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  1. Coach #56- Hit songwriter and Tony Award nominee specializes...full bio

    Genres:
    Adult Contemporary, Country, Musical Theater, Pop, Singer Songwriter, Urban, Film/TV/Media.
    Cost: View chart

    Philosophy: I admire any writer working on his or her craft at every level from beginner to pro because I love the craft of songwriting. I believe in re-writing when necessary to help a writer communicate effectively with their songs. I stay positive, but real and I usually look at songs from a marketing/commercial perspective unless you tell me not to.
    No new submissions

    Unavailable for new submissions:
    06/24/2017 - 07/02/2017



    Coach #56


    This coach is a hit Country songwriter, whose John Michael Montgomery hit earned ASCAP airplay award for over 2 million spins, as well as having earned a Tony Award nomination for her work on Broadway. She co-authored a book on songwriting for the urban market with hit "Bad Boy" songwriter, Jack Knight. This coach has a strong background in lyric writing and specializes in evaluating Country, AC, Pop, Urban, and Theater/Cabaret songs.

    Philosophy: I admire any writer working on his or her craft at every level from beginner to pro because I love the craft of songwriting. I believe in re-writing when necessary to help a writer communicate effectively with their songs. I stay positive, but real and I usually look at songs from a marketing/commercial perspective unless you tell me not to.

    Coach #56 - Turnaround Time


    normal I'm back for the summer 2017 (except vacation May 29th-June6th)! I always try to get your evaluations turned around as soon as I can. Weekdays tend to be quicker than weekends.

    Coach #56 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  2. Coach #814- Pro songwriter with major label recordings including...full bio

    Genres:
    Adult Contemporary, Country.
    Cost: View chart

    Philosophy: I enjoy working with all songwriters. I will point out the positive things a writer does, but I am also honest and to the point, so the writer can learn and grow. I enjoy hearing new songs and I give my best on every evaluation.

    Coach #814


    This coach is a professional songwriter whose songs have been recorded by several major label artists, including Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette, Restless Heart, Ricochet, Kenny Rogers, Lee Greenwood, Kevin Sharp and others This coach is also a producer and has a strong background in music and specializes in evaluating country and adult contemporary songs.

    Philosophy: I enjoy working with all songwriters. I will point out the positive things a writer does, but I am also honest and to the point, so the writer can learn and grow. I enjoy hearing new songs and I give my best on every evaluation.

    Coach #814 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I try my best to get evaluations done in less than 6 days. Many times it's in 3 to 4 days if not shorter.

    Coach #814 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  3. Coach #1104- Hit songwriter with number one and multi-award...full bio

    Genres:
    Country, Pop, Singer Songwriter.
    Cost: View chart

    Philosophy: I give honest, constructive and instructive song critiques, and I am also able to appreciate “outside of the box” material. I aim to give you sharp, encouraging direction to fine tune your song and get it ready for pitching, recording or whatever your goal may be.

    Coach #1104


    This coach is a number one, multi award-winning songwriter. This coach’s songs have been recorded by various major label artists in several genres including Country and Pop. In addition to success as a writer, this coach has also had a major label recording deal and specializes in evaluating Country, Pop and Independent Singer-Songwriters from the unique perspective of a writer as well as a recording artist.

    Philosophy: I give honest, constructive and instructive song critiques, and I am also able to appreciate “outside of the box” material. I aim to give you sharp, encouraging direction to fine tune your song and get it ready for pitching, recording or whatever your goal may be.

    Coach #1104 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I try to return them to you within 7 days, but occasionally it takes me 14 days.

    Coach #1104 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  4. Coach #1318- Emmy Award winning songwriter for Children's...full bio

    Genres:
    Adult Contemporary, Cabaret, Childrens, Country, Jazz, Musical Theater, R&B, Film/TV/Media.
    Cost: View chart

    Philosophy: My motto and key phrase is - the art of writing is re-writing. I give honest, clear and concise evaluations in a kind encouraging way. I really want YOU to learn and to become a great songwriter. My years of experience give me an objective point of view toward the craft and helping you write your song. I very much enjoy working with writers of all...more

    Coach #1318


    This coach is a professional songwriter and the winner of 4 EMMY Awards for PBS/BBC children's songs and film/documentary scores as well as two Gold Records for songs written for R&B legend, Millie Jackson. This coach also has significant experience in Jazz and Musical Theatre and is comfortable evaluating all commercial musical genres as well as lyric-only songs.

    Philosophy: My motto and key phrase is - the art of writing is re-writing. I give honest, clear and concise evaluations in a kind encouraging way. I really want YOU to learn and to become a great songwriter. My years of experience give me an objective point of view toward the craft and helping you write your song. I very much enjoy working with writers of all levels. And most important, my love for the process is what I share with you.

