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Songwriting Summer School

Songwriting Summer School

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  • Wed 4 Dec ’13, 10:00am – 2:00pm


ABC Studios, 30 Beach Road, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Summer Songwriting School - Early Bird: $997.50
  • Summer Songwriting School - Last Minute: $1,097.50

A prescriptive and practical course in songwriting with clear outcomes in a five-day course at ABC Studios in central Auckland.

- What makes a song work.
- How to write lyrics simply and quickly.
- How to put words to music without a degree in music.
- How to generate ideas for your songs.
- How to work quickly without getting lost in the details.
- 5 days of intensive songwriting preparing a portfolio for songs for your band, album and gigs.

In this course we aim to prepare a set of songs that you can call your own. We look at the characteristics of ten songs and what makes them work. Then apply what we have learnt to writing our own songs easily and without fuss. Come prepared to work! Our aim is to have ten songs completed by the end of the course! That is two songs each day! Each day is divided into two two-hour blocks. We look at what makes other people’s songs work, how they are structured then - writing your songs.

Enrol now for this life-changing course. Discover the world of creative music!

Cost $1095 for a 5-day workshop - December 4th to 6th and 11 to 13th 2013.
Bookings essential!
Early Booking before 30th November $995.
Last-minute enrolments close December 2nd 2013.

Course Director:
Stephen Galvin LTCL BMus BA MMus(Hons.) Dip. Tchg. - Musician
Stephen has written two musicals for the stage, two original albums and taught Song Writing at High School from 2002–2008. He has taught Singing, Guitar and Bass since 1981. During that he has taught thousands of songs in many styles including jazz, classical, pop, rock and numerous other styles. His aim in teaching is to share the joy of music and music-making.

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