helping you write better songs
Hi, I'm Charlotte Yates and welcome to my online coaching business, Song Doctor. I can help you write better songs - seriously better songs - and show you some really useful systems to keep you going through writer's block, knock backs, how to face off the haters, how to sideline those who don't support your dreams and how to face up to your own lack of self belief. As a music company exec once said to me 'None of this is rocket science!' and that's absolutely true. But it does take some focus and time, passion and love.
And I know because I've done it. Sometimes really well, sometimes half-arsed. Sometimes, it's felt effortless and sometimes it's been like no one wants to know, and I mean no one! But I wouldn't have given it up for all the tea in China.
I've learned what can seriously up your game through my own trials and many errors, reading a myriad of songwriting books, blogs and magazines, writing articles, giving workshops, working with other professional songwriters, performing and recording for twenty-five years, and studying at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and USA's Berklee College of Music.
I've learned how to help you improve your writing and your songs. So, tell me what's wrong. I'm all ears!