    Coach #1318 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I usually get to the songs within a few days of receiving them unless I'm in rehearsal or recording a project.

    Coach #1318 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  5. Coach #1683- Hit songwriter with #1 singles in Country and...full bio

    Genres:
    Country, Inspirational, Musical Theater, Pop, Singer Songwriter, Film/TV/Media.
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    Philosophy: I try to coach you as if you were a staff writer for my company.

    Coach #1683


    This coach is a multi-award winning songwriter with two #1 Country songs and other songs recorded in Country, R&B, Rock, Inspirational genres, feature films in addition to having scored Musical Theatre. This coach is also seen acting in television and film and is open to answering life/career coaching questions as part of your song coaching.

    Philosophy: I try to coach you as if you were a staff writer for my company.

    Coach #1683 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: Sorry if your evaluation is taking longer than usual. Hope to have them to you soon!!

    Coach #1683 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  6. Coach #2245- Award-winning songwriter and producer with major...full bio

    Genres:
    Country, Dance, HipHop, Pop, R&B, Rock, Singer Songwriter, Urban, Alternative, Film/TV/Media.
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    Philosophy: My coaching philosophy is one of empowerment and inspiration along with some real and straightforward honesty about what I believe is important in the way of crafting a great song - for personal satisfaction of course - but also for commercial success.

    Coach #2245


    This coach is a two-time Emmy Award winning songwriter and producer who has written hit songs in multiple genres for artists all over the world, as well as having several thousand film/TV placements. This coach is also a music producer and music publisher who is well versed in song pitching and placing, and business issues pertaining to the music industry. Specializes in evaluating Pop, R&B, Hot AC, Top 40, Dance, Alternative, Urban, Country, Singer-Songwriter, Film/TV.

    Philosophy: My coaching philosophy is one of empowerment and inspiration along with some real and straightforward honesty about what I believe is important in the way of crafting a great song - for personal satisfaction of course - but also for commercial success.

    Coach #2245 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 7 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Coach #2245 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  7. Coach #3002- Hit songwriter with Country, Pop and R&B acts....full bio

    Genres:
    Country, Pop, Rock, Singer Songwriter.
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    Philosophy: I try to be fair, helpful and specific in my coaching. I appreciate craft but also imagination and a willingness to be different. I look for a spark of something real.

    Coach #3002


    This coach has written songs recorded by major Pop, Country, R&B and Folk music acts, including a #1 Country single in addition to placing songs in films starring Tom Cruise and John Travolta. This coach has also been a successful music journalist/publicist and received a Grammy nomination as a liner notes writer. This coach is most comfortable evaluating country, pop, rock and independent singer-songwriters.

    Philosophy: I try to be fair, helpful and specific in my coaching. I appreciate craft but also imagination and a willingness to be different. I look for a spark of something real.

    Coach #3002 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I aim to review you song within 10 days. I'm sometimes on the road or in the studio, so please bear with me.

    Coach #3002 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  8. Coach #3762- Hit songwriter with recordings by major label...full bio

    Genres:
    Country, Pop, R&B, Rock, Singer Songwriter, World, Film/TV/Media.
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    Philosophy: I consider myself a real colleague and advocate for songwriters and will give whatever I feel is needed in each individual situation from "tough songwriter love" in a direct fashion, to being a cheerleader. I enjoy working with all levels of writers and have been known to throw in some stories from my own songwriting career when needed.

    Coach #3762


    This coach has had over 200 songs recorded across multiple genres by various artists around the world including, Celine Dion, Notorious B.I.G, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Gloria Estefan, Oak Ridge Boys, Journey, Ricky Martin, Luther Vandross, The Neville Brothers, Cher and Ray Charles. This coach also has significant credits in Film/TV, including "Top Gun," "Fame," "Coming to America," "First Wives Club" and "Beverly Hills 90210." This coach is comfortable in evaluating songs in virtually all genres, including Film/TV, Pop/Hot AC, R&B, Urban, Christian, Country, World Music, Singer/Songwriters and Rock.

    Philosophy: I consider myself a real colleague and advocate for songwriters and will give whatever I feel is needed in each individual situation from "tough songwriter love" in a direct fashion, to being a cheerleader. I enjoy working with all levels of writers and have been known to throw in some stories from my own songwriting career when needed.

    Coach #3762 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: Usually, I'm able to get to songs very quickly, often within the same day unless I'm traveling internationally, or have a particularly hectic week which can sometimes put me a bit behind on my turnaround. But I work hard at really being prompt about it as my usual method. And I'm pretty well known for my fast responses.

