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At the Cape Town School of SONGWRITING we simplify the complex process of Songwriting, and equip our students with the skill-set to write successful songs.

CTSS songwriting graduates have gone on to secure recording contracts, have songs playlisted on radio, and establish careers as singer/songwriters. 

Our Program Director Clive Ridgway, with decades of experience in the music and radio industries, will set you up to succeed as a Songwriter. 



We offer ... 

8 Week Songwriting Course - R2750 - Tuesday evenings 7.30 to 9.30.

This part-time course focuses on the three core songwriting skill sets - versification, song construction and song composition. Students workshop, write and record an original song in the course. Beginners, intermediate and advanced writers are welcome.


Monthly Creative Workout Sessions - R120 - Thursday evenings 7.30 to 9.00.

Clive leads the group through a creative workout before diving into a collaborative writing session. Intermediate and advanced writers welcome.

Guitar Lessons for Lyric Writers - R120 - Wednesday evenings 7 to 8.

Clive teaches his quick and easy guitar method to get anyone wishing to play, and write songs on guitar. This fun, no stress group learning approach will have you playing the guitar by the end of the first lesson. Beginners and intermediate players are welcome.


Private Songwriting Lessons - R500 per session.

Lessons include the 8 Week course material adapted to each students needs. Lessons may be fully customised to include performance, recording coaching and music business advice. Beginners, intermediate and advanced writers welcome.


Singer-songwriter Recording Sessions - R750 per session.

This is a fail safe and inexpensive way to get your singer-songwriter demos professionally recorded under expert supervision.


Professional Recording and Production - R1950 per song.

Our trio of studio professionals with an enviable list of musical accomplishments behind their names, will ensure your song is recorded and produced to the highest standards.