helping you write better songs
Hi, I'm Charlotte Yates. Welcome to my songwriting coaching service, Song Doctor. I can help you write better songs. I can show you how to build real focus for your songwriting, learn practical skills to improve how you write and what you write and how to deal with some of the things that hold you back from writing your best work. As a music company exec 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-arsed. 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 learned what can up your game through trial 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!
The Songwriters Retreat in picturesque Hanmer Springs gives you the chance to pursue your songwriting 24/7 in a fully catered, relaxed environment free from all your everyday distractions. This is a five-day in-house retreat with accommodation provided. Sign up to the mailer to get the latest updates for Songwriters Retreat Feb 2019.
Individual songwriting coaching sessions
via SKYPE or at my studio.