Songwriting Courses for Beginners of All Ages

Make your songwriting dreams a reality

Anyone can learn how to write songs. Let us show you how

Do you have half-finished lyric ideas filling up a book? Or do you walk around the house humming melodies you make up? Do you dream of bringing these ideas into song but don’t know how? Let us help you learn to write songs.

Our Beginners Songwriting Courses are the perfect place to begin if you are just getting started on your songwriting journey and need more hands-on support to establish a firm foundation and develop your songwriting skills. It covers the basics of songwriting and everything you need to know to start writing your first songs.

And don’t worry, you need absolutely no experience to be able to join us. You simply need an open mind and a willingness to be curious.

Receive video lessons and be guided by your own professional songwriter who will be your mentor every step of the way as you write 10 songs in 10 weeks – and in just 2 hours a week! Let us show you how.

Adrienne’s Story

“I am now, at 50, a songwriter. No one showed me how as a child. They have now. I have a goal to write 50 songs in 50 weeks!!!”

Adrienne wrote her very first 10 songs in our Course a year ago and since then has written 44 songs and counting. Nearing her goal to write 50 songs, Adrienne is planning her first intimate house concert to share her original songs with her friends and family.

Josh’s story

“Some of those songs are some of the best songs that I’ve written”

Josh joined the Youth Program and wrote 10 songs in 10 weeks. Afterwards he joined The Club then went on to achieve great success including winning the Battle of the Bands with his own songs.

Songwriting Lessons

Mentorship and Feedback

Write 10 songs in 10 weeks


Course Fee $550 AUD

Enrolments are open now and close the day before term commencement

Course start date is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers

Online enrolment takes a few minutes to complete


  • Bite-sized weekly lessons from founder, Francesca de Valence, focusing on different aspects of songwriting, available to watch on demand 
  • Weekly exercises to develop your creative skills
  • Weekly songwriting homework challenges based around each week’s lessons
  • Work at your own pace each week. You have the whole week to submit your songs. Your mentor feedback will be delivered within 48 hours of submission.
  • Your own professional songwriting mentor assigned to your group giving you personalised feedback every step of the way
  • Join as a small course group and learn how to give your fellow peers feedback on their songs
  • Bonus invitations to our I Heart Songwriting Club exclusive member events/workshops as they happen

Completely online

Works with all timezones

No songwriting experience necessary

Our graduates say…

It’s totally changed my life. I’ve learned so much about my own creative process and my own creative practice – what blocks me, what lets me flow. It’s an incredible part of my week, every week. And it pushes me and drives me forward.
Ella Gibbins , Wollongong, Australia

I wanted to get that additional feedback from the course. And to see if what I was doing actually gave value. It gave me all of those tools to get over the barriers, to get innovative and curious, to try something new.

Donna, Sydney, Australia

Since starting the 10 week course I have learnt how to ignore my inner critic and take a playful approach to songwriting. As a result, so far, I have written 5 songs in 5 weeks.

Nigel Harris , Perth, Australia

I am so thankful for all that I Heart Songwriting Club has brought to my songwriting. In the Adult Songwriting Course, I have found my mentor’s feedback on all songs, not just mine, to be invaluable. I ask lots of questions and my mentor has provided great, detailed responses which have also been invaluable.

For anyone out there sitting on the fence umming and ahhing about whether to take the plunge or not – just do it! What I have discovered with I Heart Songwriting Club is that EVERYONE is so supportive, regardless of your level of experience – it is a wonderful environment to learn and develop your songwriting skills, and/or to kick start your journey of songwriting.

Tamika , Port Macquarie, Australia

The I Heart Songwriting Club Adult Songwriting Course is absolutely ideal for anyone and everyone, from all walks of life, who has a desire to write their own songs. It teaches you a variety of methods or a formula, if you will, to write your own songs and helps you bring out your creative side. It allows you to be you.

My teacher, Francesca, is a beautiful person – motivating, genuine and encouraging – and my mentor, Sam, always provides constructive feedback and knows how to support me in my weaknesses and highlights my strengths. Every week I looked forward to the tasks and themes. It’s very exciting and a fun course that I highly recommend.

Liyah , Adelaide, Australia

Ready to start your songwriting journey?

Choose the right course for you below, or read more about the Adult’s course and the Youth Program.

Youth Songwriting Program

For kids 10 – 17 years

Beginner’s Course for Adults

For everyone over 18 yo