About Andrea

Andrea Stolpe is a songwriter, clinician, author and teacher. Her songs have been recorded by Faith Hill, Jimmy Wayne, Julianne Hough, Daniel Lee Martin and others, appeared in film/TV and spotlighted on NBC.  Andrea teaches songwriting at the two premier music schools in the country, University of Southern California and Berklee College of Music Online.  Her online course “Commercial Songwriting Techniques” and book Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling move songwriters Screenshot+2015-04-16+09.16.47through techniques for writing more quickly and confidently.  Andrea has led songwriting mentorships all over the world for organizations such as Nashville Songwriters Association, Int., TAXI, Berklee College of Music, the Recording Academy of Norway, and the Swannanoa Gathering.  Her second book, Beginning Songwriting, provides craft and business tools for the beginning to intermediate writer, image002with special emphasis on basic music theory.  Andrea and her husband, recording
engineer Jan Stolpe, run a special program in Los Angeles called The Career Songwriter, working with a small group of writers over four months to write, record, and pitch three high-quality songs.


5 thoughts on “About Andrea”

  1. Hi Andrea,
    Great stuff here as usual. I was a student of yours in 2008 in the Berklee course. I’m sure your new book will be well received. I’m still making trips to Nashville, writing with pro writers there and writing with them online. I am always greatful for the solid start you gave me. Thanks again, and I hope your new book is a smashing success.

    Allen Kave


    1. Hi Allen,
      Thanks so much. That’s wonderful that you’re still making trips and writing online. Feel free to direct me to your SoundCloud site, or other, that I could take a listen sometime. Best to you –



  2. Hi Andrea,
    If you google, speed pitch allen Kave, the first one on the list is me. When it opens up there should a list of 22 songs that I pitch to folks in Nashville. If it doesn’t, choose “writers” at the top of the page and I will be in there. Most of these have had interest or still do. Most are country, but “The Flame” is R&B and the one titled “Instrumental”, has a Latin feel. Probably get the most interest on “An Old River Bank”, “Things I Wish I Did” and “Where Love Used To Live”.

    Please let me know what you think, but remember you had a big influence on me so it’s not all my fault! Just kidding:)

    Talk to you soon,


  3. Andrea,

    What happened to your new title “Beginning Songwriting”? Amazon notified me that they won’t be able to ship it, and Berklee doesn’t list it either. Has it been cancelled?

    – hp –


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