Songwriting Toolbox Course

Not currently running. If you would be interested in taking this course in the future, please contact Coda.

Thursdays 1.30 – 3pm
Led by Chris Hopgood
at Coda Music Centre
£90 for 6 week course

This 6 week course is designed to provide all the tools you need to start writing your own songs. It will provide hands-on support for anyone wishing to develop songwriting skills and learn more about the craft of composing.

This is not about writing the next hit song but more focused on giving you ideas and ‘tools’ to help you express yourself though songwriting.

The course will cover the types of song you may write, understanding chord structures, how to write lyrics, melodies and how modern technology also plays a part in the process.

You will be given exercises to test out different ways of writing a song to allow you to find the way that works for you.

It doesn’t matter what instrument you play, this is about creativity and making your music your own!

If you are interested in this new course, please contact the Coda office on 01425 276161 or email

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At Coda, near Christchurch, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. We offer music tuition for all ages and abilities in piano, strings, woodwind, guitars, drums and vocals. Lessons can be one-to-one, in pairs or groups – depending on preference and budget. Classes are offered at a variety of times – just get in touch for current availability.

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