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May 17, 2013

Spring Songwriters Retreat May 17-19, 2013


May 17-19, 2013 

Idyllwild, CA

For All Songwriters, Artists, Musicians and Producers

Relax - Refresh - Learn - Network - Collaborate - Create

Get away, refresh, and get inspired!  This three-day retreat provides 3 days/2 nights in the beautiful and serene San Jacinto Mountains just 2 hours east of L.A. Enjoy group classes, yoga, hiking, and time to curl up in a cabin, write to your heart's content, bring old material back to life, and make new friends in the music community. 

Retreat features over 12 hours of intensive songwriting instruction and workshop time focused on taking your songwriting to the commercial level with essential topline techniques used by the top writers in the biz. Participants will have opportunities for brainstorming new material, getting feedback on existing material, writing solo and collaborating.

Registration includes: 2-nights accommodations (private room, queen bed), welcome reception, and all classes.  See schedule below.  (Meals not included but available at numerous restaurants in the town of Idyllwild. Refrigerators and coffee makers in all rooms.)

$395 Spring Special Price (regular price $495)

Additional people: $195 per person (for couples, band members or friends who want to attend and share a room and queen-sized bed)


EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to adjustment):

Friday, May 17

6-7pm Welcome Reception

7-9pm Writing Popular Music: Laying the Foundation for Great Storytelling in Your Songs

Saturday, May 18

9-10am Yoga

11am-1:30pm Mastering Topline: 12 Proven Techniques for Writing Hit Songs, Part I

3-4pm Free Flow: Brainstorming Metaphor, Imagery and Rhyme

4-6:30pm Mastering Topline: 12 Proven Techniques for Writing Hit Songs, Part II

8-10pm Free Flow: Storytelling & Jam Session

Sunday, May 19

9-11am Hike & Write

12pm-3pm Applying the Techniques and Song Critiques


Songwriting: Kasaan Steigen http://hitninjas.com/About_HNA.html

Yoga, Hike & Write: TBA


For more information or to register, email register@hitninjas.com

Additional discounts on studio time and musicians' PR services available for all retreat participants. Ask for more details.



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