Songwriting challenge – Writing a song from your corner of the world


Using the song ‘Tom’s Diner’ by Suzanne Vega as inspiration, songwriting tutor Andrew takes you through a method of writing lyrics based on the world as it moves around you.
A good one for singers, those with no musical instruments around them, and a great distraction when stuck in the house.

Click here to watch ‘Tom’s Diner’ by Suzanne Vega.

Show us what you’ve been creating!

We’d love to see how you’re using the resources and lessons to make music at home. If you’ve used our videos and activities to write a song, learn a new instrument, make a playlist, or if they’ve inspired you musically in other ways, please tag us in any social media posts you’ve made sharing this content, or use the hashtag #tolboothworkshops

You’ll find links to our social media platforms below.

Please note: Those aged 11 and under should ensure they have permission from a parent or guardian before posting any content online.