The Australian Music Vault School Experience – Lyric Writing

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Music Vault. Join us for an immersive experience in the Vault!

This workshop takes you deep into the art of lyric writing using as inspiration some of Australia’s finest lyricists, like Sia, Nick Cave, and Midnight Oil.

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to analyse what makes a great lyricist using examples from the Vault, then create their own masterpiece with guidance from experienced songwriters at The Channel.

The Australian Music Vault is a new exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne that will celebrate the past, present and future of Australian contemporary music. Delving into the extensive Australian Performing Arts Collection, objects will be on display for schools and the general public that will inspire and engage, telling the stories of the Australian music industry and its fans.

Students are encouraged to explore the Australian Music Vault before coming to this workshop. You can download a teacher's guide to the Vault here.
We encourage you to visit the Australian Music Vault with your students either before or after a workshop. Approximately one hour is needed to view the whole exhibition. Visitor information can be found here.

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Before the workshop
Check out the Australian Music Vault online, and go through the extensive pre and post excursion resources here.
Visit the Australian Music Vault itself.

During the workshop
  • Learn lyric writing tips, tricks and techniques
  • Engage in idea generation and using language in interesting ways
  • Use metaphors, similes and symbolism to create a poetic piece of writing
  • Use music technology to record a basic demo

After the workshop
Student work will be made available for download after the workshop via a link emailed to the teacher making the booking.
Visit the Australian Music Vault

Suitable for Years 5 - 12

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, English



Exhibition, Workshop


2 hours


$500 per workshop (Workshop capacity: 25 students)


The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


On demand (subject to availability)
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