I Heart Songwriting Club



Write Songs Like Never Before in I Heart Songwriting Club's Totally Online Songwriting Course for Kids

Picture coming home from school, running into your room and one hour later emerging with a brand new song. And while you’re at school the next day, your songwriting mentor is giving you feedback on your song...

This exciting opportunity for all kids aged 10-17 yo will not only help them improve their creative skills and explore what's possible, but they will be guided with their own professional songwriting mentor every step of the way so that they are constantly supported to write 10 songs in the 10 week course.

If they read music, that's great. If they don't, that's fine. We will show them everything they need each week. The total time commitment is approximately 1.5 hours per week and is not time specific.

This opportunity is for every kid who dreams of writing and playing their own songs. And this course helps them turns those dreams into a reality.

Kids and Parents Love It

More Motivated Now Than Ever
"I am constantly blown away by Costa's development in the I Heart Songwriting Club Songwriting Course for Kids. I was a little concerned at how he'd manage everything, however he seems more motivated now than ever.

I think his efforts this week are his most refined yet. He messaged me whilst I was out late doing some work stuff and said "Dad, listen to my song." My phone was nearly out of battery but I had a listen over Bluetooth in the car and there was no way I could not be impressed!

He's definitely got something worthy to add to his high school applications. He now sees what's possible as result of this program and he's approached the school Rock Club to join with the intention of introducing some of his own music and he sees how it would be possible for him to perform an original song for Queensland Show Choir's President's Trophy Night this year.

The program has been so good for him.
" - Craig (Parent)

It's So Easy
"I now know how easy it can be to just write music" - Alex (14 yo songwriter)

“This course is really amazing. Highly recommended.” - Vanessa (Parent)

Important Dates and Costs

Early Bird - $397 til June 25. Save $100 Now!
Course Fee - After June 25 is $497
Enrolments close July 24.
All prices are inclusive of GST

*This is an online course for kids anywhere in the world, but anyone who joins our Term 3 course also gets a FREE ticket to our Brisbane School Holiday Workshop ($103 incl. GST).

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Your Teacher

Francesca de Valence
Founder of I Heart Songwriting Club

Francesca de Valence is an Australian artist, award-winning songwriter, international speaker and coach, 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, and she performs regularly in Australia and Paris.

Francesca has a Masters in Music and has taught at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. She is an in-demand speaker in areas of songwriting and creative and personal development (BIGSOUND, WAMCON, IMRO), facilitates songwriting workshops nationally and internationally for songwriters of all levels (QUT, WAAPA, QMusic) and has delivered successful long-term creative and songwriting development programs (MusicACT, Big Sky Girls). Francesca has just returned from a speaking tour around Ireland in April 2019 and made an appearance at SXSW in March.

Your Mentors

Sam Buckingham

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

Dave Crowe

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.