Songwriting lessons

Get expert advice from an award-winning songwriter

Song 101 ‘Songwriting Lessons’ were created to help aspiring songwriters to reach thier goals. Through the use of online video calling, students schedule one-to-one sessions with an industry leading mentor. During these sessions, students receive specific guidance on the exact steps they need to take in order to improve their songwriting.

Songwriting Lessons are for songwriters of all abilities. Beginners will learn the basics of how to structure songs, create compelling lyrics and beautiful melodies. Advanced songwriters can take advantage of the mentors’ vast knowledge, fine-tune their songs, and begin to pitch them to artists, publishers, and synchronization opportunities.

We begin by scheduling a FREE 1-2-1 taster session. During this time, we’ll assess your current level, discuss your goals and aspirations, and develop a short, mid and long term plan in order to get there.

After your initial session, you’ll be set a number of tasks to complete. These will be specifically designed in order to improve your writing and get you on track to achieving your goals. We’ll schedule a call for the following week, where we’ll start to look at some of the techniques used by multi-platinum hit songwriters, and how to implement them in your writing.

As you progress, we’ll start to look at production and pitching opportunities. There’ll be LIVE briefs for you to write and submit to, with expert advice on hand whenever you need it.

Our Methodology


Here at Song 101, we strongly believe that the song is king. We teach the proven techniques for crafting incredible melodies and lyrics, and how to keep your listener hooked from start to finish.


Once you have an incredible song, it’s time to think about production. We teach aspiring producers how to get the best possible sound out of their demos, so that you are taken seriously when pitching to artists and publishers.


A well recorded song is an amazing achievement, but it’s not enough if you want to get noticed. A big part of your coaching will be about how to find opportunities, whether it’s landing a publishing deal, collaborating with artists, or pitching for TV and Film.

Meet Your Mentor

Sam Dawson is an award-winning songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Hull, UK. His songs have been recorded by artists around the world, receiving over 1 Million streams on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube etc.

As a graduate of ACM, Sam has written and shared a stage with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the teams behind: Jennifer Lopez, Amy Winehouse, Kenny Rogers, George Benson and Tammy Wynette, to name a few.

Sam is the founder of Song 101, an international songwriting tuition service that helps aspiring songwriters to achieve their goals. As a tutor, Sam has over 10 years of experience, and receives thousands of views on his YouTube Channel every week.

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Songwriting Lessons

£ 29
  • 1h Video Call
  • FREE taster session
  • Award winning instructor
  • Access to the Song 101 Community

Ready to get started?

Book your FREE trial session below. We’ll be in touch to arrange a time that suits you