I’m Gone”
E.L.K. Search”

Songs for Feature Films and Television

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

(Columbia Pictures)

The Secret Garden


Phantom of the Opera

(21st Century)

The Last Dragon


Delta Force II

(Pathe Films)

State Fair


Baby Makes Five


NBC Saturday Morning Preview


Unsettled Land


Crossing the Mob


Matters of the Heart


Cave Kids

(Hanna Barbera)

Sing Me A Story with Belle


Fun with Spanish

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Universal)

Harriet Schock's Recordings as an Artist

Hollywood Town 20th Century Records
She's Low Clouds 20th Century Records
You Don't Know What You're In For 20th Century Records
American Romance Future Schock
Rosebud Evening*Star Music Group


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