I Heart Songwriting Club



Shake off the songwriting cobwebs and write songs like you're 16 again!!!

This brand new and totally online songwriting course is for adults of all ages and abilities to help explore and develop your authentic voice and creative skills and to bring the songwriting joy back your your life. You will be guided and supported by your own professional songwriter who will be your mentor every step of the way as you write 10 songs in 10 weeks.

How amazing would that feel to write 10 songs in 10 weeks?

There is no requirement to read music or play an instrument, nor even be a songwriter. This course will show you everything you need each week through online lessons - you just need to have an open mind. The total time commitment is approximately 2 hours per week and is not time specific so you choose the best time that works for you each week. 

This opportunity is for every person who dreams of writing their own songs and this course helps makes these dreams  a reality.

What Songwriters Say About Our Other Programs:

The Best Advice
“I think the advice that I needed the most was 'get unemotional about your songwriting' and 'get over your feelings' - this is why I end up in a rut not taking action, because of fear of failure or rejection. I get over one hurdle and then I slip back into that rut and need to really push myself to get out there again and face the next challenge.” – Mandy Hawkes (Northern Rivers, NSW)

I Feel Clearer On My Path
"Having never participated in an online workshop I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of engagement and more importantly the content was delivered with confidence, enthusiasm and clarity. The steps were bite sized and achievable and now I feel clearer about what I may need to do to clear the path for my beautiful life and musical adventures.”
– Ilona Harker (Brunswick Heads, NSW)

Inspired and Motivated
“Your enthusiasm for the songwriting process is infectious and has really boosted my motivation levels.” -
Peter O’Brien (Canberra, ACT)

I've Never Felt So Free
“It was honestly the most free I have felt in a while! I think I have found an even greater love for singing, song writing and playing and a whole lot more.”
- Tora Meder Bird (Sunshine Coast, QLD)


Enrolments close April 22, 2020. All prices are inclusive of GST

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Your Mentors

Francesca de Valence
Lead Mentor
Founder of I Heart Songwriting Club

Francesca de Valence is an Australian artist, award-winning songwriter, international speaker and educator, and founder of I Heart Songwriting Club; helping emerging singer-songwriters inspire their way to success in a music career they love. She has been acknowledged by the Los Angeles Music Awards with an International Songwriter of the Year Award and also holds an Australian Songwriting Award. Francesca has supported artists including Jimmy Webb, her music can be heard on ABC radio around Australia.

With a background in tertiary, secondary and primary music education (M.Mus, B.Mus, B.Ed), Francesca now writes a monthly column for Songwriting Magazine UK, has a fortnightly ABC Radio songwriting segment and facilitates songwriting workshops nationally and internationally for PROs including APRA AMCOS (Australia/New Zealand) & IMRO (Ireland).

Sam Buckingham
Songwriting Mentor

A genuine folk troubadour, Sam Buckingham is praised as "gorgeous and moving... with an authenticity that is undeniable" (The Au Review). Marrying folk and singer-songwriter roots with modern pop ideals, her intricate storytelling weaves effortlessly inside gorgeous melodies, delivered by a voice equally effective sounding carefree, melancholic or strong and sure of her place in the world.

She’s toured alongside the likes of Kasey Chambers, Katie Noonan, James Reyne and Lior, was long listed for the esteemed Australian Music Price and has traveled to Nashville and New York City to collaborate with some of the USA’s most celebrated writers including Kim Richey, Brice Wallace, Marc Copely and Mary Lee Kortes.

Independent and self managed, Buckingham delivers an intimate and heart slamming performance every time, whether playing House Concerts to her grass roots fan base or sold out theatre shows and festivals.

“Her songwriting and astounding voice gripped me” - Timber & Steel

Roz Pappalardo
Songwriting Mentor

Roz has been a constant in the Australian music industry for approximately 20 years as musician , (one half of "Women in Docs" an independent original and international touring act, and as a solo artist) as well as presenter, programmer and producer based in regional Queensland, currently heading up Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Munro Martin Parklands and Cairns Festival as Artistic Director.

She is heavily involved in consulting on artist pathways for many regional Queensland artists, including indigenous group and choir, Sounds of Australasia (Cairns and Torres Strait Island based), contemporary dance group, Miriki Performing Arts and hip hop artist Mau Power. She is also currently touring as one of the songwriters in the Soldiers Wife project which has seen Queensland songwriters work artistically with women who've lost their partners in war.

Roz has also worked heavily in community arts and development projects with remote Indigenous communities in Northern Territory and Queensland. She sits on the board of QMusic as regional representative. She is an actor and playwright, having written two musical shows in which she has also featured and toured nationally and internationally. Roz has written countless songs, recording approximately 10 albums, winning various songwriting and self - management and music business awards for her efforts and currently working on her second solo album. A proud Queenslander residing regionally, Roz typifies a life in the arts. working across many diverse projects to ensure sustainability and legacy for herself and her artistic community.

Dave Crowe
Songwriting Mentor

Known by his stage name of Resin Moon, electronic producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dave Crowe hails from the desert town of Alice Springs located in Central Australia.

A lifelong musician, Crowe began experimenting with beats and electronic production at the age of 16, and in 2013, his track "Awake" won the NT Song of the Year award and was picked up by a number of triple j DJs, effectively launching his career. In 2014 he went on to land songs on major international T.V shows “Akward” (MTV) and “Made in Chelsea” (UK Channel 4) and a soon to be released U.S feature film "Grounded". In 2016 his self-released single "Salt" went on to win another NT Song of the Year award and reached over 1 million streams on Spotify and Apple music combined. He signed a publishing deal with Gaga Music and a distribution deal with Believe to release his debut EP, also titled “Salt".

Arriving on his own label Sing Hum, the EP featured collaborations with notable Northern Territory artists Broadwing, Xavia and Ed Francis and was followed up by a national headline tour. A year later, in 2017 Resin Moon won the triple j unearthed prize to play Bass In The Grass festival, following up with a sold out Australian tour supporting Sydney artists Boo Seeka, then landing a showcase at BIGSOUND. In November 2018, Crowe released the Nothing To See single, in advance of his debut album released in early 2019.