Songwriting Coach Coley O’Toole believes we all have a song in our soul and though it may not seem easy to find, it is possible! Songs are experiences that should be shared. To believe in it is the first step in writing it. Coley and MMVS have partnered to offer a songwriting program that helps writers and performers at all levels develop their unique skills through techniques and practices tailored to the student’s goals.
Coley is an accomplished songwriter/multi instrumentalist and has been performing in bands for two decades. Most notably, he is a member of the multi-platinum selling rock group We The Kings. In 2014 he produced their first full length acoustic album “Stripped.” He is also a contributing writer and founding member of the americana rock outfit Smoke Signals whose songs have been featured in hit television shows such as ABC’s “Parenthood” and the Showtime original series “Weeds.” Whether at his home in CT, on tour, or working in NYC, LA or Nashville, Coley produces and writes with professional recording artists across the world.
“Coley was very open-minded and fun to work with. He understood everything that I was wanting to say, and helped me achieve my goals for my songs. He helped me to open up more while writing and try to write without overthinking it. He gave me great advice about writing, and I always go back to that advice when I get stumped on a certain line or if I don’t know where I want a section to be. He is very kind, and is a great person and songwriter! I'm very grateful I've been able to have his help writing songs!” -Kylie Collmar