Indie pop group Alfie Jack, George (left) and Freddie Barnett.

Songwriting course for young musicians in Holbeach

A free course in Holbeach will give creative youngsters the chance to write, craft and record an original song before making a music video ready for YouTube.

George Barnett from Spalding indie-pop duo Alfie Jack – who gig nationally and have appeared on the BBC – runs the six-week course at Holbeach Hub.

Alfie Jack have released two EPs and a number of videos. They are self-taught in all areas of the music business and George said attending a similar course when starting out would have been useful.

“It would have given us so much more confidence and allowed us to network with other, likeminded, musicians to work and enjoy music with,” he said.

Talent is only half the battle when it comes to making music. There’s also the technical aspect, which is tackled on George’s course.

“I’d love for participants to feel they have learned something new and helpful in: songwriting, performance, and using the required tech to create a track and record a music video,” he said of the course’s goals.

The first week focuses on songwriting and aspirations. Week two is writing a group song, the third week is song development and in week four the song will be recorded. The fifth week will be the video shoot and the final day is the song and video showcase.

The course begins on Tuesday, October 3. It runs from 4pm to 5.30pm.

To book a place call George on 07933 015036, email or turn up on the day.

The course is for people aged 11-16 and is produced in collaboration with Lincolnshire One Venues.


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