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Nicholas Corder – (Writing, Songwriting, Ukulele)

  • Author (and musician) from Staffordshire
  • Hugely-experienced adult tutor with a sense of humour!
  • Writing courses are Nick’s main focus and people love them.
  • Nick’s writing also includes Songwriting courses, combining his two areas of expertise.
  • Nick’s sideline is basic Ukulele courses, which seem to be amazingly popular.

Nick’s book Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Cumbria is available at a bargain price in our Foyer. He’s a happy chappy really!

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“Superb – intensive but really rewarding. I surprised myself with the first story since school!”
“I really enjoyed this course. I signed up for this one after I enjoyed the one in December so much. Thank you to Higham for running these courses and being such a wonderful place to be.”
“A very productive few days. I have learned and accomplished much more than I thought.”
“Fantastic course, great tutor, will recommend.”
“Excellently led course, interesting well organised and enjoyable.”
“The tutor gave us many useful hints, very clear hand outs and wonderful constructive criticism and help.”
“Excellent, Nick produced more instruction than I thought possible.”
“An enjoyable break from the routine of life with the benefit of learning so much. Thanks to Nick for all the effort and entertainment he put into the course.”


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“I really enjoyed the course. Nick provided great resources and lots of personal attention and the course lots of fun. Highly recommended!”
“Excellent course. I was great to find that Nick had prepared the course including a comprehensive note book. Worked on tunes/songs under his guidance. Brilliant. A bonus was the ability to record our work so there was an end product to keep.”


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“Many thanks to Nick. Excellent course. He walked us, pushed us, encouraged us through the learning of the chords and the songs, smoothing out difficulties with experience, good humour, wit and aplomb. Great fun, great learning techniques, good preparation and a general feeling of feeling good and being challenged to teach out and learn new things, even tackle the impossible.”
“Learnt lots and enjoyed going home tired out.”
“An amazing experience & intro into the ukulele”
“Brilliant. Well taught. Great fun.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed this course, great teacher. Well worth the sore fingers.”
“Very Intensive BUT informative and NEVER boring”
“Superb instruction making learning easy.”
“I learned lots, thank you very much.”
“Very enjoyable. Learnt a lot!”
“A fantastic weekend!”
“Great weekend. Brilliant tutor.”


Upcoming Courses

March 2018


Friday March 30, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday April 1, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Designed for anyone already playing the ukulele to increase your repertoire of chords and strumming techniques. Using well-known songs for starters, you will have an extensive booklet of songs and other materials to help you get to the next level. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. lyrics & chords

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April 2018


Sunday April 1, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Never found the time? Burning to write something, not sure what? Writer's block? Stimulate by sharing with other like-minded souls. A mixture of workshops, 1:1 tutorials, classroom exercises, plus plenty of time to do some of your own writing. Supportive, fun & helpful, suitable for both new and experienced writers. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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