Would you like to receive specialist coaching to improve your song-writing proficiency? Then attend one of our song-writing workshops, facilitated by expert songwriters, to get the edge in the competition.

These 2-hour sessions will address common song writing skills such as Chord Sequencing, Arrangements, Creativity, Rhyming and many more.

Cost: $40

As a part of the Competition, a handful of expertly run workshops, facilitated by song writing specialists, will take place in June depending on demand. Given enough interest, more workshops may be added to the schedule.


Workshop 1: Open Age and Secondary School Age with Bruce Watson. (This workshop is now closed)

Bruce is an icon of the Australian folk scene. He has received a stack of songwriting awards, had his songs covered by well-known singers across the globe and has produced six albums of original songs. “The best songwriter I have seen in a long time.” (Eric Bogle) “A wordsmith, a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns he tells with passion and integrity.” (The Boite). He is a masterful craftsman of songs and an experienced teacher of songwriting. Bruce’s philosophy is that we can all do it and he will show you how — whether you’ve never written a song or have written lots but want some tips.

Facilitator: Bruce Watson
When: Friday 15th. JULY, 7.15 – 9.15 PM
Where: Training Room, The Old Court House, 730 Main Rd. Eltham; Cnr Main Rd & Brougham St. Enter from Brougham St. 3095.
Cost: $40pp

Daniel Zisin

Workshop 2: Primary School Age with Daniel Zisin (This workshop is now closed)

Lush and soulful, funky and lyrically deft, Daniel’s music is the culmination of hard-won lessons in music, life and love. Starting from a musical eclecticism formed from a lifetime of listening, learning, thinking, Daniel’s music is a rare thing; songs that are angry but hopeful, music for a better world. Daniel has worked with some of Melbourne’s most talented professionals, producing and performing original music across a range of creative fields. Alongside his career as a professional musician, Daniel teaches music in primary and secondary schools and recently published a musical children’s book. Little Songs and Lullabies>>

Facilitator Daniel Zisin
When: Sunday 24th JULY, 2.00 – 4.00 PM
Where: ‘Allwood House’, 901 Main Rd. Hurstbridge 3099 (Cnr Main Road & Graysharps Rd – enter from Graysharps Rd.)
Cost: $40pp

Fay White

Workshop 3: All Ages with Fay White

Fay White is a highly sought-after, acclaimed singing facilitator, singer and song-maker, who has worked tirelessly for 30 years to bring the experience of group singing into the lives of people and communities Australia wide.  She developed the concept of Vocal Nosh, and has been delighting groups of singers and audiences alike with both her leadership and performance of original and carefully chosen songs, for decades

Facilitator Fay White
When: Sunday 24th JULY, 2.00 – 4.00 PM
Where: ‘Allwood House’, 901 Main Rd. Hurstbridge 3099 (Cnr Main Road & Graysharps Rd – enter from Graysharps Rd.)
Cost: $40pp