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Songwriting Short Courses

Creative Songwriting - Beginners

A well structured, creative four-week course for amateur musicians, lyricists and anyone who would like to discover and develop the art and craft of songwriting and get their creative juices flowing in a supportive environment.

The four intensive 2-hour sessions cover essential topics such as inspiration & themes, lyrics & music, melody & hook, formats & structures and a wide range of tools & techniques, while taking a creative, practical and interactive approach in a small group.

Participants work on their individual ideas and will, by the end of the workshop series, have at least one complete song and lots of ideas and skills to write many more.

Musical knowledge and/or instrumental/vocal skills are an advantage but not necessarily essential.


4-Week Course Dates Autumn 2019:
Tuesdays 1st, 8th, 15th May, 22nd October

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Due to the small group size places are strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Previous participants' comments:

"This is a great short course, whatever level you're at. Even if you're not overly musical it will inspire you and get your creative juices well and truly flowing. I came out of this with one complete and two partial songs and a million ideas to work on and tools to get more when/if these run dry."

"Ever since I joined this course I have had a LOT more inspiration - it really helped me writing. I would definitively come back for an advanced course!"

"Fun, informative and uplifting"

"Thanks for getting my lyric writing started. It doesn't seem so "wank" anymore!"


Creative Songwriting - Advanced Course

A 4-week intensive course for those who completed the beginners course, have basic musical knowledge and want to deepen their knowledge and apply advanced musical and lyrical skills and techniques.

2020 course dates coming soon -

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Courses can also be run over one or two weekends or 4-5 consecutive days, suitable for creative holidays, songwriting retreats or team building with small groups.

Visit the Capitol of Pop, the "centre of the creative universe" and the birth place of The Beatles to explore your talents, be musically and lyrically inspired and bring back home your very own song.