Song Writing

If you would like to create your own original song or if you have some song writing ideas you would like to develop this could be the course for you. We will consider how to get started, lyrics, melody, chord progressions, arrangement/form and recording/production. We will also look at instructive examples of songs in a variety of styles and the techniques and tips from other song writers.


  • Assess each students needs as far as song writing tuition is concerned
  • Methods and approaches to song writing
  • Lyrics
  • Chord progressions
  • Form/arrangement
  • Recording & production

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Generate original song writing ideas
  2. Identify and utilise a variety of methods of composing songs
  3. Create and work with lyrics
  4. Explore standard and original chord progressions
  5. Extend ideas by exploring the options of form and arrangement
  6. Discover methods of recording and presenting your original compositions