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Dates: 10/01/22 - 28/03/22
Days: Monday 18:00 - 19:15
Sessions: 11
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S13002F09JV
Fees: Standard - £137.50
Concessionary - £137.50

Course Information

Changes may need to be made to this course if Government Covid-19 guidance results in restrictions being placed on the College, for example an on-site course could be moved online. If it is not possible to move a class online, refunds may be issued in line with College policy. We will inform students as soon as practicable should any changes to this course be required.

Learning Aim Code: Z0001804

Are you a musician or music lover or both? Perhaps you have learned to play an instrument and are thinking about crafting your own songs? Or maybe you enjoy singing and would like to take the first steps towards creating your own compositions? Even if you have never done anything other than listen to music but feel you have something to say through song this course is for you.

Purpose of Course

This course will provide a toolkit for those starting out in song writing and those who have taken their first steps. In a friendly and supportive environment you can explore methods for creating simple lyrics, rhythms and melodies which can then be developed into songs, working both individually and as a group, with or without an instrument. You will be encouraged to bring your own ideas for development.

On this course, you will develop the following life skills

Mental Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing

English Skills

Maths Skills

Employability Skills

Confidence building

What level is this course & what skills do I need?

This course is for anyone with an interest in song writing. You do not need to be able to read music, play an instrument or to be able to sing. A love of music and storytelling and a willingness to explore the subject is all that is needed.

Is a course approval interview/assessment required?


Additional information

If you have a small, portable musical instrument please bring it along but this is not a requirement.

You will need a notepad and pen. A pencil and an eraser may be useful.

What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

You can enrol onto one of our Popular Music Appreciation courses. Sutton College also offers Rock and Pop Guitar courses for all levels.

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