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I Heart Songwriting Club and APRA AMCOS Presents:
Online Creative Development Workshops 2020-2021


Following the success of our 2019-2020 Creative Development Series, I Heart Songwriting Club is thrilled to be partnering with APRA AMCOS again to offer more workshops and opportunities for songwriters in 2020-2021. These workshops will be led by leading I Heart Songwriting Club songwriters who are a range of A-list, award-winning, published songwriters and artists.

"It is so wonderful to learn songwriting specifics from industry professionals, gleaning from their personal bank of knowledge and experience. It is invaluable! It is also so encouraging to be in a space with so many other songwriters...it really breaks the box of isolation that so easily ensnares us creatives. These workshops are a revelation and a breakthrough!" - Danielle Davis, Cairns QLD ( I Heart Songwriting Club Member)

Valued at $79 each, these workshops will be offered at no cost to active members of our club. If you would like to attend these events for free, receive workshop notes and put these new skills into practice, please become an active member of I Heart Songwriting Club here. The cost to join I Heart Songwriting Club is a subscription of $55 for each 10 weeks.

Workshop 3: FINESSING YOUR SONGS with Sally Barris

THIS EVENT IS LIVE ONLY **No playback available
Tues 20 Oct, 10am AEST
Venue: LIVE + ONLINE (60 mins)
Tickets: $29 to the public/ Free to our members (Members should refer to the member site and not book below)

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How We Help Songwriters


For Songwriters through Organisations - I Heart Songwriting Club facilitates workshops, creative boot camps and guest lectures in the areas of songwriting and creative development. We have presented in partnership with and for organisations, conferences and educational institutions including APRA AMCOS (Australia), IMRO (Ireland), Ivors Academy (UK), UBC (Brazil), Folk Alliance International, BIGSOUND, Durango Songwriters' Expo, QMusic, WAMCon, WAAPA, QUT, Griffith University, St Pauls School, Brisbane Girls Grammar, St Andrews Anglican College and even at music festivals. Email Francesca to learn how we can support your program.

For Individuals - Due to high demand for our in-person workshops around the world, I Heart Songwriting Club now facilitates most of our workshops online, but not all. We will share any in-person workshops below and you can join our mailing list for invitations to our online events.

For emerging singer-songwriters - the online mentoring program, Level Up Club, is perfect for songwriters who want to level up in their music business - to get gigs, record their songs, and release music. Email Francesca to discuss this opportunity.

For kids - who want to improve their songwriting skills, we have a purposefully designed 10-week Songwriting Course for Kids, with video lessons, songwriting challenges and your own personal mentor. Enrol for the next term here.

For adults - who want to improve their songwriting skills, we have a purposefully designed 10-week Songwriting Course for Adults, with video lessons, songwriting challenges and your own personal mentor. Enrol for the next term here.

Upcoming ONLINE workshops - Register here
If there are no dates offered, come by and check in a week or two.

Upcoming Workshops:
We have cancelled our in-person workshops due to the current travel restrictions. Instead, we are offering GLOBAL SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS VIA LIVE STREAMING. A list of publicly available workshops will always be listed at the top of this page. We offer so many opportunities directly to our members that are not offered to the public.



Kids Songwriting Workshops

Due to the high demand for our workshops for young songwriters, we have taken this program online with our Songwriting Course for Kids.





Some Feedback from our young songwriters:

I am so glad that I signed up for this program as I have gotten amazing results; not only have I written 3 great songs but I've made amazing friends along the way. I loved that I was with a bunch of people my age that also shared a common love for making music!- Student Feedback

Very well planned. Enjoyable. I liked the small group with people with similar ages. - Student Feedback

You are a genius Francesca!!!!!! This course is really amazing. Highly recommended. - Parent Feedback

One highlight was when I first played one of my songs for the group and it received an amazingly positive reaction. - Student Feedback


Professional Development for Songwriters

For Emerging Singer-Songwriters

We have loved running workshops for you in person over the past 4 years, and you may still see us in person at a music festival or through another organisation, but we have moved our I Heart Songwriting Club workshops totally online to support even more singer-songwriters around the world.

Level Up Club, is our mentor program for songwriters to level up in their music business and take their songs from the bedroom to the stage and the radio. It takes all the elements from our previous one day workshops and brings them directly to you.

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Some Feedback from our songwriters:

“I had imagined myself as an artist who would play and record my own songs, but I was only busking playing covers and had only written 2 songs. In just 4 months working with Francesca, I have 15 new songs - a whole set of original music that I play regularly - I have paid gigs booked in my calendar, plus so much confidence to seek out new opportunities like playing a support slot for a high-profile Australian artist. I am recording my first single this month in Nashville and I am really starting to feel like an artist. I know this is only the beginning and I’m so excited for the new possibilities I see for myself” - Amy

If you're a singer-songwriter and want to learn how to record proper at home demo's, this is definitely the workshop for you. A fantastic facilitator, very knowledgeable and patient considering everyone in the room had varied experience with at home recordings. It covered a range of items - from the basics of recording, what kinds of inexpensive technology is worthwhile to invest in, as well as more advanced tools such as basic EQ, mixing and mastering our demo tracks. The live demo was a great addition, I love learning in a 'hands on' way so this was very helpful. You'll watch the whole creative process unfold from the beginning - through to the technical aspects - to finished product. Very informative, and a lot of fun! I look forward to applying everything I've learned! - Hannah 

I enjoyed learning new skills and ideas. I also felt validated that what I have been feeling and thinking is leading me on the right path - John

The workshop was fantastic. Loved it - presented in a way that I could easily understand and utilise at my current level. Thanks! - Anon.