Next workshop - Sept 6-8, 2019
Come sharpen your craft and make some life-long connections at The Boohatch.
Some words from previous attendees -
“The songwriters workshop you guys put on was significant for me in several ways… Getting to your place allowed me to focus on myself in a non-selfish way;The environment at your place made introspection easy. In a nutshell, it was a fantastic experience, put together by folks who care about your growth as a songwriter and human, and I made new friends that I am in contact with still today.” CW
“As shy and nervous as I am everyone made me feel very comfortable and confident…with each workshop (session) and word of encouragement I felt like I grew a little. It meant a lot to me to be able to play my songs for and with other people and get constructive feedback on my songwriting and not just my singing. I learned some new very unique ways to find inspiration as well, so I took a lot home with me.” KS
Our intention for this workshop is to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We facilitate a non-judgmental space to explore the craft of songwriting, while collaborating within a community of writers. Time spent with us at The Boohatch will encourage you to reach new heights (or depths) and expand further into your own creativity, and the art of a well-written song.
This workshop features several sessions on craft, mechanics, and lyrics. We will look at story, melody, and dive deep into what makes it all work. There is one-one sessions with Mike to work on a song of yours as well. There is co-write sessions with other participants to challenge your range, and because it’s been requested, this particular workshop will feature a mini-session with a trusted music biz executive to dive into some Q&A’s on the final day. Each person will also have an opportunity to record one song in the Boohatch.
Also along for the ride is Chrislyn Lawrence - artist, writer, and community organizer, who will help facilitate the work flow of the workshop and lead a few sessions. We will have a guest teacher (TBA) for a session on Saturday.
Each day is designed to instruct and also challenge and move you. Along with the work, there will be time for solitude as well as jam sessions, with the final night giving you a chance to perform at a house concert (if you choose!).
Come ready to learn, expand, and laugh. A lot.
The workshop begins on the morning of Friday the 6th, will include a Saturday evening house concert, and conclude with lunch on Sunday the 8th.
Tuition is $550/person. A $100, nonrefundable, deposit reserves your spot. We are limiting this to 8 people again.
There is ample lodging in Ada, including nice RV parks, and the amazing Turner Falls isn’t too far of a drive either for camping. (more info on lodging will be released once you sign up! We have a discount available at a local hotel.)
A welcome breakfast will be provided on Friday, with ample coffee and tea, and we will cook a family style dinner on Friday night. The other meals are up to you.
For more info on things or specific questions, please email Chrislyn - firstname.lastname@example.org