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 ten 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)

Course Leader & Facilitator

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 AstoriaThe Hammersmith PalaisThe ForumThe WAG ClubThe Mint (LA) and Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville). Plus Radio and TV appearances on the Gilles Peterson and Gary Crowley shows and Channel 4 documentaries on The Soho Jazz Festival supporting Courtney Pine. He has recorded and filmed with producer Marius de Vries (Madonna, Bjork, John Legend, David Bowie etc.).

He has taught and facilitated London Songwriters workshops for the last ten years, including fifteen 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 self-produced tracks feature on CD-released albums commemorating the Shakespeare 400 centenary as well as World Cup and Christmas compilations, being part of a project series featured in The Guinness Book Of Records, as well as single and album releases on CBS Records. He also has self-released tracks on all digital platforms.