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
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    Music All Genres
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    Type Group and Solo
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    Level All levels
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    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.


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Songwriting venues

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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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