edinburgh youth music festival

Title: Songwriting

Leaders:  Cathy, Sammy and Christie (with Willie Fyfe)

Date: Friday 11th July

Venue: South Bridge Resource Centre, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh. EH1 1LT

Age Range:  12-18

Cost: FREE

Length: 1.5 hours approx.

Requirements: Notepad and pen (optional)

Musical Experience Required: Some experience playing an instrument. However, more important is the imagination and a desire to create your own songs!

Skills Level: All levels welcome


The workshop  will be coordinated by a bunch of welcoming, fun and creative individuals aiming to provide you with basic songwriting skills and open your mind to the imaginative world of creating music.

This workshop is for everyone who is interested in songwriting in anyway whatsoever, at any level or stage.

As  part of our friendly workshop we shall look at what makes a successful song and why certain songs are more appealing than others, we will also attempt to learn a few chart topping hits and discuss what makes them so popular. We shall use a few examples of songs by Pharrell Williams, Avril Lavigne and Ed Sheeran.

You will be able to perform anything musical you have created and showcase your abilities!

We will have access to recording equipment  and instruments will be available.

Come and gain the tools to becoming a more accomplished musician! =)

If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the form below.