helping you write better songs
I offer individual songwriting coaching via SKYPE, ZOOM or by email to clients all over the world. Book in a session (one hour) at a time that suits your schedule. You can start or stop whenever you wish - no ongoing obligations. Read more.
Listen to RNZ Interview on Songwriting with Charlotte Yates 28 Jan 2020
Read 6 Creative Kicks in the Butt for Songwriters 6 Mar 2020
Hi, I'm Charlotte Yates. Welcome to my songwriting coaching service, Song Doctor. I can help you write better songs. I can help you improve how you write and what you write. I can show you how to deal with things that stop you writing your best work.
A music company executive once said to me 'None of this is rocket science!' That's absolutely true. But it does take time and effort, passion and love.
I know because I've done it - sometimes really well, sometimes half-baked. Sometimes it's felt effortless and others, 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 worked on my own songwriting by trial and error before eventually digging deeper reading a myriad of songwriting books, blogs and magazines, writing articles, giving workshops, working with 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 write better songs. Whether you're starting from scratch or a bit stuck, in full flight or in a rut - tell me how I can help you. I'm all ears!