Workshop: Song Writing

Workshop content

1) How the music industry works

Experiences of the music industry from Nick Brewer (or another artist), including:

  • How he got into making music
  • How he developed a fan base
  • How he got signed
  • The importance of social media
  • The importance of knowing your goals and message

2) The power of a positive message

Why Nick (or another artist) decided to make music with a positive message, including:

  • The importance of saying something meaningful in music
  • Examples of positive rap music

Students will critique and analyse positive rap songs, focusing on how language devices are used

3) How to construct a song

Nick (or another artist) breaks down how a song is made, covering:

  • Rhythm
  • Structure
  • Melody
  • Tempo
  • Theme

4) Songwriting

Overseen by Nick (or another artist), the students write a song or poem with a positive message, either in groups or individually.

5) Performance

A chance for students who would like to to perform the songs or poems that they have written.


Our workshops are available for £500 per day – choose from a Taster or Intensive course to best suit your needs!


  • Hold one-hour workshops for five groups of students
  • Up to 10 students per group, or 20 when accompanied by a teacher


  • Hold half-day workshops for two groups of students
  • Up to 10 students per group

We offer bespoke packages too! Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss a design to fit the needs of your students. For example, if you would like us to work with one group of students intensively over several sessions.

All purchases include a complimentary assembly presentation and show by Nick Brewer lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

Interested? Get in touch!

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