In May 2017 150 high school music students and their teachers got together with some of Australia’s best songwriters and producers – SongMakers mentors – for a Q&A-style panel. The session was filmed so that the questions, tips and advice could be shared with students all over Australia in this workbook.

We’ve mapped the suggested activities against some of the VET Music Industry Cert II units of competence, but you might find other ways to use them in your classroom.

Various images of the Q&A sessionPDF DOWNLOADS

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VIDEOS

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CLIP 1A: SONG 1: Spilt Milk, Newtown High School of the Performing Arts
CLIP 1B: SONG 2: Something More, Newtown High School of the Performing Arts
CLIP 2: WRITING FOR OTHERS
CLIP 3: SONGWRITING AS A CAREER
CLIP 4: SONGWRITING CAREER GOALS
CLIP 5: HIGH SCHOOL TIPS
CLIP 6: HOW TO IMPROVE
CLIP 7: MANAGING REJECTION
CLIP 8: ADVISORS AND MENTORS
CLIP 9: MEASURING SUCCESS
CLIP 10: NOT GIVING UP
CLIP 11: PROBLEM SOLVING
CLIP 12: PRODUCER SKILLS
CLIP 13: FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE
CLIP 14: WRITING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
CLIP 15: BACK UP PLAN: YES OR NO

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