Songwriting with Oh Pep's Olivia Hally @ The House of Voice

Styles Contemporary, Pop, Rock, Indie, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Classical
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Suitability Ages 8 to 100 years
Pricing $74 for 45 minutes and $80 for 60 minutes. 30% off first lesson!

SPECIAL 30% OFF FIRST LESSON

Learn to to write lyrics, music and produce/record your own CD with Oh Pep's Olivia Hally: The House of Voice's Songwriting/Music Production Teacher/Mentor!

Check out OLIVIA speak about lessons @ HOV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34CfffaV0qU

Olivia Hally is most well-known as the front woman of internationally-touring outfit, Oh Pep!. Her work was been featured in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, on NPR’s Tiny desk and Glastonbury’s stage.

She has toured the Europe, North America and Australia with the Mountain Goats, Lake Street Dive, Nathaniel Ratliff, Lord Huron, Valerie June and Martha Wainwright and Billy Bragg, who personally invited her to perform on his Left Field stage at Glastonbury. The two albums Olivia has released as Oh Pep! (Stadium Cake, 2016 + I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…, 2018) have received critical acclaim from NPR to Rolling Stone to the New York Times; from ‘life affirming’ (Record of the Day) to ‘faultless folk rock’ (Rolling Stone) to ‘Miraculous’ (Paste).

Olivia’s writing is influenced by songwriters like Lucinda Williams and John Prine and her education at The University of Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School as a classical guitarist (Bachelor of Music). She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne and regularly mentors songwriters for Victorian government initiative, The Push.

In 2017, Olivia began a community drive project called FUN, facilitating collaborative songwriting opportunities for like-minded people. She is a published writer for Sony/ATV (the world’s largest publishing house), co-writing with numerous artists around the globe (incl. Nelly Furtado’s Brian West and Ron Sexsmith). Olivia is also a recording artist for ATO Records (NYC, Alabama Shakes, King Gizzard, etc.) as well as running her own record label, People Speak.

Olivia also works as a producer and session player for other artists and is currently writing music for a play in NYC.

Olivia’s teaching is tailored with individualized content, making sure students have a strong foundation of tools to express themselves authentically. Without judgement, ideas are refined to make art that resonates with the student, that both consolidates and expands their sense of themselves as artists whilst having a lot of fun!

Olivia’s teaching is tailored with individualized content, making sure students have a strong foundation of tools to express themselves authentically. Without judgement, ideas are refined to make art that resonates with the student, that both consolidates and expands their sense of themselves as artists whilst having a lot of fun!

Songwriting classes with Olivia cover:

How to write lyrics
How to add music to lyrics
How to write music either via your live instrument or music production programs
How to use and program in Garageband, Abelton, Pro tools and Logic
How to arrange in Garageband, Abelton, Pro tools, Logic and Sibelius
How to play your music live using DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
How to record, mix and master
If students play guitar or piano, songwriting lessons can utilize these instruments for songwriting as well as integrating instruments via DAW programs such as Garageband, Abelton, Pro tools and Logic.

If students do not play an instrument, this is ok too. Olivia will guide students in how to write music through programing in Garageband, Abelton, Pro tools and Logic.

Songwriting classes leads to your development: Students move towards creating their very own CD with performance opportunities within The House of Voice to perform original works.

Classes are available Weekly or Fortnightly within the Term

Who does The House of Voice teach:

  • Kids/Teens ( 8yrs to 19 all musical backgrounds)
  • Stage Singers (all ages, wishing to pursue the stage)
  • Gen Y Singers (Beginners - Intermediate - any musical background)
  • Adult Self Development (Beginners - Intermediate)
    *Musicians/Professionals

HOV makes a commitment to Build, Create and Inspire students helping them to develop all the aspects of becoming an artist/musician through specialised programs for all ages, levels, styles and backgrounds.

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Details last updated on August 22, 2019