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Songwriting

Songwriting

Discover your voice as a songwriter and develop your skills. Our Songwriting Courses will provide you with the tools to write well crafted lyrics and melodies over chords. It will also give you a grounding in basic music theory and story telling commonly used in popular songwriting. Our course is open to those who do not play instruments and are new to writing, as well as more experienced writers, some of the best writers are not singers so this is not essential. Just a keen interest in writing great songs.

You will examine the work of prolific songwriters, such as Diane Warren, Sia, Max Martin and many more, in combination with practical exercises and exploration of different music genres guided through by a professional songwriter working in the industry.This will develop your ability to analyse the structure of lyrics and melody and analyse harmony and rhythm and what makes a great song.

By the end of this writing course you will have at least 2 complete songs to take away. There will also be an informal showcase, where you and your fellow students will be performing your songs to each other, either a cappella or with an instrument. We will also introduce you to the industry and show you how to not just chase the dream, but live it.

Hear what our students have to say


The tutor was amazing through the whole course, and you could clearly see that he was enjoying teaching and helping everyone.

Ilaria

The tutor was fantastic. He really likes to teach and loves music and you can feel that.

Cristian


What will be taught on our songwriting courses?

This course will cover a wide range of songwriting techniques, and during the course you will:

  • Develop an awareness of song structures, lyrical content and musical composition
  • Learn how lyricism and musicality work together
  • Create complete songs, with lyrics and melody, to be performed at an informal showcase
  • Learn how to write well crafted and relatable lyrics
  • Learn about the industry
  • Explore song themes and learn how to draw inspiration from situations and surroundings

Music

All Genres

Type

Group and Solo

Level

All levels

Equipment

What to bring: pen, notebook, water

Entry requirements and level of this course?

This course is suitable for all levels and those who possess a passion and curiosity to learn more about songwriting.

Our tutors ask that you bring ideas in their preliminary stages as well as more developed songs you wish to work on. It is a great idea to bring an instrument if you work with one, otherwise just your voice and an open mind are the perfect accompaniment.

How will I be taught?

All courses are taught within groups. Each week will begin with a thorough vocal warm up before going on to develop and apply key techniques and approaches to develop your songwriting skills.

Your voice and creativity will develop each week and you’ll gain a sense of control and confidence when singing. Best of all, you’ll have a lot of fun, and meet like-minded new people.

By the end of the course, what will I have achieved?

Students will have:

  • Developed confidence in their writing ability, improving expression and musicianship skills.
  • Explored performing as part of an ensemble and as a solo singer.
  • A deeper understanding of song structures, writing lyrical content and form.
  • Created an original composition.
  • Shared their song within an informal showcase to fellow students on the final session.

After I complete this course, what are the next steps in my training?

Students may wish to repeat Songwriting before moving onto Music Production or Level 3 courses at City Academy.

Music Production courses focus on the full music creation process, where students will have the opportunity to build a strong foundation to help realise their creative ideas. From production to mixing and recording techniques, students will gain a solid understanding of the full music production process.

Level 3 singing courses focus on the further development of your chosen genre through a series of comprehensive vocal exercises. There is a greater focus on harmony work and dynamics. Students will have the opportunity to explore individual songs with personal feedback about vocal technique, performance and style.

After I complete this course, what are the next steps in my training?

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19 Jan - 23 Feb Tue 19:00-21:30 6 weeks Aiden M Westminster Kingsway £285.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
19 Jan - 23 Feb Tue 19:00-21:30 6 weeks Aiden M Westminster Kingsway £285.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Songwriting Venues


Songwriting tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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