helping you write better songs
" You have been a great help to me. The process was a bit deeper than just changing a few words: standing back and trying to articulate what the song was about, its shades and colors and structure, etc., was enormously helpful "
Jim Gilkeson, USA
Welcome to my songwriting coaching service, Song Doctor. I'm Charlotte Yates and I can help you improve how you write and what you write, plus 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've learned how to help you write better songs by working with other professional songwriters, performing and recording multiple releases and studying at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and USA's Berklee College of Music.
Now I also offer support to songwriters through a weekly online songwriting school, an annual songwriting retreat plus 'in-person' events around the country.
Whether you're starting from scratch or a bit stuck, in full flight or in a rut with your songwriting, I look forward to hearing from you.