Songwriting Tips

When I wrote my first song at age 16, I scrambled to do a “poor man’s copyright” because I was convinced the song was so good that someone would want to steal it from me.  But it’s unrealistic to think that we are hit songwriters, or even good songwriters, from the very first song.  Not unlike any other type of profession you might choose, landing a career as a professional songwriter is a process made up of education, practice, determination, practice, marketing, practice, and all-around hard work.  Over the years I’ve had opportunity to coach songwriters on a number of levels – from teaching beginners at songwriter boot camps, to mentoring those majoring in songwriting at a local university, to helping develop new writer careers on the professional level.  The list below is a 6-step outline that should put you on the right track toward a professional songwriting career:


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Songwriter, pianist, music educator, scuba instructor. MMus BathSpa University. Find my Piano Courses on
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