Learn how to write a catchy tune that will stick in people’s heads and record your new song for others to enjoy! This fun and the funky course will teach you everything you need to know to craft a memorable pop song.
The course will explore song structure and how harmony and melody coexist to support the idea behind a lyric. You’ll learn basic lyrical conventions: metaphor, rhyme, assonance, oxymoron etc and will write a song over a day to share at the end of the workshop.
Students will learn how to collaborate and write in a group and an analysis of popular songs will show you how to borrow ideas from popular songs we all like to craft something new.
You’ll have the opportunity to workshop songs that you may have already written and you’ll also have the opportunity to record your new song!
“It makes me feel like I belong. It also makes me feel happy. I feel more honest, able to express my feelings. I feel more confident that I can pursue music.”
“It’s a great opportunity to build confidence and it’s so much fun.”
“Friendly, diverse, encouraging.”
“My child loved the course. Bray was so positive and encouraging and really scaffolded the kids’ skills. A great opportunity to learn from other song writers and about recording songs also.”
“Beyond our expectations.”
“It gave my daughter inspiration and tools for her songwriting.”
Tutor Brayden Jeffrey is a dedicated music tutor, musician and performer, passionate about making music fun and accessible. Having written for stage, film and radio, Brayden’s credits include composing the music and lyrics for two full length musicals, the hilarious Schlunted in 2017 (written, produced and rehearsed in 100 Days) and She’ll Be Right: A Zombie Romp in 2019. With a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Popular Music, Brayden has written for Pop artists Well*’s and Navvy, and is particularly proud of Navvy’s If I Can’t Have You, which has around 1,430,000 plays on Spotify. Brayden is a strong believer that fun, creativity and catered individualised learning are vital ingredients in Arts education.