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.”
“Beyond our expectations.”
“It gave my daughter inspiration and tools for her songwriting.”
Tutor Leea Lamatoa is a talented singer/songwriter and a vocals and guitar teacher. She studied classical vocals from the age of 12 went on to complete a degree in Popular Music at the University of Auckland. Leea performs various styles of music across Auckland and shares her love of singing and songwriting private tutoring and working at schools.