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Singing and Songwriting for Beginners — Part-time

Course outline

The focus of this course is to learn how to write songs and sing songs chosen by the group.

You will learn:

  • How to warm up the voice:
    • Breathing exercises
    • Upper torso exercises
    • Scales and arpeggios etc
    • Tongue twisters etc.
  • How to write a song:
    • Song structure
    • Lyrical content and structure
  • Creating a melody/adding music or writing to a track
  • Learning new songs created by the group
  • Singing songs from various music genres

How to apply for this course

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Tuesday 18th April 2023

End: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £67.50

Course code: C040415 / Q040416


College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of spoken and written English as you will be required tp complete a mandatory course workbook (Individual Learning Plan) each week, with the support of the course tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete a short workbook and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College and you will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid their next steps.

Additional information

Please bring a notebook, pen and bottle of water to each session. You can also bring an instrument if you wish, for example, a guitar.