Tag: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

  • Can you really teach someone to write better songs?

    I so often get asked whether it’s really possible to teach someone how to write a song. There still seems to be a mysterious veil of magic and witchcraft about it, that is very fuelled by interviews with songwriters talking about channeling the muse. It turns out that songwriting is really like anything else. You…

  • VIDEO: The Psychology of Lyrics

    Thanks to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for hosting their first inaugural Teach Meet – a public lecture series of music educators presenting a short demonstration of an effective classroom tool. You’ll need a pen and paper to do the quick exercise at the beginning of the lecture. Enjoy!