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With over 50 music industry professionals, ranging from hit songwriters and record producers, to orchestral composers, music biz gurus and wellness experts, the most successful music faculty in the world knows how to help you with every aspect of your musical journey.

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Songwriters

Martin Sutton

FOUNDER & LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Martin Sutton is the founder of The Songwriting Academy and

Michael Garvin

Michael Garvin is a Grammy nominee and multi platinum writer

Pam Sheyne

Now based in Los Angeles, New Zealand born Pam Sheyne’s

Shelly Poole

Shelly Poole is a multi platinum selling British singer and

Chris Neil

Chris Neil is a multi platinum producer and songwriter. He

Rob Davis

In 2000 Rob wrote the record phenomenon of the year,

Rob Wells

Rob Wells is a multi-platinum, award-winning music producer and songwriter

Larry Dvoskin

Larry Dvoskin is a Grammy nominated musician, #1 best selling

Ricky Wilde

Ricky is a songwriter and record producer responsible for sales

Kevin Antunes

Kevin Antunes has charted with Justin Timberlake, been the musical

Ian Dench

Ian Dench was the guitarist and principal songwriter in the band EMF, who

Sharon Vaughn

Sharon is a multi platinum songwriter who started her career

Paul Statham

Paul Statham is a multi platinum selling songwriter and producer

Al Berry

Al is a seasoned world-touring musician, songwriter, bassist, vocalist and

Andrew Rollins

Andrew is an Emmy award winning composer, hit songwriter and

Vincent Corver

Official Steinway Artist and Award-Winning Pianist, Composer & Producer.  

Christopher Ward

Christopher has had a massive career as a songwriter, including

Maria Christensen

Maria is a multi platinum award winning songwriter and artist

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is best known for his work with Kylie

Kevin McCove

Kevin McCove is both a successful musician and passionate educator.

Stephen Allen Davis

Two time Grammy nominated songwriter Stephen Allen Davis’ musical career

Eliza Carthy MBE

Eliza is a multi award winning Folk revival artist, musician

Paddy Byrne

Paddy Byrne is a multi million selling British songwriter, musician

Pierdavide Carone

Pierdavide Carone is a multi-platinum selling Italian singer-songwriter signed to

Joe Killington

Joe is a multi-million selling singer and songwriter from Hackney,

Amie Miriello

Amie Miriello is a Nashville based singer-songwriter currently signed with

Cliff Masterson

Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Cliff has

Jake Shillingford

Jake is the founder of the 90s cult orchestral band

Alexs White

Alexs White is a German multi platinum award winning songwriter/producer

Jez Ashurst

Jez Ashurst is a multi-platinum songwriter/producer based in London, who

Jeff Franzel

Jeff Franzel is a multi talented songwriter jazz pianist with

Sie Medway-Smith

Sie is a highly acclaimed music producer/songwriter/engineer and educator who

Ally McErlaine

Ally Mcerlaine is best known as the notable lead guitarist

Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award-winning professional songwriter, musician and Board

Charlie Dore

Charlie Dore is one of the UK's most respected songwriters,

Charlie Grant

Multi-platinum songwriter Charlie Grant got his first break in music

Shridhar Solanki

Multi-million selling songwriter Shridhar began his entertainment career at the

Tesmond “Taz” Rowe

Jamaican born Taz had an early introduction to local artists

Morris Pleasure

Known affectionately as Mo Pleasure, this renowned multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and

Tim Goodacre

Tim is a No.1 songwriter, producer and artist living in

Julian Hinton

In a career spanning 20 years, Julian has worked with

Producers

Martin Sutton

FOUNDER & LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Martin Sutton is the founder of The Songwriting Academy and

Michael Garvin

Michael Garvin is a Grammy nominee and multi platinum writer

Shelly Poole

Shelly Poole is a multi platinum selling British singer and

Rob Wells

Rob Wells is a multi-platinum, award-winning music producer and songwriter

Ricky Wilde

Ricky is a songwriter and record producer responsible for sales

Kevin Antunes

Kevin Antunes has charted with Justin Timberlake, been the musical

Paul Statham

Paul Statham is a multi platinum selling songwriter and producer

Al Berry

Al is a seasoned world-touring musician, songwriter, bassist, vocalist and

Andrew Rollins

Andrew is an Emmy award winning composer, hit songwriter and

Vincent Corver

Official Steinway Artist and Award-Winning Pianist, Composer & Producer.  

