Songwriting in a nutshell!

Brighton SongLab brings basic songwriting to beginners in Brighton. We’ll arm you with the tips and tricks to start writing your own songs in any genre - whether you want to top the charts one day or write lullabies for toddlers. We firmly believe that anyone can write music and, more importantly, that everyone can have fun doing it.

The SongLabs are run by Katherine Stewart; local musician, songwriter and leader of the Free Brighton Choir.

Ready to start?

Take a look at our courses…

oh what a night!

We had an amazing time at the Free taster class on friday 7th june! It was packed…
and we wrote a song together in 40 minutes flat!

Want to hear what we got up to during the full Absolute BEginners course?

listen to our work



A fun and professional approach to teaching that brings out the best in us all - the lesson whizzes by!
— Karen (free brighton choir singer)
I’ve been working with Katherine on various musical projects for several years now. As well as being an incredible songwriter, she’s passionate about bringing a love of music to folks of all ages and abilities and always goes above and beyond to deliver top quality content.

If you’re an aspiring musician or songwriter, or simply want to polish up the skills you already have, I highly recommend signing up for one of Katherine’s excellent courses.
— Vicki Workman, Croydon Guitar Tuition
Katherine is a dedicated instructor who devotes considerable time, energy and thought to song compositions and how to best to sing them. She has a positive and personable manner and has experience working with people of varying musical experience and ability.
— Hollie (Free Brighton Choir Singer)

About Me

MY NAME IS Katherine

I’ve been writing songs since long before I could play an instrument - and performing since I was 13.

I’ve been playing guitar and performing in bands for a decade or so and I also lead a free community choir in Brighton… but I strongly believe that anyone can write music, irrespective of their age or whether they play an instrument.

Writing music is a powerful way to express yourself. Beginners often write far more innovatively than the experienced songwriters. I can’t wait to unleash that potential in you!

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