Songwriting, Performance & Recording workshops

Songschool is our longest running workshop programme. These workshops are based on songwriting (words & music) and can include recording, performance or music technology elements. There is  a strong focus on collaboration, creativity, confidence building and self expression with the students. The ability to play an instrument is NOT necessary and the use of technology is often discretionary.

Ideally suited to Transition Year, JCSP and LCA Programmes but can easily be adapted for primary and other secondary school needs. 

Songschool workshops can be delivered in 1 or 2 days, depending on requirements. Participating students receive their work on CDS or digitally. 


From €395 - please contact us for a quotation

Workshop Details

Songschool workshops are generally facilitated by two tutors ( ratio of 1 tutor :12 students). Click on workshops below for more information.

One Day Performance Workshop (Up to 30 students facilitated by two tutors & equipment supplied) . For smaller classes a one tutor option is available

One Day Recording Workshop (Up to 30 students/ two tutors, equipment supplied & song shared digitally). For smaller classes a one tutor option is available. 

Two Day Recording Workshops (two tutors and all equipment). For smaller classes a one tutor option is available.

If you would like us to tailor an existing workshop or design a new one to suit your requirements please get in touch.



Songschool tutors are located in several counties including Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Meath, Wicklow & Westmeath. 

Nigel Flegg - Head of Education, Community and Outreach at The National Concert Hall, Dublin - talks about Songschool.

Summer Songschools 2016

Summer Songschool workshops take place over the holiday periods for our junior (8-12 yrs) and senior (13-18 yrs) students - suitable for musicians, singers or just lovers of music! Venues include The National Concert Hall and arts centres around Ireland.

If our listed workshops don't match your requirements please get in touch and we can tailor a solution for you. 



The students, after a Songschool workshop, are so pleased with themselves, they have big grins and can’t wait to hear the song THEY wrote, performed and recorded. Songschool isn’t just about writing a song, it’s also about exposing the students to each other’s talents, teamwork, co-operation, patience and having a voice and being heard
— Sonya Cummins (TY Co-ordinator, Gormanston College)
Songschool has been coming to our school for over 15 years. It has become a significant part in our TY programme. Peter and his team are highly progressional in their approach. The workshops give students an opportunity to explore hidden talents and use existing talents. 

It also provides the chance for students To engage in team building and team work which are vital life skills.

If Lionel Messi is the first name down on the Barcelona team list. Songschool is the first activity put down on our TY programme.
— Ciaran O Murchú (TY Co-ordinator, Colaiste Iosagain)
Such a great experience!
Excellent songwriting and recording workshops given by fun, friendly and encouraging tutors. A highlight every year for our transition year students. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
— Niele Byrne (Music Teacher - Coláiste Éamonn Rís  Wexford)

During our 2 day recording workshops students present an episode of the show from their school featuring the songs they have written and interviews with fellow students. Teachers, parents and students can download The Songschool Show for free from iTunes.

This podcast reached No. 2 on the iTunes Education Chart February 2016 - check those tunes out!   


Songschool are proud to be associated with and supported by IMRO - The Irish Music Rights Organisation

Songschool are proud to be associated with and supported by IMRO - The Irish Music Rights Organisation