Group Class Courses, Individual course, Lyric-Writing, Popular Course

Certificate In Cantonese Lyric-writing

Course type: Lyric-writing

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the characteristics of Cantonese songs
  • Understand and apply the basic principles and skills of Lyric-writing
  • Apply Numbered musical notation (NMN) to lyric-writing
  • Cultivate creative thinking skills
  • Cultivate the ability of appreciation of lyrics


This course is taught by lyricists and musicians in the industry, including

Kin Yan
Cheung Cho Kiu
Jessie You
Yu Yat Yiu
Saville Chan

or other professional lyric writing instructor


Kin Yan


Cheung Cho Kiu


Jessie You


Yu Yat Yiu

Saville Chan

Saville Chan


Graduated secondary 3, can speak Cantonese, and can read and write Chinese.

Medium of Instruction

Mainly in Cantonese (supplemented in English)

Course Assessment and Certificate Awarding

  • To successfully complete the entire course, the student must maintain 70% of attendance rate per semester and an assessment (a pass on overall average score). The passing score is 50 marks.
  • Student who successfully complete the entire course will be awarded the “Certificate in Lyric Writing” by our school.
  • Course evaluation includes assignments, classroom practice, etc.

Course Structure

  • Semester 1 – Foundation in Lyric-writing Total: 13.5 hours
  • Semester 2– Intermediate Lyric-writing Total: 12 hours
  • Semester 3 – Advanced Lyric-writing Total: 12 hours

Semester 1

Foundation in Lyric-writing
Course content

  • The Development and Characteristics of Cantonese Songs
  • Principles and Skills of Cantonese Lyric Writing (1)
  • Understanding Numbered Musical Notation (NMN)
  • How to use numbered musical notation to notate song melody
  • Application of numbered musical notation in lyrics writing, etc.

Semester 2 & 3

Intermediate & Advanced Lyric-writing

Course content

  • Advanced lyrics creation theory and practice
  • Various creative methods developed from ideas to lyrics
  • Songs analysis
  • Commenting on student works for the improvement

*Baron School of Music reserves the right to change the content and rules of the original course or unit at any time, including but not limited to the start date, content, Medium of instruction, number of classes, class time, location, instructor, course fees, regulations, etc. If the number of applicants is insufficient, Baron School of Music reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses or units. Students should pay attention to the latest information changes released by Baron School of Music through official email notifications or through other channels.