Just a few of the topics you can expect to cover in our sessions:

  • Permission to be a songwriter

  • Create a mission statement for you as a songwriter

  • Whats it going to take to make this your career?

  • Country, Pop and other genres

  • Creating a songwriters ritual

  • How to look for those "big ideas"

  • The organized songwriter

  • Concepts every writer should know

  • Four stages of creative writing

  • What do people look for in a great lyric?

  • The importance of color and detail

  • How to "paint a picture"

  • Sensory writing

  • Powerful melody writing

  • ABC's of song structure

  • The role of each part of your song

  • Can I write a hit?

  • Smart song deconstruction

  • Co-writing etiquette

  • Mastering the skill of listening

  • Making the right demo choices

  • My own toolbox tips

  • The music business

  • A guide to publishing

  • Self promotion and social media for songwriters

  • How to get and take that big meeting!

Who is a good candidate for coaching?

  • Singer/Songwriters - If you're trying to make it as an artist way beyond those open mic nights

  • Songwriters - Non-Performing

  • Pro Songwriters - Brush up on your skills and learn some new techniques

  • Producers - To be more creative during the writing process

  • Recreational Songwriters - If you just want to write better songs!

  • Artists and Bands - Get on the same page, including song splits

Mark Teaching a workshop at Sweetwater for gearfest 2016  Top Photo: Mark speaking at the Songwriting ACADEMY International CONFERENCE  in London , Nov 2018

Mark Teaching a workshop at Sweetwater for gearfest 2016

Top Photo: Mark speaking at the Songwriting ACADEMY International CONFERENCE in London , Nov 2018