Songwriting Workshops


London Songwriters is an inclusive Songwriting Workshops and Countryside Retreats group where lyricists and composers of all levels and genres have met at least once a month for the last seven years to develop their craft. Membership currently numbers over 3000 writers.

Separate twice-monthly Central London practical workshops cover Songshares with Feedback, comfortably challenging Commercial Collaboration Briefs and Songcraft Presentations along with occasional high profile Industry GuestsCommunity/Charity Performances and Countryside Songwriting Retreats. We have also sourced Song Pitching opportunities. You can join the group at London Songwriters

Here are some comments on our workshops:
“Amazing!”, “Thanks for a great workshop again! These are so valuable”, “Great experience”, “Really inspiring and effective group”, “Really well organized and superb system for gathering feedback – genuinely illuminating. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

You do not have to be an accomplished performer to attend and you are guaranteed to learn something new about the craft and meet friends and collaborators!

Above all, the workshops are about mutual support, enjoyment and a safe space to develop your ideas in an unpressured and friendly environment – the group testimonials testify to how supportive we are.

(Above is a selection of songs written in 90 minutes at London Songwriters Collaboration workshops)


Murray Webster London Songwriters Songwriting Retreats

Murray Webster has over 40 years experience as a multi-genre songwriter, having performed at some of the most prestigious music venues including The Astoria, The Hammersmith Palais, The Forum, The WAG Club, Bracknell Jazz Festival, The Mint (LA) and Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville). He has taught and facilitated London Songwriters workshops for the last six years, including eight highly successful Countryside Songwriting Retreats. He has a Masters Degree in Songwriting, a PTLLS teaching qualification as a Community Music Leader and has regularly mentored young people in music skills for NCS – The Challenge.  His latest self-produced tracks feature on albums commemorating the Shakespeare 400 centenary and a Christmas compilation, being part of a project series featured in The Guinness Book Of Records.