Skype Songwriting Coaching with Songwriter Ed Bell
There are lots of ways to become a better writer.
But one of the simplest is also the best: dedicated one-on-one time with a mentor you trust, who inspires you and who’s been exactly where you are now.
See, the trick to becoming a better writer is learning to do things your way. That’s why here at The Song Foundry we don’t do writing by numbers, one-size-fits-all video courses or step-by-step programs.
Instead, when I created The Song Foundry I decided to create a site packed with great tools, ideas and inspiration songwriters can use in their own way. Then work one-on-one with anyone who’s really serious about taking their skills to the next level.
If you’re just starting out, we’ll work through the process of creating a song from scratch – from first idea to finished product – in a way even an absolute beginner can quickly master.
If you’ve been writing a while but struggle to get your ideas down, we’ll focus on powerful ways to burst through creative blocks and fill any gaps in your songwriting knowledge that might be holding you back.
But wherever you’re at – and whether you want to make a career out of your songs or write just for fun – if you’re ready to take your skills to the next level, I’d be excited to help you get there.
Just click the button below to get started with a free, no obligation consultation, or send a message if you have questions.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
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.
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
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.
Songwriting Coaching FAQs
Do I need coaching?
That’s really up to you. Songwriting’s a personal thing – so coaching isn’t like, say, guitar lessons because it’s more about helping you uncover and refine your own voice than following a pre-set path or course. But if you feel stuck with your writing or you’ve never studied music formally, coaching is a great way to build new skills, increase your songwriting knowledge and really take your songs – and your confidence – to the next level.
Do I have to write in a specific genre?
No. There’s no set 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, some performing experience helps but isn’t necessary.
Do I have to commit to regular coaching sessions?
Do what works 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, educator and entrepreneur.
Ed’s creative work is mostly in theatre in film, and he’s worked on projects around the world in cities including London, New York, Philadelphia, Edinburgh, Los Angeles and Leeds. In 2017 he was an Artist in Residence at Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai, China.
Ed is the author of the popular guide The Art of Songwriting and has written articles for Songwriting Magazine and Making Music Magazine. He’s taught songwriting at venues including London’s Royal College of Music and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Ed has been coaching at The Song Foundry since 2015.
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