Songwriting Course

Whether you’re at home or on holiday, you can study this live online band course from anywhere in the world in a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Course Overview:

Understand the building blocks of songwriting from our expert teachers. Gain the knowledge and learn the techniques and tools needed to write songs to a professional level.

Build confidence and get information on how to find your individual style.

Get advice on how to take your songs from acoustic demos into full band versions, how to work with other producers and musicians. As well as guidance on how to record and perform your songs.

On the final day you will have the option to record any ideas you have been working on for you to keep, show friends and family, or post to your own social media pages!

As well as working on songs, you will receive personal and group class tuition from your expert teachers, who are also involved in the music industry.

Subjects discussed in this course include:

• Laying the foundations for your song.
• Putting lyrics to music.
• Hooklines.
• Telling a story with your song
• Compositions and improvisation
• Writing locations and environment
• Creating music outside of your comfort zone
• Copyright and royalties explained
• Writing from the title
• How songwriters have influenced each other throughout the years
• Setting up a home studio and what equipment you will need
• Finding the right tempo
• Lyrics
• Song structure and arrangement
• Keys, chord sequences and melodies
• Emotion
• Telling a story
• Recording
• Evolving a song
• Co-writing with other songwriters, producers or band members.

Rock Band

Price: £199 (Refer a friend and you both get 10% cashback!)


Dates: Anytime.


Schedule: 1 x 75 minute session per day over 5 days


Bonus feature: Get FREE access to EXCLUSIVE live Q&A masterclasses from music industry professionals throughout summer


Suitable for: singers, musicians, budding songwriters or anyone interested in songwriting


If you don’t play an instrument you can still join this course.

Please note: This course has limited capacity. You will secure a place by paying full outstanding amount. When the course capacity has been filled, anyone who has not paid in full will be placed on our waiting list.



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By Completing This Course You Will:

  • Develop the foundations needed to write songs to a professional level

  • Have a basic understanding of how chord structures, melodies and song arrangement works.

  • Build confidence

  • Gain a sense of achievement

  • Be given the opportunity to display self expression

  • Work competently as part of a group

  • Understand teamwork and compromise

Your Expert Teacher:

Your Expert Teacher:

Matt Young

Matt has many years of experience as a musician, producer, performer and accomplished music teacher. He has appeared on and produced many recordings, playing everything from guitar to bass, piano, and keyboards as well as singing. Matt plays in several bands including his own solo project ‘Maiden’s of Mercury,’ where he covers most of the instruments, sings lead vocals and produces all recordings.

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What age do I need to be to attend these sessions?

This course is open for anyone from age 11 years and over.

What equipment do I need to sign up for this course?

You only need a device running the Zoom app: (if you play an instrument please have that with you also if possible).

Do I need any experience in music to be able to join this course?

No you do not need any previous experience in music, although a passion for music and songwriting is a must!

What if I have anymore questions?

Just fill in our enquiry form or email: [email protected] and we will get back to you asap!


“Thank you for all that you are doing to bring the gift of music to key workers and their children. Among the many challenges we have faced in this battle against coronavirus, few compare to the enormity of so rapidly reinventing education online”

Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister

“RockAcad have outstanding teachers – they make learning an instrument fun and interesting. They are kind, patient and their passion for music is infectious.

My daughters progress has rocketed ahead and now she’s flying! I have no hesitation in recommending RockAcad to anybody wanting t have a great experience learning to play music”

Mark Wilcox

Parent of RockAcad Student

“RockAcad’s online-only teaching model is a perfect fit for Trinity and we are confident in the success of the collaboration.

RockAcad’s approach to teaching through the use of professional musicians who are still out there touring and performing complements Trinity’s Rock & Pop syllabus which focuses on the development of real skills, through real songs, resulting in real progress”

Toby Davies

National Advisor for Trinity Rock & Pop at Trinity College London

“I had online music lessons with RockAcad, learnt lots, everything was simplified and made easy to follow.

Would totally recommend!”

Tillie Peel

RockAcad Student

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