Join us for a weekend of classes, mentor sessions and performance opportunities to connect with other songwriters and develop your skills – October 8th – 11th 2021. Our instructors will include Mary Gauthier, Laurie Lewis and Joe Craven and we will be at a beautiful new venue, Big Table Ranch near Coulterville.
As this event approaches will be seeking the best advice available about how to have a safe, creative and fun event during the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants is our first priority.
The Yosemite Songwriting Retreat celebrates the craft of songwriting and the art of performing original songs. Our mission is to support songwriters of all skill levels and genres, create an inspiring and supportive community and provide a safe space where individuals can express themselves through music.
Join us for a unique event at the beautiful Big Table Ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Two days of classes, mentor sessions and performance opportunities with Mary Gauthier, Laurie Lewis, Joe Craven, Gail Dreifus and Adam Burns and more.
- Kick off the weekend on Friday night with a concert where our instructors will perform, introduce themselves and describe their classes.
- Enjoy inspiring classes throughout the weekend, focusing on various different aspects of songwriting.
- Book a short, one-on-one mentor session with one of our instructors to help you with a specific song or part.
- Share your works in progress with other participants at a Song Salon and get feedback and encouragement.
- When you’ve got something you’re ready to share, perform at one of our open mic sessions.
Whether you’re writing your first song or seeking ideas for your next album, you’ll find community and inspiration at the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat. Come and take your songwriting to the next level.