Are you writing your own song? Have you ever wanted to? Perhaps you're a guitarist or you play the ukulele and you're looking for chords or a tune to accompany your lyrics. Have you written some words and want to know how to add a tune to them and turn them into a song?

Whether you are just starting out as a writer or player, or you'd like to write a children's song for your own children or your class, then why not book some time with Al Start from Go Kid Music to give your project a super-charged power boost!?

One-to-one coaching sessions with Al are informal, fun and inspiring. It could just take one session to get you unstuck and on a roll! Why not get in touch and see...

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AL Start conducting at Glyndebourne

Hi, I’m Al Start

As well as being a songwriter and performer, I also lead workshops and deliver training on a whole wealth of music subjects. I used to lecture at the University of Brighton and I've trained teachers at Sussex University too. I also give 1:1 instrument/singing/songwriting lessons and have co-written songs with many other musicians and writers both informally and with Chris Difford's (from Squeeze) songwriting residentials.

This is me conducting a youth choir at a Glyndebourne performance. I can work with children, young people and adults.

My experience as both a published writer and commissioned songwriter for third parties (other people) means I can write songs to brief and I love to collaborate.

I could help you take an idea and turn it into reality. Together we can create something fantastic!

I'd love to hear your idea - no matter how far you have got with it, and I'm really fun to work with too!

So you have nothing to lose by filling in the form below and telling me about what you're doing and if I can help, I will.

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One-Off Coaching Session with Al Start

A one-to-one coaching session with Al (via Zoom)

Are you thinking of writing a children's song? Do you want a song for a special person? Have you been struggling to finish something? Do you want a power boost to kick-start your songwriting?

How about a 1:1 session with me to go through your song ideas and/or get you started on writing your very own song?

We can chat about ideas, chords and tunes, the arrangement of your song and I can help you get it finished.

This session of 60 minutes is perfect for you if you just need a short inspiring one-off session with me. If you'd like a to book a series of sessions have a look at my other coaching options.


The Power of Three!

Three Coaching Sessions - A Tripod of Support!'s the magic number!

You could book a one-off session with me, or you could save both time and pressure and money...and book three!

You can schedule these as close together or as far apart as you like. Whatever would suit you and your creative project.

Our first session will really get the ball rolling on your song/idea/creativity.

Our second session will develop it further and give you time to work on it.

Our third session will make sure you have a finished song/plan/creation...whatever! And you'll be ready to take on your next project knowing all the steps, the tricks and tips and what to do next to be primed for success!


Six Week Intensive

A Super-Charged Weekly Coaching Series in 6 Weeks

This one is perfect for you if you don't want to wait a month in-between sessions (this would be the one I'd buy!! I'm impatient!)

Pay for 6 weekly coaching sessions to guide you through your creative project in a shorter time-frame. As with the other sessions, the project is up to you - writing a song/s, getting unstuck, learning an instrument - if I can help I will!

Send me an email with your ideas.

This is a subscription product billed on a weekly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.

6 Months Coaching Course

Six 1:1 Coaching Sessions Spread out over 6 Months

This series of sessions is perfect for you if you would like to dive into your music project a little deeper. We can look at your project in greater detail, I can coach you through with a session every month for 6 months.

Whether you're writing, recording or learning a song. If you want to spend time developing some ideas, then sharing with me for feedback - I'm open to your creative suggestions!

Send me an email to discuss your project if you're not sure - or just book you sessions and we can work out the finer details when you book in your time slots.

This is a subscription product billed on a monthly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

If you are unsatisfied with your coaching, reach out to us to see if your purchase is eligible for a refund.

I will give you a full refund if you feel we haven't achieved anything.

How do I schedule my appointment?

Upon purchasing coaching, you'll receive further instructions on how to book a time for your appointment. We will book a time and you can send me more info so we make the most of our time together.

Can I purchase coaching more than once?

Absolutely! If you find yourself in need of coaching more than once, simply purchase the coaching again. I also offer discounts if you book multiple sessions.