Our Autumn Online Retreat from 7pm on Thursday 15th October 2020 to the evening of Sunday 18th October features comprehensive songwriting presentations, collaboration/solo exercises, playbacks and songshares with professional feedback.
From 2015 to 2020 London Songwriters has hosted sixteen highly enjoyable and effective Songwriting Retreats for over 200 happy writers from across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. These have been for around 12 attendees and each writer has rated the experience 5 out of 5, many return for multiple subsequent retreats.
Our April Spring Retreat ran for 7 days entirely online and attendees enjoyed it immensely, forging lasting friendships and collaborations:
“Thanks again for a great week of songwriting. I feel like I came away from it with a lot more theoretical knowledge and the ability to write a song in a shorter space of time.”
“Thanks again for facilitating another great week of songwriting…I had an enjoyable and productive week!”
To receive further details please fill out the form to Register your interest for our 2020 Autumn Online Retreat! Or please sign up for our mailing list if you are interested in future retreats.
Whatever your experience, the benefits of attending the songwriting retreats are that you will:
- immerse yourself in your writing without the distractions of everyday life
- have a great time 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
- receive recordings of songs written
- 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 magical songwriting experience
The songwriting retreats consist of songcraft presentations, co-writing and solo-writing briefs, songshares,, all that you might want from a songwriting holiday break.
The cost of the Autumn Retreat is £165 for the long weekend. However, there is currently an 10% early-bird discount at just £149. There are limited places left.
Register your interest and find out more here: Register your interest for our 2020 Autumn Online Retreat!
Here are some testimonials from the writers:
‘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 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’
‘Fab environment for bringing out creative ideas and making songs happen, that otherwise wouldn’t.’
‘The exercises were interesting and challenging.’
‘Thanks it was a great week!’
‘The songwriting 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 content pushed me out of my boundaries every time = Good!’
Murray Webster has taught London Songwriters Evening Courses & Workshops for the last eleven years, including sixteen highly successful week-long Countryside Songwriting Retreats. He has a Masters Degree in Songwriting, a PTLLS Teaching Qualification as a Community Music Leader and has mentored young people in music skills for NCS – The Challenge.
He has a wealth of experience as a multi-genre songwriter, having performed at some of the most prestigious music venues including The Astoria, The Hammersmith Palais, The Forum, The WAG Club, The Mint (LA) and Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville). Plus Radio and TV appearances on the Gilles Peterson and Gary Crowley shows and Channel 4 documentaries on The Soho Jazz Festival supporting Courtney Pine. He has recorded and filmed with producer Marius de Vries (Madonna, Bjork, John Legend, David Bowie etc.).
His self-produced tracks feature on CD-released albums commemorating the Shakespeare 400 centenary as well as World Cup and Christmas compilations, being part of a project series featured in The Guinness Book Of Records, as well as single and album releases on CBS Records. He also has self-released tracks on all digital platforms.