WRITING A SONG THAT MATTERS
August 5-9, 2013. Garrison, New York
Please join me at the beautiful Garrison Institute for five days of:
- Morning Yoga
- Excellent Vegetarian Meals
- and Sweeping Views of the Hudson River.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to write a song that counts: for ourselves, for the people we love (or pets), and for the world. Our songs can be funny, catchy, heavy, or sappy! We’ll just be looking for ways to say what we really want to say.
We’ll explore everything from the bag of tricks we use in songwriting to discussions of why we need to write in the first place, how we can stay the course in writing, and how we can finish our songs, no matter how discouraging the voices in our heads might be.
Please fill in the application, including a note about why you’d like to attend, and we’ll let you know ASAP if you’re in. Space is limited to 35 people. If we are filled up by June 4, everyone will get early bird pricing! If there are still slots open after June 4, those registrants will sign up at regular pricing. All applications need to be in by June 24.
You don’t have to send a song, but I ask that you have completed one whole song at some point in your life. It’s important for me to know that you have experienced that spark of excitement about songwriting. A trunkful of half-written songs is fine, too.
On Thursday, Sloan Wainwright will run an afternoon voice workshop, as well, which will be an excellent way to loosen ourselves up and belt out our music!
Workshop, Meals, and Lodging: $1650
Lodging is simple, with single rooms and shared baths. There are no locks on the doors, but there are places to keep valuables. We do have cell reception.
You don’t have to bring your car if you can get to the MTA’s Metro North Railroad-Hudson Line. Metro North is the excellent commuter train out of New York City. You can take the train along the Hudson River to Garrison and be driven right to the Institute a mile away.
Registration will be from 10am to 1 pm on Monday . We’ll meet for lunch and get started at 1pm. Though room check out is 9am on Friday, we will end in the late morning.
Registration for this workshop is now CLOSED. Many thanks to all for your interest!
I’m looking forward to it. See you soon! Best, Dar