It’s Workshop Season for First Timers 2021!

For the sixth time, spring in London, First Timers will be running a programme of workshops on music making, instrument health and care, and promotion. These are low cost or free events which are open to all beginners, taking place on Zoom.

We aren’t currently running registration for new bands as the festival is unlikely to take place this year, but please do watch this space and keep an eye out on social media. We will let you know as soon as the festival itself can take place, and we will be welcoming all First-Timers-formed bands formed over the 2020-2021 period!

Got a question about any of the workshops? You can tweet us @FirstTimersFest, join the FB group or email

Check out what’s on and please do pre-book here as spaces are limited. Events will also be shared on Facebook.

Picture is of a poster with drawn illustrations of a guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums.

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17/01, 3:15—5:15pm — songwriting structure & dynamics with Chuck SJ @chuckintransit
31/01, 1—3pm — hoards of chords! Beginners Guitar chords with Jelly Cleaver @jellycleaver
31/01, 3:15—5:15pm — find your voice! Vocals and Singing workshop with MIRI @miriofficialuk
14/02, 1—3pm — bass guitar basics! With Jodi @mxjodiburn
28/02, 1—3pm — beginners drum workshop with Peter @peterhanho
07/03, 1—3pm — writing and recording music on a computer with Alice @alicemarymusic
07/03, 3:15—5:15pm — lead the way! Lead guitar workshop for beginners with Amaroun @amarouninsta
21/03, 1—2.30pm — home recording and song development using GarageBand/N-Track 9 with Greg @greg.e.bread
21/03, 3:15—5:15pm — finding your voice through songwriting with Denver @denvercuss_
04/04, 1—3pm — making melodies with Sabrina @sabrina_amade
04/04, 3:15—5:15pm — music promotion with Sarah @serenofthestars
11/04, 3:15—5:15pm — coding beats, synths & sounds. Intro to writing your own music through live coding with Van De Michelas @ajninborg