Welcome to the

Cape Town School of Songwriting

If your dream is to write your first song, improve your songwriting skills or establish yourself as a singer-songwriter, we have the passion and expertise to get you there!

Contact us on

082 319 4500 or 082 777 3133



8 Week Songwriting Course
8 Week Online Course
8 Week Introduction to Music Notation and Reading
8 Week Introduction to Singer and songwriter Recording Production
8 Week Guitar Program for Lyric Writers

Private Songwriting Lessons

About Clive

Songwriting Author and Teacher

Clive Ridgway, accomplished songwriter and author of ‘Crack The SONGWRITING Code’ is determined to bring songwriting into mainstream education: “Songwriting is much more than music, it’s the human connection. My job is to demystify and simplify the complex process of songwriting – and with the right guidance and tutelage – students can not only learn a unique and empowering songwriting skill set, but also be equipped for a career in which they can apply their knowledge and be well remunerated”

SAMRO, the South African Music Rights Organization that takes care of royalty payments to songwriters paid out R214 million to its members in 2017. There’s a growing demand for original songs with more local artists having access to recording facilities. Local music quotas on radio are also going up, increasing the demand for radio friendly songs. The Cape’s tourism and conferencing industries are creating more work opportunities for performers with an authentic sound and a repertoire of original songs.