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is best known for his work with Kylie

Stephen Allen Davis

Two time Grammy nominated songwriter Stephen Allen Davis’ musical career

Paddy Byrne

Paddy Byrne is a multi million selling British songwriter, musician

Cliff Masterson

Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Cliff has

Jake Shillingford

Jake is the founder of the 90s cult orchestral band

Alexs White

Alexs White is a German multi platinum award winning songwriter/producer

Jez Ashurst

Jez Ashurst is a multi-platinum songwriter/producer based in London, who

Sie Medway-Smith

Sie is a highly acclaimed music producer/songwriter/engineer and educator who

Ally McErlaine

Ally Mcerlaine is best known as the notable lead guitarist

Charlie Grant

Multi-platinum songwriter Charlie Grant got his first break in music

Morris Pleasure

Known affectionately as Mo Pleasure, this renowned multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and

Tim Goodacre

Tim is a No.1 songwriter, producer and artist living in

Julian Hinton

In a career spanning 20 years, Julian has worked with

Justin Broad

Justin is a London based Songwriter & Music Producer. His

Music Biz Gurus

Shelly Poole

Shelly Poole is a multi platinum selling British singer and

John Saunderson

Possibly the most prolific publisher in the UK and certainly

Larry Dvoskin

Larry Dvoskin is a Grammy nominated musician, #1 best selling

Danny Roberts

Danny Roberts is the head of A&R at Made Records,

Jonathan Li

Jonathan Li is an expert in Social Media and digital

Teresa LaBarbera

Teresa LaBarbera is one of the top music executives in

Kevin McCove

Kevin McCove is both a successful musician and passionate educator.

Andy Ross

Andy is an award-winning music supervisor and executive music producer

Dion Singer

The former Executive Vice President of Creative Marketing at Warner

Ari Berger

Ari is an experienced and widely respected artist manager and

J.R. Schumann

J.R. Schumann is the Senior Director of Programming for SiriusXM

Lee Dannay

Lee Dannay has over twenty five years experience in the

Rick Blaskey

Rick was International VP for Arista Records US and EMI

Jochen Schuster

Jochen Schuster has more than 20 years of experience in the

Andy Bibey

Andy began his musical career playing in bands across south

Bob James

Bob has over 20 years of high level experience in

Luc Floreani

Luc Floreani is an international singer songwriter and manager, born

Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award-winning professional songwriter, musician and Board

Dan Graham

Dan has over 15 years of international digital communications experience.

Wellness Consultants

Paddy Byrne

Paddy Byrne is a multi million selling British songwriter, musician

Jo Valentina Sinclair

Jo is an NLP Practitioner and Lifecoach with over 20

Bob James

Bob has over 20 years of high level experience in

Luc Floreani

Luc Floreani is an international singer songwriter and manager, born

Chris Johnson

Originally trained in Speech Level Singing (SLS), Chris has spent

Jacqueline Norton

Jacqueline Norton is a professional coach supporting creatives in the

TSA Team

Martin Sutton

FOUNDER & LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Martin Sutton is the founder of The Songwriting Academy and

Simon Coulson

CO-FOUNDER

Simon has been a performing musician for over 20 years,

Angela Skinner

STUDENT DIRECTOR

Angela is an in international songwriter based in Hertfordshire. She

Kristian Vader

STUDENT SUPPORT MANAGER

Kristian is a songwriter and founder of Songwriter News UK

Cat Aimi

ONLINE COURSE MANAGER

Cat is a former Platinum student of The Songwriting Academy

Anna Leppänen

BOOKINGS MANAGER

Anna has extensive experience working in the music industry and