Songhacks Norwich

Songwriting lessons in Norwich with Alan Southgate

I have been writing songs now for the last 25 years, I’ve performed in numerous local bands and I’m currently gigging solo, drawing on a substantial and diverse catalogue of songs that I’ve written over the years.

I have 15 years experience as a music tutor, both in one to one instrumental lessons and for various organisations. I taught composition and guitar for the countries foremost contemporary music college, Access to Music, I have also worked extensively for Community Music East, Musical Keys, Aldeburgh Education, The Garage, Singup and Creative Arts East.

My songwriting lessons and coaching cover all aspects of the songwriting process: idea generation; melody creation; lyric writing; harmony; creating ‘hooks’; developing songwriting habits; living the ‘creative life’; feeding the ‘right-brain’ by exploring the ‘left-brain’; developing your own songwriting techniques. I teach transferable skills that will enrich your relationship with your own unique creativity whether you are a complete beginner or you’re already a songwriter and would like some new ideas and a fresh perspective.

I also teach guitar, ukulele, music technology and singing.