Songwriting Course

  • Date & Time:
    • November 1 - 2, 2019
    • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue:

    London School of Theology, Green Lane, Northwood, London, HA6 2UW

  • Contact details:

Songwriting – Intensive course at London School of Theology

1 November 2019 4.00pm – 9.00pm
2 November 2019 9.00am – 5.00pm

14 February 2020 5.00pm – 9.00pm
15 February 2020 9.00am – 5.00pm

Call Jamie Beattie on 01923 456220 or email music@lst.ac.uk for details or to book places.

Do you write songs for worship or performance? Want to spark your creativity, hone your lyrics and inspire your music? This is the course for you!

You’re invited you to this year’s Songwriting Intensive at London School of Theology on 1-2nd November & 14-15th & 14-15 February with Geraldine Luce and Sam Hargreaves.

Join Music & Worship students and faculty from London School of Theology, as we explore together the gift of writing a new song. We’ll discuss ideas and principles, but also give you lots of opportunities to actually start creating ideas and sharing them with others.

Topics Include
Getting inspiration
Honing lyrics
Writing great melodies
Worship songs and performance songs
Jumping out of writer’s block
Metaphor and imagery in lyrics

Ideal For
Beginner and experienced songwriters
Worship leaders
Performing musicians


Sam Hargreaves

Creative Liturgist & Visiting Lecturer

Geraldine Latty

Songwriter, Artist & Lecturer

Sam Hargreaves was on the faculty for the Theology and Worship programmes at London School of Theology

Sam Hargreaves was on the faculty for the Theology and Worship programmes at London School of Theology, and now returns as a visiting lecturer while running ‘engageworship‘ with his wife, Sara. As part of the resoundworship.org group he, writes and shares worship songs worldwide, and is co-host of the Resound Worship Songwriting Podcast. He recently co-wrote an album of Rhyming Bible songs with Bob Hartman.

Geraldine is a lecturer at London School of Theology.

Geraldine is a lecturer at London School of Theology, bringing extensive experience as a worship minister both in local church and nationally. She is a prolific song-writer, with numerous CDs, published songs, and material in a wide variety of styles. She was signed to Kingsway music and now shares material though the lucemusic.london site. She has a gift for drawing unique gifts out of other people, encouraging and challenging songwriters beyond their comfort zone.

Travelling to LST

Visiting by car: Our campus is on Green Lane in Northwood. Our postcode is HA6 2UW. London School of Theology is just 15 minutes from the M25 making it very accessible from all over the UK. Free parking is available onsite.

Visiting by train: Northwood Station is on the Metropolitan Line, about 35 minutes from Baker Street station. Our team members will meet you at the station on Open Days to welcome you and guide you to the campus. Click here to find us on the map.

Visiting by bus: The number 282, 331 and H11 buses stop directly outside the London School of Theology campus.

Visiting by air: London School of Theology is conveniently situated close to a number of major airports. Heathrow and Luton are closest, whilst Stansted and Gatwick are also accessible. Why not contact the Engagement Team to organise a taxi from the airport to our campus?

Course Fees
(Includes dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday)

Without assessment – £300
With assessment – £500

Assessed students will need to submit mini-assignments throughout the year by email, and attend an additional critique day. Attendees will gain no credits and no recognition from Middlesex University. A certificate of achievement from London School of Theology can be given but this module is non-credit-bearing and will not have access to London School of Theology’s APL policy and processes.

Additional meal bookings optional, and some accommodation available: call Jamie Beattie on 01923 456220 or email music@lst.ac.uk for details or to book places.

Special dietary requirements?
If you have special dietary requirements, please talk to the Jamie Beattie using the contact details below.
E: music@lst.ac.uk T: +44(0)1923 456220

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