Creating With Courage | The Songwriting Academy

Creating With Courage

In this groundbreaking one day songwriting masterclass learn to overcome

the barriers in your mind in a writing session and create fearlessly!


 The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP

Course duration: 9:45am – 5:00pm


Use one of the following coupon codes at the checkout along with your membership reference

BASCA50      –   PRS50     –      MU50        –    SONGLINK50

Course Instructors

In this one-off, one day songwriting masterclasses, you’ll be learning invaluable techniques and tips from multi-platinum award winning songwriter and producer Paddy Byrne.

Who Is Paddy Byrne?

Paddy Byrne is a multi million selling British songwriter, musician and producer known for working in a variety of genres with multi platinum and developing artists alike such as Snakehips, Paloma Faith, Ella Eyre, Tom Grennan, Olly Murs, Will Young, Gabrielle, Sinead Harnett, Daley, Devlin, Felon, Watermat, I Blame Coco and Mononoke.

His focus is always on the song, the artist’s vision and their vocal. He is as accomplished when writing and producing an entire song as he is writing lyrics and top line for other productions.

His experience as a lead singer and writer gives him a deep affinity with artists and a love of vocal expression and lyric.

He has written and produced many multi platinum selling songs and is currently working with a wide variety of established and up and coming artists, writers and producers.

What will I learn on the course?

Resistance is the enemy of creativity

What you’re resisting is fear

The mastery of fear not the absence of fear

Using resistance as your guide to growth

Not overthinking what others think…no one cares as much as you

Throwing away expectations – temporary freedom & delayed


Working your patience – permission to fail and perseverance to craft

5-4-3-2-1 – ACTION!

Using action over feelings

Feeling fear and creating anyway

Being true to yourself – authenticity breeds comfort & intention

Starting with inspired seeds

Getting ideas when free from fear – heart to head = art to craft

Believing your intuition

Breaking procrastination

The birth of confidence

be true to yourself

Seeing the small successes everyday

Finishing songs – you are the judge you’re fearing so do you love or


Success, Change & Comfort

Letting go of final resistance

Love it & let it go


Is this the right course for me?

Everybody stands to gain something from this course. Fledgling writers and hardened musicians will find this course useful with the experience and guidance of multi-million record selling mentors. Even veteran songwriters who have written hits in past know that there is something new to learn from other musicians and songwriters, and this course is the perfect opportunity to meet them.

Musicians with their own material
Fed up of open mic nights? Thought so. This course will show you how to go a step beyond the local pub and into the charts. We’ll show you what you need to do to make your songs irresistible to the labels and who you need to contact when you’re done.
If you want to become a professional songwriter for major label artists, we can show you how. We’ve already written hits that were performed by artists such as Beyonce, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue and many more, so we have first-hand experience of the steps you need to follow to do the same.
Professional songwriters
Already written a hit or two? We find that there’s still lots to learn from other musicians, even beginners, which is why we welcome other professional writers into the courses we host. Polish up your skills, find out how the industry is moving and learn what you can do to write your next hit.
Producers have one of the most important roles in the music industry. Whether creating their own or another’s work, they need to know the information that’s important to a successful track. This course gives you the tools you need to catch the mistakes that can make or break a song, so you can boost a track to new heights.
Songwriting “hobbyists”
Music shouldn’t always be used purely to make money and we understand that, sometimes, you just want to play music for the love of it. If you’re in it for the creative output alone, this course will help you get more from your songs.

Frequently asked questions

Should I bring a guitar to the course?

The lessons taught throughout the day are based on practical songwriting exercises, but they don’t require you to bring an instrument at all. Bring enthusiasm, an open mind and a desire to write better songs!

I can’t sing. Should I miss this course?

Not at all! Many extremely successful songwriters sing about as well as a pack of cats, but their ability to write killer hooks and stunning melodies has taken them extremely far in the industry. The key to songwriting is collaboration, so if you need a vocalist, you’ll find one!

Is this just for pop and chart music?

Absolutely not. We believe it’s essential that every songwriter maintains their artistic integrity so the techniques we teach can be used on all styles of songwriting and composition. We’ll give you incredible musical tips that will make your melodies stick in people’s minds whether your style is singer/songwriter, pop, folk, rock country and more. Our groundbreaking lyrical tuition will ensure you never get writer’s block and will show you how to say exactly what you want to say whilst ensuring everyone that hears your song is captivated by the message in it.

What next?

Although the Creating With Courage course will teach you how to give your songs a new and improved feel, our three-day songwriting bootcamp is the next step towards focusing on your music career as a whole. You’ll get a creative break away from the world to learn more detailed information about the industry and write new songs in collaboration with other writers and our professional mentors.

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