Inspired by the new Maton: Australia’s Guitar exhibition, we’re celebrating songwriting with musician and songwriter Toby Martin (Youth Group).
Developed for young and aspiring songwriters aged 13-15 years, this workshop will guide participants through the basics of writing lyrics, structure and collaboration. Some basic knowledge of chords is helpful but not necessary. There will even be time to jam, for those with access to a keyboard or guitar at home.
Participants will also see highlights from the Maton: Australia’s Guitar exhibition, which features 130 guitars traversing through genres such as Country and Western, Folk and Classical, Rock and Roll, and Jazz.
Toby Martin is a lecturer in contemporary music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and one of Australia’s most highly regarded songwriters. His career spans seven albums both under his own name and with the band Youth Group.
This is a 1.5-hour workshop that will be run online. The workshop is suitable for ages 13-15.