Keith Ayling is an award winning singer-songwriter, performer and one of the foremost speakers on songwriting in the UK. In 2018 he will speak for TEDx on songwriting and creativity.

In 2018 he was invited on to the judging panel for the Song Academy Competition as well as speaking at the Music Ed Expo in London. In 2017 he spoke at two national music education conferences, twice at Cambridge University and has recently been appointed Senior Lecturer in Songwriting at Leeds College of Music. Over a 32 year career he has released 14 albums and appeared on BBC, iTV, Five and MTV, founded multiple arts programmes for leading charities and managed media departments for national associations such as the National Association of Music Teachers – the MTA. In 2001 he released the UK’s biggest selling CCM album.

Watch the TEDx talk here

We are all Songwriters: the power of your story

In 2018, Keith Ayling was invited to speak for TEDx on songwriting and creativity. The recently released talk has garnered praise for its dynamic and humorous look at how we can all be creative and find the power behind our story.

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Keith Ayling is regularly visiting schools, colleges and universities with songwriting workshops that incorporate his fast songwriting method. To book him for the 2018/19 academic year get in touch as soon as possible.

Workshops can begin with whole class presentations moving to small group work using songwriting techniques that get students writing creatively whatever their musical ability – particularly helpful for GCSE, A Level and BTEC. Seminars and Q&A sessions can focus on songwriting techniques and music business experience.

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Recently working with:

Leeds College of Music
CLIC Sargent
Benslow Music
Ripley St Thomas
MMA Music Teaching Professionals
Prince’s Teaching


Keith Ayling is currently running an adult residential for Benslow Music every June. The fully catered weekend includes all of Keith’s techniques and gives plenty of time for group and solo work in a peaceful environment with plenty of music rooms for each delegate. The weekend is completely unpressured and allows you to explore songwriting from your own perspective. Book your place!

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Keith has spoken twice at the National Music Education Expo at London’s Barbican & Olympia to a capacity audience.  He has also spoken on songwriting at the MMA Music Teachers’ Conference, Music Mark Conference and many more. He has written articles for Music Teacher Magazine and Ensemble Magazine – including a three-part piece on ‘Songwriting in School’. If you would like to book Keith to speak at a Conference, Presentation or Festival, please email


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