Skype Songwriting Coaching

Want to improve your lyric writing? Your melodies? Your chord progressions?

Ready to overcome writers block for good?

Hi – I’m Ed Bell and I’m a songwriter, coach and author.

I wrote the bestselling book The Art of Songwriting and created The Song Foundry, one of the Internet’s most popular songwriting sites.

In my professional work I write mostly for theatre and film, where I’ve written for Oriental DreamWorks, edited music for ITV and worked on over a hundred different creative projects across the globe.

I’m also an experienced and dedicated songwriting coach, and have been working with songwriters one-to-one since 2015.

My coaching style is pretty unique – because I believe in treating you as the unique, one-of-a-kind songwriter you are.

That’s why at The Song Foundry I don’t do mass-market video courses or step-by-step programs. I’ve always found courses and programs too generic to be really effective when it comes to improving your creative skills – and while they might seem more cost-effective than personalized coaching, like in most things, you get what you pay for.

Instead, I’ve packed The Song Foundry site with tons of free tools, ideas and techniques, then I work with many of those writers one-to-one to help them make the real – and lasting – progress they want to.

So whether you’re looking for the tools to write faster and smarter, want to learn how to banish writers block for good, or want help uncovering your unique voice as an artist, I can help you reach your songwriting goals much faster than you would on your own.

Want to know more? Don’t wait – sign up for a 100% free, no obligation consultation via Skype or phone today.

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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.

Hobby Writers

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. I’d 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

Why Coaching?

New Ideas

You’ll deepen your understanding of melody, lyrics, harmony, structure so you can write smarter, better and faster.

More Creativity

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.

More Confidence

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.

Ready to take your skills to the next level?

Get started with a free, no obligation consultation.

Songwriting Coaching FAQs

Do I need coaching?

That depends on you and your goals. The only way to become a better songwriter is by writing, but you’ll make much better progress with guidance from an experienced and dedicated mentor. If you feel stuck creatively or you’ve never studied music formally, coaching is a great way to fill in the gaps in your knowledge find the confidence to take your skills to the next level.

You can check out this article for more about my philosophy on coaching, and if you’re still unsure, just request a free, no-obligation consultation and we can talk more about whether coaching is right for you.

Do I have to write in a specific genre?

No. The whole point of coaching is that there’s no set program – I’ll help you make progress in whatever genre you like. 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, it’s worth getting some before starting coaching. But if you’re happy writing lyrics only, performing experience helps but isn’t necessary.

Do I have to commit to regular coaching sessions?

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, you can do that too.

About Ed

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.

Skype Songwriting Coaching Pricing

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Ready to take your skills to the next level?

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