Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has released her first ever online music course with UK-based global education platform and MIA Member MusicGurus where she delves into the secrets of her songwriting that have led her to global success with hits like ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’, ‘Other Side of the World’ and ‘Suddenly I See’…
‘Song Studies with KT Tunstall’ sees the Grammy-nominated artist deconstruct three of her songs lyrically and musically, giving an insight into her creative writing process and sharing her songwriting stories and tips.
Included in the course are 24 in-depth lessons from KT explaining the inspiration behind her songs ‘Backlash & Vinegar’, ‘Fade Like A Shadow’ and ‘Suddenly I See’ – how to play them on guitar, an explanation of her songwriting process including advice on song structure, finding your signature sound and overcoming writer’s block, three exclusive acoustic performances of these songs, as well as an interactive sheet music player so students can play along with KT.
The course was created as a resource for music fans and aspiring songwriters, as more people are turning to online education in recent months. Filming took place at the world-renowned recording studio, Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, (where KT now resides) and has housed artists like Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Paul McCartney, the Beach Boys and more.
The course ‘Song Studies with KT Tunstall’ retails at £35 for lifetime access with no subscription necessary.
KT Tunstall said:
“I am excited to share with you all my first ever online music course. My hope is that this feels like a good time to try something like this; to push your own boundaries and ability, and find some enjoyment and positivity at this difficult time by playing and exploring your creativity. I hope you enjoy it!”
Tom Rogers, Co-founder & CEO of MusicGurus said:
“We noticed a big increase in interest for online learning recently, and with concerts cancelled we want to make it easy for recording artists and leading music brands to launch products in this dynamic market. KT was a natural choice for us as she’s had an incredible career to date and is an inspirational figure for anyone interested in progressing as a singer- songwriter or performer.”
Launched in 2016, MusicGurus is a music education platform providing high quality yet affordable online music learning experiences. With an ever-growing roster of inspiring “Gurus”, including famous names and carefully selected tutors, MusicGurus produces premium video courses and resources that are easy to follow, inspire students and ultimately help them to achieve their goals.
Popular Gurus already teaching on the site include Juliet Russell (vocal coach on The Voice UK and Netflix’s Sing On!), Paddy Milner (piano player for Tom Jones), Katie Melua, Tim Richards (leading music author) and industry brands including Rockschool.