First Level Songwriting Retreat provides a comprehensive framework to kickstart your songwriting: physically by collaborating, quick fire exercises and one on one mentoring, socially by sharing your work, hearing what others are writing both informally and in session, and mentally by detailed sessions covering both songwriting technique and mindsets that help. It's a great place to start.
Accommodation for a maximum of nine participants, plus all meals are included in your fee. Catering is prepared on site from fresh seasonal homegrown ingredients. There is good coffee! Please let us know any special dietary requirements when you book.
'Helpful and meaningful info and progressions for the mechanics of writing a song. Picturesque venue - ideal for the event.' - Nycki Proctor
'Direct presentation. Comfortable, safe, energising, motivating. Felt like the 'right' amount of people. Meals and dietary considerations excellent - great variety and content.' - Tracey Haskell
First Level Songwriting Retreat is presented by Charlotte Yates. Charlotte is a professional independent New Zealand singer-songwriter with a growing catalogue of seven solo and fourteen collaborative albums. She runs Songwriting School, an online songwriting tuition subscription and Songdoctor, a songwriting coaching service. Charlotte also works with international clients as author/mentor via US/UK music educational websites, Soundfly, Musician on a Mission and Bandzoogle.