Transforming Musicians into Songwriters

The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart:
Online Songwriting Course

Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart

Learn a complete, deliberate & repeatable
songwriting process
you'll use for the rest of your life...

Because if you can play songs,
You can learn to write your own songs
With the musical skills you already know!

It seems like it should be easy to write songs, but it can be incredibly confusing and frustrating when you try to write songs….

If you: 

  • Want to write songs but don’t know how to start,
  • Tried writing songs but couldn’t finish anything you were happy with, or
  • Finished some songs but felt like you were faking it and couldn’t get consistent results…


If you want to 

  • Replace frustration with fun
  • Choose confidence instead of confusion, and
  • Stop trying to figure out it all out on your own…

The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart
is what you’ve been looking for!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Stop staring at a blank page, wondering what to write about,
  • Write solid lyrics and know how to find and fix your weak lyrics
  • Know when to use a bridge or a pre-chorus and how to write them
  • Write memorable and singable melodies
  • Write chord progressions that fit your songs
  • Actually finish the songs that you start using a consistent and repeatable process. 
  • Decide what you want to say in each song, the story you want to tell and how to tell it so people love hearing your songs.

You can learn it all in one place, without suffering from information overload or crying when all the pieces refuse to fit together!

Would you rather:

  • Fight with songs or write songs?
  • Feel frustrated with or find the fun in songwriting?
  • Feel like you’re faking it or write with confidence?
  • Pretend you know what you’re doing, or know what to do?
  • Hope to one day figure it out on your own or have guidance every step of the way?


The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart is an online songwriting course…

if you do the work, you’ll write a song during the course

and know how to write songs for the rest of your life!

How I learned songwriting...

Trevor Dimoff - Black Guitar-Landscape

Hi, I’m Trevor Dimoff, I’m a songwriter and songwriting teacher.

I learned how to write songs the hard way… so I know how you’re feeling. I figured it out on my own, but I’m going to make it easy for you….

I spent a long time trying to figure out how to write songs. I read a dozen songwriting books, countless blog posts and watched more YouTube videos than I can count. After devouring endless dry pages of information and dozens of hours of video… I still felt stuck, still trying to figure it out for myself.

It’s even more embarrassing to admit I have a Master’s Degree in Music Composition… I could write a 15 minute piece for a small orchestra but I couldn’t write a decent 3 minute pop song. 

I couldn’t connect songwriting “tips” with songwriting “practice”

There was a disconnect between all of the information and tips I read and being able to actually write decent lyrics and set them to music. Nothing really solved the “what do I do next” problem or connected all of the dots to help me finish a song that I felt was good enough to play for anyone else.

I was caught in an endless maze of dead end decisions… making random choices, hoping to finish the song before I threw it out!

After months of writing terrible songs, I started to figure out a songwriting process that worked. To keep improving I talked to every songwriter I could and then I noticed an alarming pattern…  

Almost every songwriter I spoke to was forced to figure out the songwriting process on their own!

As a professional music teacher (my daytime secret identity for the past 25+ years) this didn’t make any sense to me. Musicians learn best by studying their instrument under the guidance of a teacher. You can learn some things on your own, but you’re reinventing the wheel… why not learn from someone who has already mastered it?

Why was virtually every songwriter I met a self-taught songwriter? Most of them had taken music lessons, but not songwriting lessons!

That’s why there’s an old myth that you have to write dozens or hundreds of songs before you are really a songwriter… it can take that long to figure things out on your own!

Beginning songwriters waste months or years trying to master a complex craft on their own… imagine all of the terrible songs they wasted, songs that could have been shared with the world instead of hidden away… never to be heard!

Demystifying Songwriting:

My goal was to demystify songwriting, to create a clear, repeatable songwriting process that I could teach. I wanted to boil it down to the most important things you need to develop an idea into a complete song. I focused exclusively on the key elements instead of every possibility so I help you avoid the information overload that I suffered through when I was figuring it out myself.

The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart
is a complete songwriting process,
Guiding you from your first ideas to
finished songs you can perform!

Go from “I don’t know what to write about…” to “Check out my latest song!”

You’ll be creating ideas easily then turning them into finished lines and complete song sections. You’ll learn every step of the songwriting process. From how to:

  • Come up with songwriting titles, ideas, lyrics
  • Go from ideas and fragments to completed song sections
  • Create complete lyrics for chorus, verses, pre-chorus and bridge
  • Write chord progressions for each song section
  • Write a melody for any lyrics
  • Write accompaniment for each song section
  • Create a song structure from the beginning to the end of a song
  • Know when you’re finished 
  • Evaluate your new song and decide what to do with it
  • Post your songs on the internet
  • To creating your own customized version of the Ultimate Songwriting Method

“Your thoughts are constantly whirring everywhere, leading to half written songs. With the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart, I learned to organize my thoughts and produce actual full songs! 

I learned to hear songs in new ways that I wasn’t conscious of before.

I developed more as a songwriter than I did in music college! I highly recommend the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart… and if you want to get an EP together ASAP; this is the course for you!”

Bree D: Canada

How is the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart Different from Other Online Songwriting Resources?

This is an active course… you don’t passively watch videos. 

Throughout each module you complete quizzes and assignments to practice each new concept. By the end of the course, you’ll have written your first song using the Ultimate Songwriting Method. You learn skills to write songs that you can use for the rest of your life.

