Masterclass with Andrew West

During the masterclass, Andrew West, professor at Leeds College of Music (UK) and author of the book "The Art of Songwriting", will illustrate the different ways in which it is possible to write songs that are communicative and are able to convey emotions in those who listen to them.

The masterclass is aimed not only at songwriters, but also at producers and musicians who work with them and who want to learn more about the different tools available to a composer to create and structure a song that is "communicative".

Credits for academic courses: 1/3 CFA

Andrew West is the Head of Postgradate Studies at Leeds College of Music. He specializes in songwriting, production and performance. More than 350 of his songs have been released by Warner Chappell and Brumley Music, some of which have been used in the series "Heroes", "Lost", "True Blood" and others recorded by artists such as Joe Brown and Stackridge. To date, his compositions have been used in film and TV in 39 different countries. Andrew has a Master's and a PhD in "Teaching and Learning Songwriting" and has published the book "The Art of Sonwriting" for Bloomsbury Academic. His students have signed deals with Warner Chappell, Sony and several independent labels.