Author Description

Andrea Stolpe
Andrea Stolpe

Andrea Stolpe teaches songwriting at Berklee Online and the University of Southern California. Her songs have been recorded by Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, and Jimmy Wayne. She is also the author of Popular Songwriting: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling.

Andrea Stolpe
Sometimes songwriting can feel like pushing a boulder uphill. But songwriting tools help us work through difficult songs or plateaus in our writing. These tools are like good collaborators, always ready to offer a new perspective. Songwriters in major...
Andrea Stolpe
How to Find a Great Collaborator There are a lot of reasons why finding collaborators is difficult.  Maybe we don’t feel ready, don’t know how or where to find them, or even don’t like to collaborate in the first place.  But...
Andrea Stolpe
I’ll be totally honest here.  Much of what we singer-songwriters write and perform is a duplication of what has already been written and performed.   Very few of us are devotedly trying to become truly unique.  Very few songwriters...