    Coach #3762 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  9. Coach #4146- Pro songwriter, artist, and top demo singer with...full bio

    Genres:
    Christian, Country, Singer Songwriter, Film/TV/Media.
    Cost: View chart

    Philosophy: I love helping songwriters learn the craft of writing a great song, but I also try to find ways to raise the emotional element. I will be sensitive to your connection to your creation, but honest in what I think the potential is with each song you submit.
    No new submissions

    Unavailable for new submissions:
    04/08/2017 - 08/31/2017



    Coach #4146


    This is a professional singer-songwriter who has had four independent solo albums released and performs all over the country. A former staff songwriter with numerous songs placed in film and TV shows as well as major label artists covering her songs. This coach has been in the studio and/or toured live playing keyboards, guitar, mandolin and singing background vocals with artists including Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack, Pam Tillis, Hank Williams Jr., Billy Dean, Linda Davis, Tanya Tucker, and Patty Loveless. She's also one of the most in-demand demo singers in Nashville. Comfortable evaluating songs for Singer-Songwriters, Film/TV/Media, Country, Vocal-pop/Hot AC, Christian, Adult Contemporary

    Philosophy: I love helping songwriters learn the craft of writing a great song, but I also try to find ways to raise the emotional element. I will be sensitive to your connection to your creation, but honest in what I think the potential is with each song you submit.

    Coach #4146 - Turnaround Time


    delayed I'll be touring with Christopher Cross's band and will be out-of-pocket more than usual in the first quarter of the new year. Because of this I don't feel like I can give the time to your songs that I would like in order to do my best. As soon as my schedule calms down, I'll be back. Have a great start of the new year everyone!

    Coach #4146 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  10. Coach #6732- Hit songwriter, veteran publisher, recording...full bio

    Genres:
    Americana, Blues, Christian, Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Singer Songwriter, World, Film/TV/Media.
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    Philosophy: I am here to help and encourage. Having been an active pro writer, publisher, and musician for over 30 years. I have become a lifelong fan of people brave enough to exercise their creativity. I listen carefully and shoot straight. I will help you identify your strengths as well as your weaknesses within each song. My goal is to help you make your song...more

    Coach #6732


    This coach is an industry pro award-winning, hit songwriter (Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Reba, and many more) whose songs have sold 26-million copies, publisher (placements on GCB's, Weeds, Days of Our Lives and more), producer, recording, studio and touring musician with a host of major and iconic artists.

    Philosophy: I am here to help and encourage. Having been an active pro writer, publisher, and musician for over 30 years. I have become a lifelong fan of people brave enough to exercise their creativity. I listen carefully and shoot straight. I will help you identify your strengths as well as your weaknesses within each song. My goal is to help you make your song even greater, if possible.

    Coach #6732 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: Hello songwriters! I usually get your reviews done within a week to 10 days. I'll let you know if that changes for touring or recording duties that come up from time to time....Welcome!

    Coach #6732 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


  11. Coach #9588- Hit songwriter with number one and multi-award...full bio

    Genres:
    Adult Contemporary, Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Singer Songwriter, Film/TV/Media.
    Cost: View chart

    Philosophy: Writing for yourself? Let's find the most effective ways to use language, melody, harmony and rhythm to amplify and express your emotional message. Writing "for the marketplace"?, then we also consider commercial trends, frameworks and techniques, as we craft and polish product for the industry. Whatever your end game is, I will be instructive, constructive,...more

    Coach #9588


    This coach is an award-winning hit writer including a #1 for Blake Shelton, with additional top charting singles for artists including Rodney Atkins, Lari White, Tracy Lawrence, Mark Wills and others. On keys, guitar and vocals, this coach has worked, toured, and recorded in Country, Rock, Pop, Folk, and big band Jazz as well as the distinction of having written #1 singles on the Country, Bluegrass, and Country-Christian charts.

    Philosophy: Writing for yourself? Let's find the most effective ways to use language, melody, harmony and rhythm to amplify and express your emotional message. Writing "for the marketplace"?, then we also consider commercial trends, frameworks and techniques, as we craft and polish product for the industry. Whatever your end game is, I will be instructive, constructive, honest, and critical but always supportive.

    Coach #9588 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: Almost always in less than 4 or 5 days.

    Coach #9588 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.


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The Coaching and Song Evaluation Service offers an additional way to receive feedback on your songs or lyrics from any of our award-winning coaching staff. Build a personal and ongoing rapport by choosing your coach for each song:

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Standard - Detailed written evaluation with letter grades in each category. Use the first time you submit any song to coach or whenever you want more detailed feedback..2315
Quickie - A quick impression from a coach with letter grades in each category and up to a 1200 character-limited summary.138
Rewrite – Submit a re-write of a song to the same coach within 60 days days for a second "quickie" look.138


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