Rich Cottell Song Writing Workshop

GCSE Music Year 10 and 11 students, participated in a Song Writing Workshop with Rich Cottell.

Rich is a singer/  songwriter from Devon.   He works full time in the music industry, performing to big crowds and teaching music to students in schools all over the country and supporting some major artists including McBusted and Olly Murs on tours.

Students loved the workshop, that took place in our Music Department on Wednesday 5th December.  Rich went through multiple concepts and ideas, linking to the OCR GCSE Specification, focusing mainly on:

  • The Music Industry
  • Structure
  • Melody
  • Lyrics
  • Creating A Song
  • Performance

The full day session allowed students to be creative with their song writing concepts and musical ideas.  Rich was enthusiastic and pitched everything brilliantly.  The GCSE students got so much out of the workshop and the Music Department are sure that they will apply the knowledge and skills learned from the workshop, into their composition work.