Advanced Songwriting & Studio Recording

Make your music stand out from the crowd!

A course for young songwriters, recording artists and budding sound engineers who wish to develop their skills to a professional level.   This week offers you the chance to write and record so that you can get your music out there!

Date 12 – 17 August 2019 
Price 640€ one week, residential, 360€ non-residential
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Location Beauville, France
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Age 16 – 21
What experience do I need? You will need experience in writing and performing or recording and you will be passionate about music.  You want to extend your experience in songwriting and arranging as well as developing your knowledge of studio recording techniques. You may wish to write individually or with other students on the course. You will have access to the Beauville Arts Recording Studio as well as an experienced sound engineer to help you record and edit your material. Many students who do this course go on to study music and sound engineering at University.
Accommodation Dormitory camping in Beauville at Les-2- Lacs campsite.Arrive on Monday 12 August by 15.00 at Les-2- Lacs campsite. You can leave after the showcase on Saturday evening, or the following morning.
Registration Fill out this form. We will be back in touch to arrange a deposit and confirm your place.

This years’ course will run alongside our Rock Academy thus students will have the opportunity to engage with and assist in the engineering of a variety of original material.

What does it involve?

The aim of the course is to give you a chance to work on your personal writing skills and develop an individual style as a songwriter and composer.  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students as well as perform and record your music.  You will learn how to engineer a recording session and mix and produce great recordings.  You will get top advice on music courses and opportunities in the music business.

There will be workshops on:

  • Songwriting
  • Arranging Songs
  • Lyric Writing
  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Setting up a Home Studio
  • Working in the Music Industry …and much more

Please visit the recording studio and see the great equipment you will get to use.  With access to our qualified and experienced sound engineer, you will get to grips with all the gear in no time, producing professional quality recordings that will set you own your way!

On the final night there will be an informal showcase of new music. Friends and family are welcome to attend.  All recordings made during the week as well as all the data files will be available for you to take away.

The camp is a truly international experience and participants come from many different countries.  During the week you will also get the chance to socialise and share workshops with dancers on the Hip Hop and Commercial Dance course.

Who will be running the course?

Jonathan Mallalieu is the course director. Jonathan has been Director of Music in several UK and international schools and has extensive experience as a Rock, Pop and Jazz performer. As a freelance composer and songwriter, Jonathan has released several dance records and written numerous TV scores. He is also Artistic Director of Beauville Arts. You can find out more about him here.

Alongside Jonathan will be a specialist team including  running workshops and helping you in the studio and with your writing.

Photos from Advanced Songwriting and Recording 2014

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