Online Songwriting Courses

Online courses from £15

Want to master the art of songwriting? Learn how to generate ideas, structure lyrics, and bring your stories to life with Elevate’s expert-led songwriting courses.

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Online Songwriting Courses

Best of all, our Creative Songwriting Expert Track and The Complete Songwriter Expert Track bundle together our most popular courses, giving you a comprehensive overview of key skills at a brilliant price. Whatever you choose, you’ll finish with a polished skillset and inspired song ideas and lyrics – all of which could help you make a name for yourself in the music business.

Here what our students say

Ruhan K.

Songwriting: The Basics

“Bought this course because I wanted to start writing songs but had no idea where to begin. This was fantastic! It was well structed and has given me a solid intro to the craft. I’m now feeling much more confident and inspired to begin my songwriting journey.”

Lester F.

Songwriting: Lyric Writing

“This course really opened my eyes and ears to powerful concepts and skills related to lyric writing. For me the most exciting part was finding my unique songwriting voice and having the confidence to write and share my songs!”

Barbara S.

Songwriting: Creative Process

“It’s now already a long time ago I did the course! .. But I still remember some helpful skills in songwriting, that helped me to approach writing a song in a different way I used to.”

FAQs

  • I’VE NEVER WRITTEN A SONG BEFORE, BUT WOULD LIKE TO. ARE THE SONGWRITING COURSES FOR ME?

    Yes, you’ll be guided through the songwriting process and encouraged to write your own material. You’ll also undertake ‘writing activities’, where you’ll be encouraged to try your hand at professional real-world songwriting briefs.

  • WHAT DOES THE INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING COVER?

    This course provides you with a solid foundation so you can embark upon your songwriting journey. We recommend you begin here, unless you’re already an experienced writer with at least ten or more songs under your belt. Having mastered Songwriting: The Basics, you can then progress onto our other songwriting courses, which are for intermediate-level songwriters.

  • WILL I LEARN HOW TO WRITE LYRICS?

    Yes, lyric writing is an integral part of songwriting and features prominently in this course. If you’d like to progress your lyric writing skills at the end of this course, you might like to consider taking our Lyric Writing course where you’ll explore the craft of lyric development in more detail.

  • WHAT IS SONG CONTENT?

    Song content includes all the features that make up a song – like lyrics, meaning, harmony, melody, structure, instrumentation and more. In this course, you’ll explore case studies of the main musical genres and discover how various features are showcased across a particular songwriting style.

  • IS THE CONTENT AND GENRE COURSE FOR ADVANCED SONGWRITERS?

    While anyone can take this course and gain valuable insights about genres and Songwriting techniques, the case studies and research you’ll cover will be most useful if you’ve already begun exploring your personal Songwriting identity. So it may best suit intermediate-level songwriters who are curious about unique ways to approach Songwriting and keen to experiment with new writing styles… although all songwriters are welcome.

  • HOW DOES THE CONTENT AND GENRE COURSE CONNECT WITH ICMP’S OTHER SONGWRITING COURSES?

    We recommend you take this after completing our Songwriting: The Basics and Songwriting: The Creative Process courses. If you’d like to advance your long-term Songwriting journey, why not purchase all courses together as a Songwriting bundle?

  • HOW DOES A COURSE TEACH ME THE CREATIVE SONGWRITING PROCESS?

    Like any writing task, songwriting requires creativity and self expression. While this may come easy to some, creativity is a skill that can be enhanced. You’ll look at creativity as a concept in this course, before focusing on how to apply good creative practices to your own songwriting. From idea generation and breaking out of your musical comfort zone, to exploring deeper topics in your writing, all are necessary if you want to become a highly skilled creative songwriter.

  • WILL I GET TO WRITE TO BRIEF IN THIS COURSE?

    Yes. You’ll be encouraged to explore concepts and practices in your own writing sessions, so you can expect plenty of opportunities to write to brief, plus many other creative songwriting activities.

  • What can I expect if I signup for an Elevate course?

    Expect something highly engaging! Elevate courses are packed full of interactive learning elements. You’ll have access to video and written lessons, and will use diagrams, case studies and insider hints and tips in your studies. Once you’ve completed an Elevate course, you’ll have lifetime access to all information shared, meaning you can revisit your course materials whenever you like.

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