Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? We’re here to help. Check out our most frequently asked questions below,
or call us directly on 03300 100 500
Writing songs is as easy as humming a melody. Writing great songs takes a bit more work.
Our Introduction To Songwriting course is perfect for giving you the best advice if you’re starting out. You’ll avoid all the basic songwriting mistakes that most beginners make and get immediate access to music industry professionals. Not bad for a beginner!
No. Some of the most earth-shaking records have been written by non-musicians who had a good idea for a song and collaborated with other creatives. Of course, knowing how to play piano or guitar will always help, but they are not a requirement for our courses. We’d suggest you check out our Introduction To Songwriting course as a good place to start.
Yes. Our mentors are still extremely active in the music industry and have a broad network of contacts in almost every profession you can think of. We’ll show you how to promote your stuff in our Introduction To Songwriting course, but we also have our own music publishing company, Agenda Rights Management. If we think you could pitch one of your songs to an artist, we’ll help you do it.
Any and all. The idea is not to write the “perfect pop song”; it’s to help you add more power to your music, whatever style it might be in. The techniques you’ll learn in our Introduction To Songwriting course are applicable to every style of music and will help you grow your audience, whether it’s pop, jazz, or hardcore death metal.
Yes. We’re always on the lookout for emerging talent. If you want to see what we think of your music, you’ll get a chance to find out at one of our songwriting courses. We even make it a significant part of the three-day songwriting bootcamp, so if you’re looking for some professional advice, book your place today!
Our platinum membership gives you access to monthly sessions with our professional mentors. This allows us to track your progress, offer advice tailored to you specifically and help you grow your music career.
Yes! We offer payment plans, but you’ll need to discuss it with us directly.
Get in touch with us on 03300 100 500
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
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.
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
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.
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
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
I was going to write “you can’t beat Martin Sutton”, but that would sound all wrong. 🙂 So just saying am very happy with mentor session from Superstar Sutton. Virtual hugs all round.
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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.
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
I’ve finally found myself and my confidence has come back! That is down to what The Songwriting Academy has done for me and given me the boost I needed. I can’t thank you enough
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
10/10 – Well worth the travel. I would do it all over tomorrow. I feel a lot more confident now with what I’ve learned.
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
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
It is an amazing academy you have established with a true ethos of care and support coming straight from the top and filtering down through its ever increasing family – I am so proud to be part of it !
Thank you so much for an amazing Platinum year !- I have loved every minute or it, have learnt so much and feel very excited for 2018.
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!
The day went far too quickly
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…
Just finished an awesome mentoring session with Charlie Charlie Dore what an inspiration you are Charlie. Thank you for all the excellent advice and guidance.
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
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 !!!
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
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.
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
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!
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
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.
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
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 an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!