Songwriting with Award-winning Producer

Voorburg, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Debbie

3 hours, Hosted in English and Dutch
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.

What you'll do

Together we are going to co-write a song from scratch and then we’re going to record (demoing) our fresh song in our recording studio.
No experience required! It’s ok if you can’t play an instrument.
What you bring along: Ideas for what you like to write about. Maybe some catchy songtitles. Try to write a poem of at least 16 lines. If you're able to write a Lyric, that's fine as well.
It's OK to bring your own instrument. Pen and paper, or laptop, iPad or phone to write down, or hum, your lyric ideas. We have an acoustic guitar, electric guitars, bass guitar and piano in the house.

What we will learn:
- Co-write a song and all within a short timeframe of 3 hours.
- Studio experience, by recording your vocals, or instrument, in our new COVID-19 proof vocal booth.
- We record the basic song idea, so maynly 2 tracks, the chords and the melody (.. because that's all we can do in a short timeframe).
- If you're interested, you can pickup some awesome sound-engineering tips from Ron.

After our song has been recorded, I’ll do a quick mix for you to take home so you can play the song for your family and friends. How awesome! You have written your very own song!
Allergy alert: We have a cat! Her name is Fara. She is allergic for dogs.
We have air conditioning.
Wheelchair accessible house.
Together we are going to co-write a song from scratch and then we’re going to record (demoing) our fresh song in our recording studio.
No experience required! It’s ok if you can’t play an instrument.
What you bring along: Ideas for what you like to write about. Maybe some catchy songtitles. Try to write a poem of at least 16 lines. If you're able to write a Lyric, that's fine as well.
It's OK to bring your own instrument. Pen an…

What's included

  • Drinks

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Debbie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Debbie and I'm an Award winning songwriter- producer. I studied Vocal Jazz at the Amsterdam Conservatory, but primarily sung in Rock, Soul and Blues Brothers Bands. Travelled the world as a singer and later on as a piano entertainer. After winning the Award in 2010, I started focussing more on songwriting and producing. I started writing columns about songwriting for Dutch musicians magazine Bandcoach. Did some bandcoaching. I have songs placed in Riverdale, Better Things and Graves. Next to songs, I write instrumental cues and soundcapes.
I love to co-write. Writing with other songwriters can bring you to a whole new level. I still learn so much from it. It can make you fly, totally ends writers block, awakens the muse in you and make you go home with a smile and a drive to write more.
Hi, my name is Debbie and I'm an Award winning songwriter- producer. I studied Vocal Jazz at the Amsterdam Conservatory, but primarily sung in Rock, Soul and Blues Brothers Bands. Travelled the world as a singer and later on as a piano entertainer. After winning the Award in 2010, I started focussing more on songwriting and producing. I started writing columns about songwriting for Dutch musicians magazine Bandcoach. Did some bandcoaching. I have songs placed in Riverdale, Better Things and Grav…
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Where you'll be

We expect you to arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts. So we can get to know each other and show you around the house and recording studio. We write the song at our dinner table or another spot that is chill and relaxed or, when the Dutch weather allows, our outside seating area. We record the finished song in our recordingstudio. We make you a mp3 to take home. Allergy alert: we have a cat!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Sanidhya
October 2021
By far the best Airbnb experiences. Debbie and Ron are two super talented musicians who guide you throughout the process of song writing in a very easy way and ensure that you feel at home. Don’t think twice about this one even if you can’t play an instrument :)
Karen
September 2021
It was the best experience I have ever had. We wrote a song together. Debbie and her husband are amazing creative people. I definitely advice you this experience.
Ankie
August 2021
Een fantastische ervaring om samen met Debbie en Ron een eigen nummer te schrijven en op te nemen.
Michael
August 2021
Ich habe mich vom ersten Moment an willkommen gefühlt. Ala Musiklehrer habe ich sehr wertvolle Tipps für meine Arbeit bekommen und vor allem haben Debbie und Ron mich auf ebenso freundliche wie professionelle Weise dabei unterstützt, meine ersten echten eigenen Song zu realisieren. Sicher für jeden eine wertvolle Erfahrung, ganz unabhängig von den Voraussetzungen, die man mitbringt.
Dietha
August 2021
We had great fun recording our song with Debbie and Ron! Debbie gave great suggestions for shaping and finetuning the song and the end result was amazing!! We 100% recommend this experience!!
Ivett
February 2021
Debbie and Ron helped our son to turn his poem into a song in their amazing studio and through their amazing knowledge and kindness. If music was taught this way in schools, society would be a culturally richer place.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Pen and paper or device to write down lyrics and song ideas

Small recording device to record song ideas, melodies. For example smartphone or iPad