Alan Penman (Song Writing)

Alan is an Edinburgh based composer, arranger, producer and songwriter, and is one of Scotland’s most respected composers for children and young people. Alan works with YMI East Lothian running Song Writing workshops in schools.

His songwriting workshops, which he has delivered across the UK for 12 years, give children a unique chance to write and record music. Working with Alan, children gain a fantastic, and accessible insight into modern music production.

As a composer and musical director, he has worked in almost every theatre in Scotland, and for most of the major Scottish theatre companies.

His television work includes music for the Disney Channel, BBC, ITV, BBC Alba, and Cbeebies.

His website, distributes his original songs for children worldwide and his many children’s operas, commissioned by Scottish Opera, have played all over the world.

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