I structure my classes by breaking the craft of songwriting down into each element: structure, harmony, melody and lyrics. For each song we establish harmonic basis, workshop melodies together and slide lyrical ideas into the melody depending on our chosen topic for that week. Within this structure, I am also able to gradually filter in theoretical knowledge, contributing to the child's overall musical understanding within the context of the song we are writing.
I believe that creating a comfortable and relaxed environment for the child is key in getting the best results, so I like to begin each lesson with vocal warm ups and games. Within these warms ups I encourage and allow the student to hear me make silly noises to reassure them that songwriting is about letting go, rather than perfectionism. During my initial lessons with students, we will work on writing 'The Me Song', a song all about them an their preferences - this is a great way for me to get to the student and a reminder that songs don't necessarily have to be about serious, "grown up" topics.
I am a recent songwriting graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in North West London. I have a First Class Honours in Songwriting and write songs for/with independent upcoming artists spanning a variety of genres, such as pop, folk, soul, r&b and indie. I play the guitar and piano, and can also produce and arrange tracks with my own home studio set up.
I have experience in childcare and tutoring, and am combining my passions to share the joy of the craft of songwriting to beginner students online. My writing has a particular focus on lyrics and storytelling, however in my opinion, enjoyment, fulfilment and self expression are at the core when it comes to songwriting.
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