Songwriting coaches? Reminds me of what Ravel told Gershwin when Gershwin wanted to study with Ravel. Ravel turned him down. He said if you study with me you'll be composing poor Ravel rather than good Gershwin. Dig deep into your soul to find your special place. Then be true to yourself. Trust yourself. And blah, blah, blah... laugh

That being said... we all are influenced by what we hear and have heard. And we all use the same raw materials.

Good luck Douglas!

Best, John smile