SONGWRITING

Welcome to my passion: Songwriting

I never thought I could be on stage but somewhere deep in me I believed I could write a song. Songwriting was my first love - I used to buy CD's and immediately look to see who wrote the songs and study the form and structure of every song and lyric. But it wasn't until years later when I released my first album in 2007 that I started honing my skills and figuring out how to let go of form and structure when writing and letting the song write itself. And it was another 2 more years of teaching songwriting in schools before I really understood what songwriting was all about: telling a story that touches peoples hearts.

 

I love the art of songwriting and telling a story through music and really moving people with lyrics that are uniquely expressed, view points that are fresh and music that is fitting with what's being said.

 

I'm so excited to have a songwriting section on my website. A place where I can offer songwriting workshops, tips on how to write from the heart and say what you mean, a place where I can share songs I'm writing currently, connect with other songwriters and also offer my songwriting services - if you are not a songwriter - to express to someone special how you feel about them and immortalize that feeling forever in song. Learn more about the gift of song!

 

I've released 5 albums since 2007 and receive royalties from over 100 songs registered with the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). In 2015-2016 I wrote a song every Sunday in my series Songwriting Sundays and shared the songs on my YouTube-Channel. You can watch all the videos here!

 

Below is a list of songs that have either won, were finalist or semifinalist in songwriting competitions over the years since I began recording them!

  • Finalist in Unsigned Only Music Competition for Why in 2019

  • Finalist in Unsigned Only Music Competition for What Am I Worried About in 2017

  • Runner Up for Song Of The Year 2016 

  • Semi-Finalist for International Songwriting Contest 2015

  • Entered top 100 for Radioplay in Germany with 'Alone Together' April 2014

  • Finalist for USA Song Contest 2013

  • Finalist Great American Song Contest 2013

  • Honor award in Great American Song Contest 2012

  • Honorable Mention World Billboard Song Contest 2009

  • 2nd Place Finish for Unisong World Song Contest 2009

  • Finalist/Honor Award Winner Great American Song Contest 2009

  • Honorable mention in the Unisong International Song Contest 2006

  • 2 top 20 finishes in the Unisong International Song Contest 2006

  • 3 Honorable Mentions in the Billboard World Song Contest 2005

  • Honor Award in the Great American Song Contest 2005

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