General Lessons


At Music Nation we aim to give you more then just music lessons. We are continually looking to add extra value by bringing you more opportunities to learn. Here are the other programs that we run that will help you to learn more about music by experiencing other aspects of music that you won't get from simply learning how to play a musical instrument.

Songwriting Mentoring Program

Learn the art of songwriting from one of the countries most acclaimed tunesmiths.

For many songwriting is seen as a dark art, creating original music from scratch and finding inspiration from seemingly nowhere. Some seem to think that this is something that is either something that people can do or can't do.

This could not be further from the truth. Songwriting is a skill like anything else that can be learned with the right kind of training and development. This is why we at Music Nation Leeds have partnered with internationally acclaimed songwriter Brendan Croker to form our Songwriter's Mentoring Program. This is a unique program where you will be coached, trained and taught by Brendan using songwriting methods that he has learned from his vast experience.

Best known for his work with Mark Knopfler, Steve Phillips and Guy Fletcher in the Notting Hillbillies Brendan has also found success working with others such as Winnona Judd, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Susan Anton and Chet Atkins as well as with his own band the 5 o'Clock Shadows. He has also worked with BMI Publishing in Nashville where he has written for countless others.

In these sessions Brendan will share with you the methods that he personally uses to write songs and will help you to begin to easily put together your own songs quickly and effortlessly.

The program runs three times a year. For the next session please see the events page.

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Band Skills Program

Learn how to be in a band, how to make the most amount of progress and how to deliver live in a full on live gig with our band skills program.

Music Production

%p Writing your own songs can be one thing but working with a producer to help to make your music into the finished product can often be the first steps into making your dream into a reality of becoming the songwriter that you want to be, learn how Music Nation Leeds can help with your music production.