During this difficult time, finding an outlet for young people to express themselves and communicate how they are feeling may be hugely beneficial for well-being/mental health and developing resilience. Over 6 sessions, linked by themes such as 'relationship and community' from the Covid-19 Return and Recovery curriculum, participants will work both as a group and individually at home to write their own song, creating a musical response to the unprecedented events of 2020.
Sessions will include a look at song-writing approaches in different cultures/musical styles across the globe, finding a narrative/theme/voice, lyric writing, composition and a guide to using Garageband.
Participants do not need to be able to notate music in order to participate in this course.
This course will take place over 6 weeks on Zoom, starting on Thursday 5 November. Click here to register.
Support the RCM
The RCM’s autumn season is free to watch online, but the College welcomes gifts of every size to its Scholarships Fund, through which talented young musicians can access world-class education, regardless of their financial means. More than 50% of RCM students currently receive financial support from the College, but with rising tuition fees and costs of living set against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, your support is more vital than ever.