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    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
$130
Brayden Jeffrey
Additional details

Please note - this holiday programme has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation. If you have  already booked a place on this programme, please email [email protected] to arrange a refund.

 

Learn how to write a catchy tune that will stick in people’s heads and record your new song for others to enjoy! This practical, engaging course will teach you everything you need to know to craft a memorable pop song…

The course will explore song structure and how harmony and melody coexist to support the idea behind a lyric. You’ll learn basic lyrical conventions: metaphor, rhyme, assonance, oxymoron etc and will write a song over a day to share at the end of the workshop.

Students will learn how to collaborate and write in a group and an analysis of popular songs will show you how to borrow ideas from popular songs we all like to craft something new.

You’ll have the opportunity to workshop songs that you may have already written and you’ll also have the opportunity to record your new song!

 

Lunchboxes

Ham or vegetarian lunchboxes ($10 per day) can be ordered when you pay for the course or pre-ordered each morning.

Lunchboxes include: 

  • 1 x ham or vegetarian roll sandwich (includes salad, cheese and spreads)
  • 1 x piece of fruit
  • Carrot sticks
  • 1 x pack of chips
  • 1 x piece of brownie
  • 1 x Charlie’s juice pouch
Teaching artist

Teaching artist

Brayden Jeffrey TAPAC

Brayden Jeffrey

Originally from Tauranga, Brayden moved to Auckland to study contemporary songwriting and performance in 2011 and has been here ever since. As well as being a professional songwriter and theatre composer, he is a passionate music tutor, having taught songwriting, singing, guitar and piano in schools and privately for over 5 years. Brayden is a strong believer that fun, creativity and catered individualised learning are vital ingredients in Arts education.