About The Songwriting Circle (Summer)

No knowledge of music theory is needed for this creative network where like-minded folks meet up to share ideas and learn song writing techniques.

What will you learn on this course?

This course is a series of workshops that encourages songwriters to come out of isolation and enter a creative community based on peer learning. This is a supportive space and a hideaway from the commercial world, somewhere you can develop skills, share experiences, receive feedback, and feel the benefit of a support network.

The Song Writing Circle is not an academic course and you do not need to have any knowledge of music theory, or even necessarily be able to play an instrument. This is a creative network of writers, a place for like-minded people to meet and share ideas. It is designed to stimulate and motivate your creative spirit.

Participants will play their works in progress and receive feedback and contributions from the group. A multi-led approach offers participants the opportunity to share a balanced perspective and vast array of song writing techniques and approaches.

At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to perform their songs to a an audience in a public showcase at MAC.

The Song Writing Circle was set up by singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse in 2010, inspired by a song writing retreat he attended with Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music).

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels; you may be an experienced songwriter looking for new ways to generate new ideas or someone just starting out on their song writing journey.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. A support worker or carer may attend to assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a notebook and pen. You may wish to bring your own instrument with you.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Dan Whitehouse & Tony Willé

Dates and times

  • April – July