Intentional Songwriting

Most songwriters create intuitively, without being conscious of the decisions they make. You’ll learn how to consciously think about, plan and make songwriting decisions. You choose the story or topic you want to write about, instead of trying to figure out what your song is about halfway through the process.


You’ll learn how to come up with more ideas than you can use in a song. You choose the best ideas instead of using a couple of mediocre ideas. You’ll be able to smash through songwriting blocks and quickly drop into the writing flow whenever you want. 

Reference Tracks

You learn how to emulate successful songs you love. How to find great ideas in other songs and adapt them for your songs. You can figure out how to write in a style or genre of music by deconstructing songs in any style. You pick you own reference tracks, so you can explore any style and incorporate ideas into you own songs and develop your own unique songwriting voice.

Musical Examples

Concepts are explained using musical examples so you can hear how they function in a musical situation. The examples are songs I’ve written so you learn how and why I made songwriting decisions.

Live Demonstrations

I wrote a song for this course, so you can see and hear me work through every major step in the songwriting process live on video. I talk through each step so you can hear how I approach the songwriting process. You get to hear how a songwriter thinks while writing.

“The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart got me writing lyrics right away… highly recommended for anyone looking for a complete and concise approach to songwriting or experiencing writer’s block!”

Peter S: South Australia


The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart comes with a conditional 30 day refund.

The condition is you need to try the course. I’m not going to enable you to buy the course and do nothing with it!

This is a collection of my best songwriting techniques and practices. This songwriting system works if you put in the effort… it works for me and it’s worked for my students, but it only works when you put in the work. Learning any new skills requires time and effort, the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart is a shortcut so you can quickly learn the most important songwriting skills, focusing your efforts and saving you time as you learn what you need to know to write songs you’re proud of.

If you’re having difficulties or the course isn’t a good fit for you, email me with details of why it isn’t working for you and I’ll help you. We’ll work out a solution you’re happy with… help, a refund or credit towards individual songwriting lessons.

If you don’t try to do the work… you don’t get a refund. This is an active course, you need to do the work and put in the time to learn and remember songwriting concepts and skills. That’s how the real world works.

Don’t buy this course if you want a magic pill that will instantly make you a songwriter… life doesn’t work that way.

Don’t buy this course if you can’t put in an hour or more per week until you’re done… you’re not serious about learning songwriting. Don’t waste my time or yours, go watch YouTube songwriting tips so you can keep pretending you’ll become a songwriter “some day”….

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Questions You Might Still Have:

How does the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart work?

Once your payment is processed, you’ll receive an email with login instructions to epicsongwriting.com where you can access the course, including: video lessons, PDF downloads of Module summaries, handouts and worksheets that you can print.

Is there a payment plan?

No, access to the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart is a one time payment that gives you lifetime access to the course. 

If you can’t comfortably afford this course you need to put efforts into other areas of your life before investing in the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart. There are free articles and resources here on EpicSongWriting that you should start with before signing up for this songwriting course. Don’t buy this course if you’re fighting to financially survive… I’m serious!

How much time per week does it take?

Expect to put in an hour or two a week. How fast you progress through the course is up to you. You should spend about as much time working through the exercises and assignments as watching lessons. With reasonable effort you can cruise through each module in a week or two. If you really put in the time, you can complete most modules in less than a week each. Compare this to randomly watching YouTube videos for a few years to learn a fraction of this songwriting knowledge and these skills.

What if I fall behind in the course?

The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart is self-paced, you work through it at your own pace. You automatically get lifetime access to the course and any updates or improvements that are added in the future. If life gets in the way it will still be here when you’re ready to get back to it.

What if I don’t understand something in the course?

The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart is designed so that you can work on it independently. To be certain you succeed, you have access to reasonable email support if you need it.

What if I can’t play an instrument?

If you’re a lyricist and don’t play an instrument you could still join, but most of the material in modules 3, 4, 5 and 6 won’t make much sense to you. The same goes if you’re a vocalist but can’t play an instrument. It will give you insights into how a musician writes music and it will help you communicate with a musical co-writer, but you don’t receive instrumental training in the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart. Your choice…

What if I can only play three chords on the guitar?

If you can play songs, you can learn to write songs. You learn to borrow and adapt songwriting and playing ideas from songs you love. The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart helps you write songs that you can play.  If you only know a few chords you can still learn to write songs with them. Thousands of hits have only 3 or 4 chords.

What if I’m a terrible singer?

You can still take this course but it won’t help with your singing. You will feel limited by your lack of confidence in your voice. If you can sing songs you’ll love the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart. 

If you feel you’re a poor singer, it’s usually a combination of lack of training, lack of confidence and bad singing experiences. I’ve experienced all three I found the right vocal coach who helped me overcome it all and now I sing with confidence. I can recommend awesome online vocal training if you need it.

Why is this page so long?

If you’re like me, you want to know exactly what to expect before buying something. I want you to understand what’s involved so you make an informed decision. Honestly, if this page is overwhelming, you aren’t going to do the work for this course, so it also helps keep people out that aren’t suitable for the course.

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Ready For The Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart?

Remember, you:

  • Don’t have to figure out songwriting all by yourself.
  • Don’t have to watch endless hours of YouTube videos
  • Don’t have to read a dozen songwriting books
  • Don’t have to spend months writing 25+ terrible songs before you write something you don’t hate

Think of all the songs you won’t be able to write until you take the Ultimate Songwriting Jumpstart!

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