Skype Songwriting Coaching with Songwriter Ed Bell
Struggling with writers block? Looking for fresh creative challenges? Want new tools, strategies and ideas to take your skills to the next level?
Hi. I’m Ed, songwriter/entrepreneur and creator of The Song Foundry.
I’ve been coaching one-on-one at The Song Foundry since 2015, and helping songwriters find their voice, unlock creativity they didn’t know they had, and understand more about how songs work.
In my experience, there’s no such thing as being born a talented songwriter or not. 95% of it is practice, and learning to understand the songwriting process. So that’s what we’ll focus on – getting more songs under your belt and deepening your songwriting knowledge in a way that lets you bring your voice and vision to everything you write, while creating songs that are clear, well-crafted and distinctive to you.
If you’re looking to feel more confident about your songwriting – and find more flow when it comes to writing – it’d be a pleasure to work with you. I work with writers in all genres and at all levels, from absolute beginners to early career professionals and experienced hobby writers.
If you’re interested in working with me, I currently offer free 15-minute consultations. As soon as you’re ready, just hit the button below and let’s get started.
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
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 depends on you and your goals. Songwriting’s a personal thing – but there’s always more to learn. 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 or style.
Do I have to play an instrument?
No, but it helps. 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, but if you’re interested in making serious progress longer term, you’ll move forward best if you commit to sessions once or twice a month. But if you’re just looking for mentoring during a specific project or period, that’s fine too.
I’m Ed Bell and I’m a songwriter, educator and entrepreneur.
My creative work is mostly in theatre in film, where I’ve worked regionally and off-Broadway in the US, off-West End in the UK and around the world on dozens of different creative projects. I’ve written songs for Oriental DreamWorks (now Pearl Studio) in Shanghai, music directed shows to packed-out houses in LA, and edited music for ITV in London.
I’m the author of the popular guide The Art of Songwriting and I’ve written articles for Songwriting Magazine, Making Music Magazine and Musical U. I’ve taught songwriting at institutions including The Royal College of Music, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Bath Spa University.
I’ve been coaching songwriters at The Song Foundry since 2015.
Single SessionNo commitment
- ONE 45-minute Skype Session
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- THREE 45-minute Skype Sessions
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Six Session PackageSave $90!
- SIX 45-minute Skype Sessions
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