About I Heart Songwriting Club
We are a global community of passionate songwriters, who love to help and inspire people to become great songwriters!
Our guidance, tools, and inspirational songwriting tips will show you just what you can achieve and who you can become, as you write the songs you’ve always dreamed of creating!
The Club started in 2014, when Australian singer-songwriter, teacher, and speaker Francesca de Valence was struggling with writer’s block.
Realising that many of her students and peers were in the same situation, Francesca developed a simple solution. A fun, regular email-based songwriting exercise that would spark creativity, encouragement, and importantly, alleviate the anxieties many emerging and professional songwriters have about their work and productivity.
It was never conceived to go beyond a few weeks, but word soon spread amongst other writers about the positive impact this practice and community was having on well being, confidence, and songwriting output.
Within weeks, songwriters from all around the world reached out to Francesca, keen to be part of the experience – and I Heart Songwriting Club was officially born.
Fast forward to today and I Heart Songwriting Club is an internationally-renowned songwriting community. It is a place for songwriters, created by songwriters.
This is a fun, inclusive community where you don’t just improve by learning how to write great songs, you learn by writing great songs! Where you can explore and create, without judgement. Push your boundaries. And truly bring to joyful life all the half-imagined songs and ideas that you have stuck in your head.
We provide all the support, songwriting tips, mentorship, and learning tools that you need to get over those walls, quieten your inner critic, and become creatively free!
“Writing with I Heart Songwriting Club has become one of the most important parts of my creative practice. I feel like I’m finally beginning to reach my true potential as an artist.”
“I’ve gone from having three half songs, to having a full catalogue of songs, gigging my own music and recording a debut EP. It is the only thing I’ve found that makes me prioritise my own creative work and well-being. Literally life changing!”
“Here I have an anonymous space to check my ego, let go of any expectations I’d put on myself or perceive from others, and tune in to the part of me that is the most enriched, gratified and inspired when I’m writing songs.”
“Being accountable to the club to write weekly, even when I’m feeling low or anxious, has had a huge positive impact on my mental health. Regular creating of art coupled with the supportive community in the club has fed my soul and the bonus is I have written almost 200 songs in the club.”
Why Join the Club
I Heart Songwriting Club is a fun, collaborative, and interactive community space for songwriters of all levels, no matter where you are at in your songwriting journey. It is the ideal place for you if you want to:
All in a welcoming, supportive and creative environment!
How We Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams
We’re serious about helping songwriters!
Here’s how we can help you achieve your dreams:
Ways We Can Help You
Our Beginners Songwriting Course is the perfect place to begin if you are just getting started on your songwriting journey and need more hands-on support to establish a firm foundation. It covers the basics of songwriting and everything you need to know to start writing your first 10 songs. Find out more
Meet our Founder
Francesca de Valence
Songwriter, Educator and Founder of I Heart Songwriting Club
IHSC founder and director, Francesca de Valence, is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter.
A renowned international speaker and educator across the songwriting scene, Francesca’s passion for supporting songwriters has seen her become an uplifting, enlightening, and empowering force for songwriters worldwide through her I Heart Songwriting Club.
A widely-published author in the songwriting media and a songwriting workshop host, the prolific songwriter and performer has supported leading artists including Jimmy Webb, Belinda Carlisle, and Deacon Blue.
Francesca’s music can be heard on national radio around Australia, France and Ireland. She has also performed at iconic global music venues including The Bitter End (NYC), The Viper Room (LA), and The Ruby Sessions (Dublin) and also at festivals including Folk Alliance International (New Orleans), MOFO (Hobart) and Brisbane Festival.
Whilst she’s not on the road or at her creative hub in Paris, Francesca is based in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the First Nation Traditional Owners of the lands on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and emerging. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our communities.
The members pictured on this page are ACEKAYS, Natalie de Jager, Karen Law, Wild Eyed Wonder, Resin Moon, Francesca de Valence, (Kelly Higgins-Devine from ABC Radio Brisbane), Sam Buckingham, Ant Beard, George White, The Jazzuleles, Kim Yang.