Tony is a gifted, professional songwriter having published songs with several Grammy, Billboard, Dove, and Stellar Award winning artists and writers. One of his greatest passions is to help develop aspiring songwriters. Tony offers onsite intensive instruction and practical application for songwriting in a classroom or weekend retreat style setting. He even offers extended ONLINE courses: Sessions include:
Introduction to Worship Songwriting | Finding Inspiration & Developing Habits | Crafting Stronger Lyrics & Melodies | Creating Concepts & Themes | Unlocking Songwriter's Block Editing & Effective Co-writing | And more...
"I am thankful that I’ve been privileged to know Tony and be a part of his songwriting sessions over the years. His heart for worship and desire to see the church connect to the heart of God is infectious. His melodies and lyrics come from years of experience in songwriting & leading worship as well as greatly qualify him for teaching and equipping the next generation of songwriters."
- Brandon Divine, Brandon Divine, Worship Pastor, Church on the Move, Tulsa OK
"Tony’s songwriting curriculum is absolutely outstanding. It is very practical, yet precise. I have been truly inspired and challenged by his teaching and songwriting methods. The curriculum is an excellent learning tool, and I highly recommend it to songwriters of any skill level."
- Michele Grigg, Vocal Arts Director at Free Chapel, Gainesville GA
"Tony is awesome! The clarity and depth with which he speaks on the topic of songwriting is truly impactful. Beyond his passion for music, he shares the heart of a pastor and places a high value on theology and church community. I'm grateful to have experienced his ministry."
- Justin Gray, Director of Every Nation Music, Nashville, TN
"Tony Sutherland is one of the most talented, passionate, creative, knowledgeable, anointed, versatile, and multi-faceted people I know. He is able to minister authoritatively and effectively on numerous topics. Aside from being an amazing worship leader, the insight and wisdom that he brings as a seasoned songwriter is every bit as valuable. After my team attended his songwriting workshop, we left so inspired and more fully equipped to write songs that will make a difference and have eternal impact."
- Teri Ho, Worship Director, Every Nation, New York City
Tony is a talented man but more importantly, he is an extremely humble one. His teachings on songwriting are not only practical, but they capture the heart of what it means to create. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just beginning, Tony’s tips will help you access your creative potential and have you writing more quickly and effectively. I could not recommend Tony’s teaching enough, and I truly believe anyone can benefit from his incite and wisdom."
- Wes Strunk, Worship Pastor, Highpoint Church, Atlanta GA