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    Tailored Songwriting Lessons from Professional Writer with MA Distinction

    As a writer and educator I am primarily focussed on lyrical craft and the creative process. My time at ICMP endowed me with a wealth of tools and methods to sharpen the technical craft of a song to maximise its potential and I learned how to harness the creative process in the most conducive ways to bring the best out of any given songwriter.

    I'm a big believer in constantly writing and sharing so I set weekly briefs to encourage you to write in new ways and then give detailed and constructive feedback that will help you grow. I know from experience that sharing new songs can be unnerving so I take a lot of care helping people overcome this hurdle.

    Solo sessions are catered towards your individual needs to help you achieve personal goals: whether this be helping you overcome periods of block, write more engaging lyrics, structure exciting chord progressions, find fresher rhymes, or establish your artistic voice/sound. Weekly briefs will challenge you to become the unique writer you want to be.

    Group sessions focus on a weekly theme that help students sharpen specific areas of their writing (eg. rhyme, imagery, structure, chord theory, melodies, etc) and have A&R style group feedback sessions in which students can play their work to the group and get instant feedback from their peers on how they can develop.

    Outside of classes, I'm open to discuss songs, technique, career goals, co-writing, learning resources or whatever else will help you develop as a songwriter.

    Location

    Online via webcam

    General info

    Skills:
    Age:
    Children (7-12 years old)
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)
    Student level:
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    The class is taught in:English

    About Me

    I'm a friendly professional songwriter with seven years of writing experience and countless co-writes in the tank. As a writer, I'm primarily concerned by the lyric and craft side of writing but, as often as not, also compose musical elements.

    My specialties are in folk, Americana, pop/rock, and country but am also experienced in R&B, soul, rap, and indie-rock.

    Education

    MA Songwriting - The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - Distinction
    BA English and American Studies - Loughborough University - 2:1
    A Level Business Studies, Economics, English Literature, Modern History.
    AS Level Citizenship and Sociology

    Experience / Qualifications

    I've recently finished a Songwriting Masters' at ICMP in London, for which I received a Distinction, and am currently co-writing with a diverse range of artists for a number of professional projects.

    In my Major Repertoire Project at the end of the course, I studied the roles played by the co-writer in writing sessions and this gave me a great insight into the collaborative process and equipped me to be a better-rounded collaborator.

    In 2017 I completed my BA (Hons) in English and American Studies which gave me a solid foundation for lyric writing and my time as an editor on the student magazine gave me a sharp eye for song editing.

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