Songwriting

is something you can learn

I spend a lot of my time teaching people of all ages to be creatively express themselves by writing songs. 

In person and online, through constructive feedback and by writing articles here and on Beatles Songwriting Academy.

Use the contact form on the lessons page if you want to know more.

Writing about Songwriting

Stephen King's Nail

When Stephen King decided he was going to be a writer in his teens his first milestone was sending off a story to a magazine he hoped would publish it. As you might expect he got a rejection slip. No…

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Writing Songs With Charles Dickens

With downloading we listen to everything in bits. Could you imagine what Charles Dickens would say if you said, ‘Could I just have one chapter?’ You’re creating a short story culture. What happened to narrative?

Tori Amos: Mojo Magazine (May…

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Naming Your Band - In 10 Easy Steps

 Having been through the naming process so many times, with my own bands and ones I've taught, I've learned that trying to find THE GREATEST BAND NAME EVER is a fool's errand. The best you can hope for (and what…

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