About The Songwriting Academy
Find out more about The Songwriting Academy and our music and songwriting courses
The Songwriting Academy is a collection of some of the best-known, highly regarded music professionals in the industry. Founded by Martin Sutton and Simon Coulson in 2010 and with an HQ in Kent, the academy has since grown to incorporate over 30 of the finest industry experts, offering workshops to hundreds of budding musicians, songwriters, producers and managers across the globe.
Every single one of our mentors and experts are dedicated to making your career progress. That’s what makes us different from your average music workshop or university course. Our mentors offer you constant help to find you opportunities that you’d miss if you were stuck studying in a dingy university classroom somewhere.
We’ve already put over 100 of our students into the industry, helping them achieve publishing and record deals, as well as setting up collaborations between songwriters and artists around the world.
Our supportive community also works together to help each other achieve more in their music careers. If somebody has a contact that could help you or if you need some extra advice outside of our mentor courses, you’re likely to find it in our membership areas. We’ve worked hard to cultivate this welcoming and genuine community into something that benefits everybody.
From songwriters to producers, music business experts to personal coaches, all our mentors bring their unique skills and advice to give you the best first step into the industry. We have music industry professionals from a whole range of different areas, including:
It’s the knowledge, experience and expertise of our mentors that makes us a competitor to other, long-term music courses. Unlike many university lecturers, we’re as dedicated to your career as you are. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you get the opportunity you need, regardless of how far along you are in your career. We want to help you succeed in an otherwise competitive industry. It’s as simple as that.
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
Finished yet another epic, inspiring and all round fantastic 1-2-1 with the awesome Luc Floreani So exited for the plans we’ve got cooking up…
What an incredibly life changing experience, on sooo many levels!!! It’s so difficult to put it all into words!!!!! Beautiful friendships gained and definitely the beginning of something monumental.
If I hadn’t have come I don’t think I would have believed in myself. you and the course have inspired me and sparked something inside of me to pursue my dream.
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
Feeling so blessed to be a part of this songwriting family! Thank you for creating this wonderful community, a place for us all to be creative, passionate, supportive and talented!
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Feeling thoroughly inspired after a mind-blowing chat with Luc Floreani of Floreani Management. So thankful that he’s willing to share his enthusiasm and give me some new ideas.
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
10/10 – The one day course far exceded my expectations. Full of useful information backed up by eveidence. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the process of writing a song
Just had a fantastic mentoring session with Martin, my first on my platinum membership! Feel completely boosted and grinning away ready to take this year by the horns! Positivity all the way
Dominic King… Absolutely Inspirational!!!! Almost did not take up this session, wanted to play it save, but thank God I didn’t !!! Risk aversion you’re a bloody thief. Thanks
Another incredible mentoring session with Charlie Dore tonight! Really great feedback. So so much to work on and a good challenge but excited to get working on it!
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Thank you so much for this weekend, really was such a fantastic experience. I’ve learnt so much that I wasn’t able to sleep all last night thinking about it.
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Thank you Martin Sutton for your continued excellent support during the monthly 1:1’s, general encouragement, and kicks up the rear to keep on improving.
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
Had a great and informative mentoring session with Mark Cawley, nice guy, had some interesting left of field ideas for me to try. Thanks Mark
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
The day went far too quickly
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
The passion of all the lecturers was amazing to see. The sharing of their life experiences that enabled them to get a career in the industry was inspirational and has made me reinforce in my mind it’s truly possible for me!
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
Just had my first mentoring session with Martin Sutton, what an amazing experience, so grateful and ready to face my first exercise. Thank you Martin.
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
Just completed my first mentoring session with Mr Martin Sutton … got direction .. critique ..structure .. ongoing goals and targets …lots of advice and a real motivation boost !!! AWESOME !!!
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
I’m so freaking excited to be on this songwriting retreat!! Have written with some awesome people so far and have created some beautiful songs already! Yesterday’s was incredibly emotional