Course Description

Songwriting (Learn the craft of songs and co-writing with others)

Marino College


Learn the craft and business of songwriting and how to co-write songs with others


Are you a budding songwriter looking to improve your skills?  Are you a seasoned writer hoping to hone your craft?  this course is for songwriters of all levels:  It will give novice writers a solid grounding in the art of songwriting and co-writing, and will help those with previous writing experience bring their skills to an advanced level.


This 8-week course will cover the following topics and more:

  • Storytelling through lyrics
  • Melody, hooks and earworms
  • Group songwriting (co-writing)
  • Generating song ideas
  • The songwriting industry
  • Home recording basics
  • Workshopping songs
  • Theory & structure

About the Tutor

Rob Shiels  is a published songwriter and producer working in a wide range of music genres.  He is one half of Twin Monarch, a writing/production duo based in Dublin.  Rob has written with artists in the UK, Canada and Nashville, as well as with the cream of Irish pop talent.  He was featured in a Sunday Times article on songwriting along with Don Mescall (Backstreet Boys) and Ruth-Anne Cunningham (One Direction)


Course Code 40
College Name Marino College
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Music
Course Type Practical
Course Location Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 16th September 2019
Course Fee €95
Course Duration 7 weeks
Course Times Tuesday - 7.00pm-9.00pm
Entry Requirements Open to all with an interest and desire to write songs.
For information about Marino College, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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