Summer at Woodstock – Music Composition and Production


Write and produce your music

Join our interactive and engaging music production classroom. You will learn how to make a song through understanding and practising song writing, production & recording, as well as gaining insight into how to market your music and yourself as a musician! Take this course if you have an interest in poetry, song writing, music, music marketing, and music technology. You don’t have to be a musician, as long as you love music and are ready to dig into how to make it! In this course, you will also have an opportunity to interact with and learn from professional industry musicians and producers, who will join as guest faculty and share their industry experience with you.

"Wonderful! I absolutely loved it!!" - 2019 Participant


Who should take this course?

Anyone with an interest in poetry, songwriting, musical instruments, performing for a live audience, music marketing, and music technology will benefit from taking this course. You don’t have to be a musician to take this class, as long as you love music and are ready to dig into making it yourself. Any skills with instruments, interest in singing, and passion for music is a big plus!


What does the usual daily class looks like?

The class setting provides opportunity for each student to interact, collaborate and engage with one another. A combination of activities, exercises and presentations in the classroom, allows students to immerse themselves to learn through the experience, but also have fun at the same time. Students in the past have mentioned how our classroom environment has really helped them in opening up and making friends along with learning something new daily.


How will participants be different when they’ve completed this course? What skills or knowledge will they have gained?

At the end of this course, students will be able to create songs from scratch, writing their own lyrics, and creating electronic arrangements for them. They will get comfortable in a recording studio environment, get familiar with terms and the use of the technology, and with the digital recording software. They will have the knowledge and ability to record instruments and voices, to make professional quality recordings. We’ll even cover how the music industry works, and how song writers get paid in this digital era.

AGE RANGE: 10-18 years

DATES (TWO-WEEKS): June 5 to June 16, 2023

COURSE FEES: INR 180,000 (inclusive of GST) along with Application Fee of INR 5,000 (non-refundable)


Aditya Manral, Singer Songwriter and Alumni Relations Coordinator, Woodstock School


Ady is passionate about music and songwriting, and is an established singer-song-writer in the indie (independent) music scene in India. Ady has worked with renowned music producers, collaborated with YouTube stars and had his music reviewed by almost all known Indian publications, including Rolling Stone India, Rock Street Journal, Indian Music Diaries and many more. Ady has performed at various music festivals, local & international music venues, and was one of the finalists of a nationwide contest run by one of the major clothing brands called ‘NumerUno’. His music combines acoustic melodies with simple bi-lingual song-writing structures. He is also the co-founder and director of ‘The Big Gig’, a local music festival in Mussoorie, and has hosted several other local music events. Ady has officially released an EP and several singles which are available on all digital streaming platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify.

Week One

Introduction to the Course
Finding rich song material
Song structure
Collaborative songwriting
Record like a pro

Week Two

Creating the right mix
Finishing touches
Creating a musician’s profile
Booking gigs
Marketing your music