Songwriting Unlocked

Tailor-made one on one songwriting courses designed for any skill level. Whether it’s to begin writing songs for the first time or identify ways to build and improve on your existing songwriting process, I will help you discover and develop the tools and techniques you need.

Double Silver Scroll finalist

(an award that recognises the best five written songs of the year)

Released 4 top twenty albums of original music including 18 singles

ISC (International Songwriting Competition) finalist

Songwriter, lead singer, and guitar player of The Dead Flowers

Guitar player, co-songwriter and producer of The Jordan Luck band

Received the Silver Scroll Award for the children's show "1,2,3 Tree.”

Written and produced music for television commercial campaigns including BMW, Tip Top bread, NPC rugby, L&P and Schick

Have supported (played before) Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, The Eagles, Guns'n'Roses, Alanis Morrisette, Bryan Adams, Faith No More...

Touring member of The Exponents as a guitarist & bass player for Ekko Park

Bryan Bell

About me...


Beginner Songwriting Course - Learn the basics of songwriting and start writing your own songs.

Intermediate to Advanced Songwriting Courses - Enhance your songwriting skills and take your songs to the next level.

Songwriting Consultation - Get personalised guidance and feedback on your songwriting and/or future music recordings

woman kneeling on rug while holding guitar
woman kneeling on rug while holding guitar

“There exists in New Zealand a small handful of singer/songwriters who have the potential to rival the best ‘international’ artists. Bryan Bell is one of that elite group of unusually talented songwriters.”

– Eddie Raynor (Split Enz and Crowded House)


"I have had the privilege of working with Bryan Bell for over 20 years. I know of few finer song writers. His Lyricism, his melodic skill, his arrangements and his pop aesthete are sublime."

- Jordan Luck (The Exponents and The Jordan Luck Band)

links to a sample of my original songs


4 x one hour lessons $480

6 x one hour lessons $660

These courses can take place face to face in Mt Albert, Auckland or online through Zoom or Google

email me at to set up a free consultation to work out what lessons would benefit you the most


4 x one hour lessons $380

6 x one hour lessons $520

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