One-to-One Songwriting Mentoring Sessions
One-to-one songwriting mentoring from platinum selling music industry mentors
Professional music mentors dedicated to helping you progress your music career
Collaboration and networking are key in the music industry. The best way to get ahead is to work with those who have already made it. That’s why we developed these one-to-one sessions with our platinum record-selling mentors.
Our one-to-one sessions are held monthly and designed to help you develop your talents as a songwriter, regardless of your experience in the industry. As part of the platinum membership service, these sessions are the perfect place to show off your current career, as well as receive advice on how to improve it.
Whether it’s explanations of what makes a killer hook in a song or a simple step-by-step guide on how to navigate through a publishing deal safely, our mentors have the knowledge and first-hand experience to pass on to you.
We’re also dedicated to getting you where you want to be. All we ask in return is that you’re motivated, enthusiastic, and confident enough to believe you can make it!
Since your music ability and goals will be different from the next songwriter, each session is personalised towards you. Our mentors all specialise in their own niche and this collaboration means that we can cover whatever issues that you might be facing in your career.
You’ll learn a variety of things from our one-to-one songwriting mentoring sessions, including:
All our mentors have carved out their own place in the music industry, won platinum record-selling awards, and have years of experience working with the big names in the industry.
Ian Dench – Songwriter
Ian was the primary songwriter and guitarist of the hit 90s band EMF and has worked with other massive names, including Beyonce and Shakira. His incredible ability to transform songs into hits makes him a valuable addition to the one-to-one mentorship program and you’ll learn how to develop your own music under his guidance.
Pam Sheyne – Songwriter
Best known for writing the hit song “Genie In A Bottle” for Christina Aguilera, Pam’s music career is an endless list of success. With sales of over 50 million records, credentials on film compositions and music scores, and a coveted Ivor Novello award to her name, Pam’s one of the most in-demand mentors on the membership program.
Charlie Dore – Songwriter
Although considered as one of the UK’s top songwriters, Charlie’s career stretches into many other parts of the industry. She’s an actress in TV, film and radio, as well as a composer for orchestral pieces of music. She’s a fantastic mentor and her students always come away with something to improve their music with.
Dominic King – Songwriter
Having written records for huge artists such as Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Madonna, Stardust and the Black Eyed Peas, Dominic is one of the best songwriting mentors available on the platinum membership. He’ll always make suggestions on how to improve your music, develop killer hooks that get noticed, and transform your music into a potential chart-topper.
Paul Statham – Songwriter
Paul is best known for his work with the artist Dido, on both her first single and breakthrough album “No Angel”. He’s also written two hits for Kylie Minogue and has collaborated with numerous other artists such as Gabriella Cilmi, The Saturdays, Matt Cardle and Rachel Stevens. He always offers fantastic insights into improving your music and is a serious benefit to the mentorship program.
Luc Floreani – Management
Luc is known as one of the most in-demand international songwriters and managers and has worked with artists including Amy Winehouse, Kasabian, Sam Smith, Blake and many others.
His mentoring sessions are a perfect mix of songwriting and managing advice and all our students find his teaching to be useful, accurate and effective.
Danny Roberts – A&R
Danny is the A&R mastermind at Decca Records and acts as a mentor for students looking to find out more about catching the eye of recording and publishing labels. He knows what the labels are looking for and how you can adjust your music to better suit. Danny’s advice has helped dozens of our students find a way to further their career.
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
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!
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
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
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.
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
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
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!
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
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.
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
The day went far too quickly
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.
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
rocket fuel for the soul
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
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.
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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…
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
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.
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
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
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
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!
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
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
Great organisation and inspiring evening
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
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
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.
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.