Songwriting for Musical Theatre at SLA

Easy going and fun

Mentored by

Jenny Lozano

Location address: Saint Leonards-on-sea, TN38 8HH
Chosen age group:

Ages: 12 - 18 years

Available tickets:
Songwriting for musicals Free
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A summary
Siddy Bennett is a Singer-Songwriter and Educator,. A member of The Ravens, she runs her own private practice, as well as work for EggTooth and local schools. She will explore songwriting and help you to develop your ideas to create a song on the theme of TIME. Songwriting is a collaborative process, so everyone's ideas and musical talent will be included to help create songs. Maybe you can hold a guitar rift while others find the words; keep a beat; create some special effects or dance routine? There is so much to create a song. With Melisa's excellent guidance, you will develop a chorus and verse or two. The day will be full of relaxed learning and fun with no pressure. The theme is Time, which is the theme for Science Week in March 2024. We will provide light snacks. Hastings Thrives is an inclusion charity. This course is for neurodiverse young people, friends, buddies and supporters.
About your mentor
Jenny Lozano
Hastings Thrives Programme Co-ordinator
Siddy Bennett is an award winning British singer- songwriter from the West Country, who now resides in Hastings. Her songs have been play-listed on BBC RADIO 2 and BBC 6 MUSIC with her folk-pop band “Wildflowers” and all female witch-folk band “Message from the Ravens” She has toured with many artists including Led Zeppelins Robert Plant, Tom Odell, and George Ezra. Her career started when she was 14, singing in a metal band in pubs and youth clubs, and now at 35 she has over 20 years of music industry experience including getting a manger, a publishing deal, a record deal and then walking away from it all to be free.. Born with a DIY punk ethos, she is a great believer in creating one’s own industry. She has an extensive career working with young people, including her current placements running songwriting workshops in East Sussex schools, being a creative practitioner in music for a mental health social enterprise project “The Eggtooth Project”, working with the Delaware Pavilion as a young artist mentor and songwriting with low income and neurodiverse people with Hastings Thrives. Passionate about building confidence and inspiring young people to express their feelings through the art of song-writing, she uses all the tips and techniques she has learnt through her career. Which includes co-writing with some of the worlds top songwriters, including Antea Shelton (Beyoncé, Justin Buber), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran- One direction), Blair Mckitchen (Paloma faith, Lily Allen) and many more. Recently a song she co-wrote called “4 leaf clover” was put on Beth Neilson Chapmans latest album, who is in the Nashville hall of fame. As a singer she has done session work that ranges from Charlotte Tilbury make up adverts, a feature song in Netflix hit show “the astrological guide to broken hearts” and singing on the BBC prime time tv show “House of Games”. She has also had her songs synced on tv shows such as Coronation Street, Hairy Bikers and many more. Additionally she spent the past 4 years (2019-2023) performing as her character “Pickles”, singing lead vocals in the country techno band “Rednex” who wrote the multi platinum hit “Cotton Eye Jo”. performing at 90s music festivals all over Europe, she has toured with artists such as East 17, Aqua, The Venga Boys, Lou Vega and many other 90s pop sensations.
Learning aim
Aim 1
To work creatively in a group
Pricing information
Ticket nameSongwriting for musicals
Where we'll be
The St Leonards Academy, Edinburgh Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, TN38 8HH
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