Express Yourself: Songwriting 101 with Johanna

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Want to turn that ditty in your head into an actual song, but have no idea where to start? Or your poetry on a page into a musical piece?

Want to try your hand at music writing – words and sounds that says something to the world? Or that makes people feel something?

Or just want to be able to talk to your muso mates with a bit more understanding?

Come along and learn some basics and tips & tricks to turn your ideas and observations into actual music. Leave with more confidence to get started, or new inspiration to keep on going.

No music experience necessary. Enthusiasm and interest in music certainly helps!

What will we cover?

Half interactive and half tips and tricks, in this practical class Johanna will take you on a very quick route to making music that says something to the world.
– Learn some basic music theory
– Tips, tricks and techniques for making songs that move people

Don’t worry, we’re not going to ask you to write a song on the spot!


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Free Tickets to First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

    Who will be teaching? 

    Johanna (she/they) is a singer songwriter who loves making music that says something to the world. She believes everyone has a song in them and that’s worth sharing!

    Johanna came to music late in life and completed a Diploma of Music and a splattering of subjects of an Advanced Diploma. She reckons it’s not necessary to study music to make good music – after all, the Beatles didn’t!

    You can find her at

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