Skype Songwriting Coaching
Take your skills to the next level. Wherever you are in the world.
Being a great artist means being one of a kind.
At The Song Foundry we don’t do one size fits all. We don’t do mass market video courses or ten step programs. We don’t pretend every songwriter needs nurturing in the same way.
If you want to make real progress as a writer you want one-on-one attention. You want it with someone you trust, someone who inspires you and someone who’s been there themselves.
That’s why one-on-one coaching has been a big part of what I do at The Song Foundry since day one. My success as a pro writer is down to all the insights about lyrics, melody, harmony – and art and life in general – I got from some world-class mentors and teachers, and I coach through The Song Foundry to pass some of that on.
Have a look round this page and make sure you get in touch if you have questions about working with me. And once you’re ready to take your skills to the next level, just hit the button below and let’s get you started with a free consultation.
It’d be a pleasure to work with you.
Knowledge is power. You’ll deepen your understanding of melody, lyrics, harmony, structure so you can write smarter, better and faster.
Creativity is a skill that you learn. You’ll learn how to burst through the common creative blocks and master the creative process on your own terms.
You’ll get honest and constructive feedback on your songs and feel more and more confident about following your own creative path.
Learn from the Masters
We’ll take apart some of the greatest songs of all time, so you can learn their secrets and use them in the songs you create.
I had a great coaching session with Ed a few weeks ago. As I’m still pretty new to songwriting we didn’t have a huge amount of material to work with, but I found his advice helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend the service to those who are looking for a different perspective on their writing.
Milly, New York City
Ed is a great coach and an even better person.
Jacob, Westchester, NY
Who is Songwriting Coaching ideal for?
Quickly master the fundamentals of songwriting and start turning your ideas into songs.
Singers and Instrumentalists
Build on your experiences as a performer and channel all of that into creating something new.
Early Career Professionals
Get valuable feedback while you’re still getting established and make sure your songs stand out from the crowd.
Refine your craft, get inspired by new creative challenges and keep growing as an artist.
Single SessionNo commitment
- ONE 40-minute Skype Session
- Use within one month of purchase
Three Session PackageSave $30!
- THREE 40-minute Skype Sessions
- Use within three months of purchase
Six Session PackageSave $96!
- SIX 40-minute Skype Sessions
- Use within six months of purchase
Songwriting Coaching FAQs
Do I have to write in a specific genre?
No. There’s no set writing program – I’ll help you explore the genre or genres you want to work in. And because most of my professional work is in theatre and film, I have a broad background as a writer and can help you in virtually any genre.
Do I have to play an instrument?
Not necessarily. If you want to write music and don’t have any experience as a performer, I recommend you get some lessons before starting coaching. But if you’re happy writing lyrics only, musical experience helps but isn’t necessary.
Do I have to commit to taking regular coaching sessions?
Do what’s right for you. If you’re interested in developing your skills longer term, you’ll make the best progress if you commit to sessions at least twice a month. But if you’re just looking for mentoring during a specific project or period, that’s fine too.
Ed Bell is a songwriter and educator. He’s been teaching music for over a decade and coaching at The Song Foundry since 2015.
As a professional writer, coach and music director, he’s worked on projects in New York, London, LA and Edinburgh. He was recently an Artist in Residence at Oriental DreamWorks, Shanghai.
Ed graduated from Cambridge University in 2009 and The Royal College of Music in 2012. He’s a proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America.