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Songwriting Workshop with Keppie Coutts

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Dive deep into the world of song form, breaking down the components of contemporary song structure and form in this 3-hour Masterclass. By looking at examples, as well as working through guided writing exercises, the aim of this face-to-face experience is to:

• Become more deeply familiar with the function of song sections;

• Understand a variety of song forms available to contemporary songwriters;

• Practice writing lyrics that express the movement of ideas through those different sections; and

• Explore musical considerations that will help support the creation of tension, and the delivery of resolution in satisfying and delightful ways.

Within the 3 hours, there will be time for writing, Q&A, and musical performances.

Keppie Coutts

Blend the mellow tones of Norah Jones with the quirky pop of Feist and the fire of Ani DiFranco into a Chagall painting, and you get Keppie Coutts. Keppie's tunes are earthy, sophisticated, and direct - heart-squeezing, uplifting, and sometimes hilarious. A sojourn to the States saw Coutts catapult from student to faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 5 short years, teaching in the Songwriting Department in 2010. Since then, Keppie’s music has appeared on international radio and prime time television, and Coutts has taught songwriting at the Songwriting School of Los Angeles, Berklee Online, and for us at the Conservatoirum Open Academy in her native Sydney.

Space will be limited in consideration of social distancing measures.