Why am I sure my coaching can work for you?

Songwriters just like you are making huge leaps in their writing and artist paths through iDoCoach. Some have released independent albums and EPs, others are getting their music out there through social media (a huge part of my coaching), and more and more are learning to co-write, understanding the world of publishing, and effective demoing. 

Just last year client Holly Montgomery's indie album reached #1 on the One World charts. In the past year alone one of my clients, London-based Mick Evans, won the prestigious UK Songwriter's Contest (Lyric Division) as well as being a finalist in the American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Competition. Three other clients were semi-finalists in multiple categories. Another longtime client, Makayla Colenello* from Franklin, TN has been in LA co-writing and recording with James Fauntleroy (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna) and with my old friend Kevin Savigar (Rod Stewart). Nashville-based Savannah Ellis has had 6 songs covered, released an EP, and is now weighing publishing and recording offers. Nicole Wells from Portland won the 2013 Best Song prize in the West Coast Songwriters Contest. Australian Pop artist Susan Muranty was a finalist in the Australian Songwriting Competition and a semi -finalist in this year's International Songwriting Competition. D.C. client Lea Morris just won the 2017 Bernard Ebb Songwriting Contest.

From my home in Nashville, I'm also coaching 2015 ASA Winner Kayla Borg. Past client Kim Ford's song "Over For Good" was the #1 song on the Absolutely Gospel chart for 4 consecutive weeks starting Jan 19. Katie Hardyman from NS Wales won the Folk Division of the this year's UK Songwriting Contest, and long time client Jayne Sachs is a past winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, as well as just winning the Best Country Song at the UK Songwriting Contest, 2015 and best country song at the International Acoustic Music Awards, 2017. More and more success stories, around the world, every month!

Update April 2017. Jayne  Sachs has just signed with Eleven Eleven Music here in Nashville for 2 of her songs. Heres a link to one of them! June 2017, She also just won the grand prize in the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Song Contest.

Update Aug 2017. Congratulations to 3 of my longtime songwriting clients , Mick Evans ( 3 lyrics) Jerry Andrews and Katie Hardyman going on the the semi -finals of the U.K. Songwriting Contest!

Please check my FAQ page to see just some of the things you can expect to cover in my sessions.

I’ve spent my life working with fantastic, creative people. My songs have appeared on more then 16 million records to date with legendary artists like Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Chaka Kahn, Diana Ross, Wynonna, and many more. You can check out the full story here.

Along the way I’ve learned countless tools to improve creativity, overcome writer's block and burn out, stay inspired when the muse goes missing, social media presence, understand the music and publishing businesses, co-writing etiquette, deal with the pressures from inside and out, and even how to raise a family and keep my sanity in this business. It's more than just writing better songs, it's about becoming a complete songwriter.

Very excited to offer made to order workshops. Email me for info at mark@idocoach.com

Look around, check out the discography, read some of my blogs and see what clients and industry pros like 19 Entertainment, Sting's producer Kipper, Tony winner Brenda Russell, Hall Of Fame songwriter Kye Fleming and past Grammy, Ivor Novello, and Golden Globe winners have to say. When you're ready to get started just click Sign Up!. Still not sure and would like to ask me a question or two? Click here!


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It's more than just writing better songs, it's about becoming a complete songwriter.


Check out some of the things you can expect to cover in my sessions.


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I've spent my life working with fantastic, creative people. Check out the full story here!


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It’s rare to meet a songwriter with a proven track record of writing hit songs who also has the gift of being able to articulate to others the techniques behind the hits. Mark Cawley’s ability as a songwriter is purely inspirational and his selfless and almost zen-like approach to coaching others makes him one in a million. The workshop he did for us in London blew everyone away, especially me! A font of priceless knowledge and one of life’s good guys!
— Martin Sutton, The Songwriting Academy, London, England