Students get a master class in song writing

People often hear songs and assume that they are made by “one chance in a lifetime” singers or multi-millionaire record producers, something that is unattainable for almost everybody. But this couldn’t be further from the truth, and this is something that Year 10 music students learnt recently thanks to a visit from a professional singer-songwriter.

On 26th January 2024, Hannah Jane Lewis spent the day with our year 10 music class showing them the way that songwriters construct songs and lyrics and how their tireless work in the background of the music industry helps shape so much of the music that we hear today. To put it another way, “behind the famous face there are 20 songwriters that helped them to make the music they perform”. She shared lots of advice for writing songs when you lack inspiration and gave tips for how to make a song stand out and get stuck in a listeners head.

By the end of the day, all of the students had written a song from start to finish and performed them to each other. The results were nothing short of incredible!