Sophie Daniels | Songwriting Tutor | ICMP London

Prof. Daniels is an Associate Professor of Songwriting and a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her day job is Head of School; Music Performance and Creation at ICMP, with responsibility for all our Higher Education Programmes in these areas.

Also an experienced public speaker, during AY23/24, Sophie is presenting at international conferences on her ‘Why We Write Songs’ community research project, which will be published as a book in 2024.

From January 2024, she is a contributing ‘Six Musicologist’ on BBC 6 Music’s drive time show with Huw Stephens.

Sophie leads the Masters Songwriting Programme at ICMP, is a Director at The UK Gender Equality CiC called the F List, an External Examiner for Music BAs at two UK Universities, and a writing and performing artist researching new feminist applications for Songwriting as ‘Liberty’s Mother’.

Dedicated to combining quality higher education with expert industry training in contemporary songwriting, Sophie is passionate about equality, creativity and personal development. With a background in the commercial music business, having worked at Sony Music, SyCo and the BBC, she now has a particular interest in the non-commercial research based purposes for songwriting.

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Write songs that last for generations

A great song can become truly timeless, remembered for generations as part of the world’s cultural legacy. Whether you want to craft a killer melody or pen poetic lyrics, our tutors will teach you everything you want to know, including all the production, performance, professional and entrepreneurial skills needed to ensure that your unique creations get the recognition they deserve. You’ll also benefit from A&R-style critique sessions, collaborative opportunities, access to fully equipped live rooms, recording studios and tech suites, and a community of inspiring contacts and friends.

To catapult your songwriting and music career to a whole new level, email our friendly Admissions Team at or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.

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