For Songwriters through Organisations - I Heart Songwriting Club facilitates workshops, boot camps and guest lectures in the areas of songwriting and creative development. We have presented in partnership with and for organisations including APRA AMCOS (Australia), IMRO (Ireland), BIGSOUND, QMusic, WAMCon, WAAPA, QUT, Griffith University, St Pauls School, Brisbane Girls Grammar, St Andrews Anglican College and even at music festivals. Email Francesca to learn how we can support your program.
For Individuals - Due to high demand for our in-person workshops around the world, I Heart Songwriting Club now facilitates most of our workshops online. We will share any in-person workshops below and you can join our mailing list for invitations to our events.
For emerging singer-songwriters we have an online mentoring program, Level Up Club, perfect for songwriters who want to level up in their music business - to get gigs, record their songs, and release music. Email Francesca to discuss this opportunity.
Upcoming IN-PERSON I Heart Songwriting Club Workshops for ALL individuals:
Dublin, Ireland Wed 10 April, 6-9pm, FREE
Venue: Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
Hosted by IMRO and The Songwriting Collective
Fri 12 April, 7-10pm, FREE
Venue: Friday Arts, No. 5 Gardiner Row Dublin 2
Hosted by The Songwriter Club
Cork, Ireland Sat 13 April, 11am-2pm, FREE
Venue: Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Rd, Gurranabraher, Cork
Hosted by the Cork Songwriter Club
Brisbane, Australia Sun 26 May, 10am-4:30pm, $46-74 (1 day event with lunch included)
Venue: Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street, Newstead
Hosted by Francesca de Valence and I Heart Songwriting Club Info and Tickets
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I am so glad that I signed up for this program as I have gotten amazing results; not only have I written 3 great songs but I've made amazing friends along the way. I loved that I was with a bunch of people my age that also shared a common love for making music!- Student Feedback
Very well planned. Enjoyable. I liked the small group with people with similar ages. - Student Feedback
You are a genius Francesca!!!!!! This course is really amazing. Highly recommended. - Parent Feedback
One highlight was when I first played one of my songs for the group and it received an amazingly positive reaction. - Student Feedback
Professional Development for Songwriters
For Emerging Singer-Songwriters
We have loved running workshops for you in person over the past 4 years, and you may still see us in person at a music festival or through another organisation, but we have moved our I Heart Songwriting Club workshops totally online to support even more singer-songwriters around the world.
Level Up Club, is our mentor program for songwriters to level up in their music business and take their songs from the bedroom to the stage and the radio. It takes all the elements from our previous one day workshops and brings them directly to you.
“I had imagined myself as an artist who would play and record my own songs, but I was only busking playing covers and had only written 2 songs. In just 4 months working with Francesca, I have 15 new songs - a whole set of original music that I play regularly - I have paid gigs booked in my calendar, plus so much confidence to seek out new opportunities like playing a support slot for a high-profile Australian artist. I am recording my first single this month in Nashville and I am really starting to feel like an artist. I know this is only the beginning and I’m so excited for the new possibilities I see for myself” - Amy
If you're a singer-songwriter and want to learn how to record proper at home demo's, this is definitely the workshop for you. A fantastic facilitator, very knowledgeable and patient considering everyone in the room had varied experience with at home recordings. It covered a range of items - from the basics of recording, what kinds of inexpensive technology is worthwhile to invest in, as well as more advanced tools such as basic EQ, mixing and mastering our demo tracks. The live demo was a great addition, I love learning in a 'hands on' way so this was very helpful. You'll watch the whole creative process unfold from the beginning - through to the technical aspects - to finished product. Very informative, and a lot of fun! I look forward to applying everything I've learned! - Hannah
I enjoyed learning new skills and ideas. I also felt validated that what I have been feeling and thinking is leading me on the right path - John
The workshop was fantastic. Loved it - presented in a way that I could easily understand and utilise at my current level. Thanks! - Anon.
Level Up Club is our online mentor program for emerging singer-songwriters to level up in their music business and take their songs from the bedroom to the stage and the radio. Led by established professional and practicing artists and songwriters.
“ I Heart Songwriting club connected me to songwriters all over the country.
It can be so isolating being a solo artist and I Heart Songwriting Club gave me a platform to share ideas and songwriting
strategies and the inspiration to write so many more songs! One of these songs, Subtle Surrender, I ended up recording
and releasing, and has been played on national radio. It got me out of my creative comfort zone in a very positive,
low pressure sort-of-way! I highly recommend it! ”
“ I Heart Songwriting Club got me back into the habit of creating - regularly! As someone who can get a bit lost in all of the options, being given a theme to write to has been so freeing. In simply creating every week, I found the joy in writing again - and with this has come a whole lot of songs I'm so excited to share! ”