This summer I was teaching a summer workshop week for the University of Leiden at their cultural center (called LAK.) The goal was to write and record your own song in 4 days.
During the first day we spoke about writing better lyrics, the second day we spoke about writing music, chords, and melodies. On the third day the students worked on their new song and the fourth day we recorded the final product. I am superproud of my students because some of them never wrote a song and they all worked so hard and did such a great job!!
Here you can listen:
By the way… a similar workshop happened in 2012 where I worked with 6 teenage students and 6 adult students and if you are interested in the songs they wrote, listen here: