Songschool Workshop ( 2 Day Version)
We are coming to your school soon to work with you on a Songwriting and Recording Workshop we call Songschool. We have been delivering this workshop since 2000 and thousands and thousands of students have taken part and written songs. We keep an archive and are regularly asked for copies of old songs for a school reunion, birthday or even a wedding. So these songs can truly form part of the soundtrack of your TY Year and your life!
To help you prepare we have collected some information that we hope will help make sure that you have the best experience possible.
FAQ 1 - Should I bring my instrument in?
ANSWER - YES ! Absolutely - even if you are learning we can show you how you can utilise that new skill or chord you have learned to embellish a song or lyric. Whether you use it or not is up to you but we would seriously recommend having your instrument in for when that creative spark lights up
Take a look at this video - it will cover the basics for you
If you want to continue recording at home and you have an Apple Device or Computer then check out Garageband.
There are loads of great apps for Androids and the list is growing so search online and check reviews
If you have good wifi access another option is to use a cloud based software. These will often allow you to work on a project over a number of platforms and devices via apps. Check out Soundtrap ( there is a free version then a subscription service) and also Bandlab - the education version is free !
Remember to always credit the creator or site you sourced your free media from as it is 1) ethical and 2) respectful .
Join the Irish Music Rights Organisation - tell them we sent you. They have loads of great resources and support for songwriters as well as a service that will collect and distribute your Royalties.