Study Songwriting

Study Songwriting

Study Songwriting at the Academy of Music and Sound and increase your expressive powers, technique and musicianship through 1-1 tutorials and small group settings taught by a professional Songwriter who is still current and working in the music industry.

Our Songwriting discipline will enable you to master your technique supported by access to a wide variety of lectures in the performing arts sector. You also gain access to masterclasses led by world-class musicians and industry professionals imparting real-life experiences and best practices.

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Course Details

Songwriting is about individual expression. Through tutorials with your first study tutor, you will develop your expressive and technical abilities with a view to helping you to explore the music you want to write working towards expressing your ideas, thoughts and feelings to a professional standard. Through your music, we help you discover who you are as an artist; what is it you have to say and how can you best say it?

Our first study tutorials are tailored to your individual needs to help you grow and develop. Using the music you are writing as a starting point, these tutorials cover areas such as; songwriting structure, song analysis, chord development, vocal technique and much more.

In addition, you will also take part in performing amongst your peers in order to explore discuss and debate the music you hear together and to develop the analytical and critical skills essential to understanding what makes any music tick, including your own.

We have a diverse team of songwriters at the Academy, each with their own specialism and expertise and you will study with who best suits your needs. At the end of each term you will perform an end-of-term gig with your peers in front of your peers and a live audience.

We have a comprehensive enrichment programme which includes one-to-one careers guidance, masterclasses and seminars from a wide range of visiting guest speakers, Study Skills, Life Skills (which covers physical, mental and emotional wellbeing) Entrepreneurship classes.

You’ll get to do all this, and more, then you’ll have everything you need to step straight into the music industry and kick-start a meaningful, sustainable career. Not bad, right?

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Meet Our Songwriting Tutors


Every songwriter player is different – you all have your own interests and ambitions. We always strive to improve your ability and work alongside in achieving your goals so you can steer the course in the direction you want.

All of our students feel part of a wider music community and can with others in the years above and below (their words, not ours!) We strongly believe that music isn’t a hobby, it’s a professional career path key in many sectors of the creative industries, from performing as an original or cover band to creating and composing for film, television or video games, opportunities are there.

As a student you can also become involved in our student body from being an elected student ambassador for your year group. You can become the voice of your year raising positive elements or any concerns. Get involved with members of staff and help us steer the AMS ship in the right direction.

We’ve worked closely with industry professionals and our music course is designed by musicians for musicians, we feel that increased technique and performance training increases wellbeing, core knowledge and increases confidence.

Hone your skills and expand your horizons. It’s all designed this way so you can make your own personal achievement. Becoming a professional musician can take you to places you never thought were possible.

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Learn for Life

When your academic journey with the Academy of Music and Sound concludes, we don’t see this as the end of your interactions with us. We love seeing what our former students are working on outside of the academic realm. Finishing your education does not mean that learning stops and we would like to continue and encourage learning.

As alumni, we will send out future invitations to a select number of masterclasses for the foreseeable future so that you can keep up to date with how the music industry is evolving or you’d just like to see what other professionals have to say/offer.

We always welcome further communication, keep in touch, and let us know what you’re up to!

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