We are running our Spring Peak District Retreat week from the 1st to 7th April 2019. The price is fully inclusive of food, accommodation and comprehensive songwriting facilitation. The fresh air and stunning views come with the location just as the days grow longer!
RSVP link: Spring 2019 Retreat - for Full details and to Register your Interest (http://www.londonsongwriters.org/songwritingretreats/)
Whatever your songwriting experience, by attending the retreat you will:
• immerse yourself in your writing without the distractions of everyday life
• have a great time in lovely surroundings with like-minded people
• increase the quantity and the quality of songs you write at the retreat and afterwards
• increase your confidence as a songwriter
• increase your songwriter connections and co-writing network
• write at least one or two songs each day
• get encouragement and valuable feedback on your current repertoire
• learn and/or practise the essential songwriting 'tools' and 'rules' (and work out when you can break them)
• have a songwriting holiday experience for less than the cost of holiday B&B/food alone
From 2015 to 2018 a total of over 150 satisfied London Songwriters have attended one of our twelve successful retreats in the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside collaborating, writing, learning and using successful comprehensive songwriting tips, walking, going to country pubs and making new connections, which are still continuing to bear musical fruit. Each writer rated the experience 5 out of 5 and their testimonials are included below.
It will consist of co-writing and solo-writing briefs, songshares, songcraft presentations, walks, pubs, perhaps an open mic…all in all an enjoyable and productive songwriting holiday break!
The cost of the Spring Retreat is £479 for a full week plus an extra night for free if you want to stay until 10am Monday 8th April. However, there is currently a Christmas 10% discount of £429!
Early booking is advised for this price so please let us know via the following form if you are interested in this date and I can send further details:
Spring 2019 Retreat - Register your Interest (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZZout7YFM556tP6qFg96DakBOeRReTbfVGWKQHLneYqGbnA/viewform)
In the previous participants’ own words:
‘The retreat was one of the best weeks of my life!’
‘Loved every minute and learned a lot. Great to be able to share ideas and mix with some very talented people’
‘I had a fabulous time and I am delighted with my new friendships and song output. It was a marvellous week.’
‘Just back from a magical song-writing retreat in Derbyshire with London Songwriters led by Murray Webster’
‘I’ve come away with 5 songs – 3 of which I plan on releasing in the future, so THANK YOU! for making it happen’
‘The guidance in the morning was excellent – focused, just the right amount of info, really important learning’
'Perfect from start to finish’
'I have just been on a really fabulous retreat for song-writers with Murray Webster. If you want a laid back but focused, friendly, supportive event to do some collaborative and/or solo songwriting and develop your skills, Murray's are the best out there at an affordable price.'
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat spending time in lovely surroundings with lovely people. Was impressed with the facilities provided for writing and performing our songs and the overall support of Murray for the whole time. Can't wait 'til the next one!’
‘The songwriting instruction sessions I found particularly useful. ‘Very useful advice and exercises’
‘Fun walks, meals and songwriting, singing and collaborating.’‘Fab environment for bringing out creative ideas and making songs happen, that otherwise wouldn't.’
‘The exercises were interesting and challenging.’
‘Attending this event is a no brainer for anyone who thinks they might be interested in songwriting. I have been writing songs for a long time and haven't had so much fun for years.’
‘Thanks it was a great week!’‘The retreat was a great place to collaborate and meet like-minded people. It has since given me the momentum and new tools that I needed to get me songwriting more regularly and in a more structured way.’
‘The scenery was amazing and I was glad to fit in a few walks during my stay.’
All the participants said they would love to do it all over again and would recommend it to others.