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 has spoken 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.

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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:

BOA Academy
Cambridge University
NRTF Rural Touring
Prince’s Teaching
Music Education Expo
MMA Music Teaching Professionals


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


21feb - 23feb 2110:03 amfeb 23Music Education EXPO, Olympia, London

22mar7:00 pm- 9:00 pmAdjudicating School Music Competition

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