songfood presents: Songwriting INTENSIVE with Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier in Nashville, May 25th-28th!
We had such a wonderfully successful songwriting class in Costa Rica over
the New Years Holiday that we wanted to do it again, soon, this time in
Nashville. We searched around and found the right place; the Scarritt
Bennett Center is an ideal spot for this writers intensive. It's in the
heart of Nashville, has beautifully landscaped grounds, gothic
architecture, on site affordable food and accommodations, and is
uniquely positioned in walking distance from Music Row, Vanderbilt
University and locally owned restaurants and coffeehouses.
What we are offering is 4 days of deep creative work, community building,
and focus on the creative process via: songs. We call this an intensive
because the process is indeed intense. We plan on working with each of
you to help you improve your own writing. By presenting
our own songs in class and discussing how they came about and by
students presenting their songs or songs-in-progress in class, we will
work on the nuts and bolts of of songwriting as well as discussing the
spiritual concepts that fire the creativity behind the songs. We will
work together mostly as a class; and, we will work one on one to mentor
students in their work. Students will have a nightly song share to
learn from one another and to support one another. Our focus will be,
as always, on how to dig down deep into our selves and come up with our
universal experiences, then, how to tell these truths in our songs. We
will offer personal insights, hard earned lessons, our own experiences,
and we will have guest teachers/master songwriters for 2 mornings of
our intensive. (Note: this intensive will be held in
will be in no shape or form "Nashville" or Music Row or
We will create a community to share songs, exchange ideas, and get
feedback and support from each other because we believe a supportive
community is a vital part of developing our own unique writers voice.
And on the final night, Mary & Darrell will put on a show for the entire
(students & the public) at a songwriter's venue in town.
Stay tuned for more information and the opportunity to register, coming soon!