Keith Ayling is an award winning singer-songwriter, performer and one of the most in-demand speakers on songwriting in the UK.

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 Teaching Professionals – the MMA. In 2001 he released the UK’s biggest selling CCM album.

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Keith Ayling Leeds College of Music

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Mister Keith

SONG CLUB is a live music night & video podcast hosted by Keith Ayling


Join Keith Ayling at Benslow Music in June 2017 & June 2018 and learn how to write


Keith Ayling is editor of the award nominated Ensemble magazine on Music Education

Recently working with:

Leeds College of Music
MMA Music Teaching Professionals
NRTF Rural Touring
Ripley St Thomas
Prince’s Teaching


Keith spoke at the National Music Education Expo at London’s Barbican to a capacity audience.  and regularly attends to network on music business and education. He has also spoken on songwriting at the MMA Music Education Conference (National Association of Music Teachers). He has written articles for Music Teacher Magazine and Ensemble Magazine – including a three-part piece on ‘Songwriting in School’. He is currently the lead songwriting facilitator for CLIC Sargent music residentials working with Simon Rix (Kaiser Chiefs), Will Lang & Sam Brookes. If you would like to book Keith to speak at a Conference, Presentation or Festival, please email


5may - 7may 59:00 ammay 7Saltaire Arts Trail

18may - 20may 1810:00 ammay 20MMA Music Teaching ConferenceNational Association of Music Teachers

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