Songwriter Experience provides a professional and supportive environment to imagine, express and record your ideas and creative work
Have you asked yourself, “what is the story I want to tell?” The gifted novelist Barbara Kingsolver once said:
“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.“
Whether you prefer to free flow, zig-zag and playfully experiment or consciously build and craft your ideas, each Songwriter Experience can be adjusted to assist your personal and creative needs.
We can help you bounce around new ideas and concepts, give you constructive feedback on your music and lyrics, discuss arrangement and performance techniques and collaborate with you. We can scale up or down our approach to accommodate your level of skill and help you tell your story in a way that feels authentic.
Plan your Songwriter Experience
COLLABORATE FROM AFAR
The Songwriting Residency
Take some time out to relax, reflect and record your latest ideas. Stay with us at our picturesque three-acre rural property. Spend a while in our tranquil spacious music studio, working solo or collaborating with others. Getting here is easy. We are a ninety-minute drive north of Auckland, just a few minutes inland from Mangawhai, close to the enchanting east coast of Aotearoa and a number of beautiful beaches.
Our large thirty-five square metre music studio will provide you with a tranquil space to imagine, experiment and record as well as compose and edit your latest song(s). Make use of the flexible workspace and professional recording and sound design facilities. We have the ability to provide a ten channel sound design studio. The studio overlooks a substantial flower and native bush garden.
During your stay, you can choose to work independently or if you prefer, you can set up feedback, coaching or collaborative sessions with either Stephen or Kiri or both. We can also organise a professional recording engineer, music producer or a skillful session musician to work with you to help realise your musical goals.
Please enquire for a list of available Recording Equipment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaborate from Afar
Whether you live in Aotearoa or somewhere else in the world, you can collaborate with us and write a song. We welcome people with a wide range of skill levels and singing abilities. Collaborate From Afar will assist you to discover new ways to trust your creativity and express yourself. We will adjust the creative process to complement your skills and needs/approach.
How we work
We use commonly available creative music software that makes online communication and composing a song easy and enjoyable. After writing the song and recording a demo, you can choose to elevate your song to a new level. We work with a range of skillful and gifted session musicians and music producers who can help you take your song to the next level.
“Working with Song Conversation was great. Kiri and Stephen are warm-hearted people with great knowledge and musical skills. Together we wrote two songs that wrapped my thoughts and feelings in poetic words and soulful music.” Steffi Rodriguez, Germany
Songwriters workspace Aotearoa
Join our private online workspace for songwriters!
Songwriters Workspace Aotearoa is a safe and empowering online forum where songwriters share their latest ideas and receive informative feedback. Members can also request help with career development and self-promotion, seek out professional recommendations and advance their music industry knowledge.