Presented by Shelly Brown in collaboration with SAE Institute, Byron Bay

Calling all songwriters, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, creatives & passionate people!

A creative exploration into songwriting, improvisation, lyric writing, singing and performing in a safe, fun, and explorative environment utilising the resources of the world-class SAE Institute Byron Bay audio and music facilities.

This exclusive series of workshops presented by renowned singing and songwriting mentor, Shelly Brown, is designed specifically for young through to mature age adults. The workshops are capped at 20 participants and require no prior formal experience.

Located in the recording and music production studios on the SAE Institute Byron Bay campus, you will be encouraged to grow and explore your creativity by engaging with your music in a two-part series of 6-week collaborative songwriting sessions.

Workshop Running Order/Joy To Be Had:

  • Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country
  • Warm up – Vocal Techniques with Music Theory Games
  • Group Singing – Harmony, Dynamics, Heart and Soul.
  • Songwriting Exploration / Sharing Ideas and Thoughts
  • Performance Techniques / Recording Techniques


SERIES 9  – Kicks off on MAY 27th 2024

Monday Evenings 5:15pm – 7:00pm

6 week duration –

Week 1 – May 27th

Week 2 – June 3rd

Week – JUNE 10th – King’s Birthday Public Holiday

Week 3 – June 17th

Week 4 – June 24th

Week 5 – July 1st

Week 6 – July 8th


Part A – $30 per night / $165 – 6 weeks upfront

These workshops are exclusive with limited spaces.

You’re welcome to pop in to the first one or two workshops – but the ticketing closes after three workshops to keep the event a strong community. New faces joining us towards the end can be a little discombobulating.


SAE Institute, 373/391 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481

At the recording and music production studios on the SAE Institute Byron Bay campus.

What you need:

  • A songwriting journal and a pencil
  • Recycled paper will be available
  • Water
  • Instruments are welcome
  • Creativity and a full heart

A creative exploration into songwriting, improvisation, vocal joy and performing in a safe, fun, multi-million dollar studio in Byron Bay.

“OMG Shelly just injects enthusiasm into Everything. I was Lucky Enough to get to work on a song with her and she took my tentative little song offering and made it into something that sounded so good and had the whole place laughing. I was filled with confidence in the process. While they were giving their resounding applause she was just looking at me going “see… see?? Thats for you. What a gift she is”.


“Shelly Brown is one beautiful singing teacher, holds space for anything and everything to be there, safe and heard. She’s so warm, sensitive, encouraging, soulful. Having singing lessons with her was a really nourishing thing in my life, at a time when I needed it. And my voice grew in so many ways just because it was heard, and safe, with Shelly. it was always fun, and you never have to worry about being cool when you sing with Shelly. She lets you just be yourself and feel that that’s more than ok”.


A creative exploration into songwriting, improvisation, vocal joy and performing in a safe, fun, multi-million dollar studio in Byron Bay.

“ I only had a couple of vocal lessons with Shelly but the difference it made was incredible! She easily helped me find my confidence and made the sessions fun and enjoyable as well. I now deliver my songs in a completely different and far better style (according to people I’ve since performed to)”. 


“Shelly Brown is amazing vocal coach. Her crazy, accepting, non-judgemental sessions were always such a pleasure and a highlight of my week. Her way of explaining and showing me how to strengthen my voice is totally unique and really wonderful. I would recommend Shelly to anyone looking for a very positive experience”.


“Shelly Brown is the real deal. She has helped me realise I have more potential and value than I sometimes believe myself. I have met with Shelly for singing lessons now and then but always leave with a richer soul and more passion for music. Don’t hesitate. If you need encouragement and musical guidance from a skilled vocalist, musician and composer Shelly is your woman”.


“Shelly I can’t praise you highly enough. I have been fortunate enough to work with you on multiple occasions with my singing techniques and performance skills. Your depth of musical knowledge and ability to quickly identify some of my personal blockages were amazing. With your help I was able to rapidly improve my singing ability and overall performance.
I have taken these lessons into my professional life which has enabled me to be a better performer and event host.
You are by far one of the most effective coaches I have ever worked with. Thank you!”.


What if I've never sung in front of anyone before and I'm scared?

It’s ok. I promise I’ll make sure you feel safe and calm. I promise you can hide in voices until you feel ready to give it a go.

We’ll talk it out, and find out what you need to flourish. It’ll be great. You’ll be great.

SAE is pretty awesome, I'm thinking about studying there- Is this going to be like the SAE Course, or different?

I’m not an SAE Lecturer, so no, this isn’t quite like their courses – but, they don’t NOT know I’m there! hehehehe BUT – some of the lecturer’s are going to come in and we’re going to check out some of the things they teach and I’m going to workshop with them so we can singing/songwrite/dilly dally what they do.

This will be it’s own thing, but it will also give an interesting insight into the SAE Courses so you can really get in there and check it out for future studies if you wish.

What if I come to one for the single price, and love it and want the awesome price for the rest?

Yeah, you should trust your gut and buy the whole 6 week thing, but I would want to suss it out first as well. So if you go with that choice, just talk to me and we’ll figure it out.

Wait - it's at SAE - Are we going to be using the studio's to record??

Ohh! I’m pretty fancy, but I’m not that fancy. But, we will use the space to as much of it’s advantage as we can, and it is a working studio, so it will be a really awesome opportunity to create and sing and relax and use these amazing studio’s for your future recording dreams.

Being able to relax and create in a studio is such a golden wonderful thing. Maybe you’ll make a little community network in our group and you’ll be on your way to recording the songs you write during the course. Sounds pretty fun to me.

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