Discover and nurture the songwriter within you. A three full day step-by-step guide to thinking, living and breathing like a songwriter.
You don’t have to be a professional Builder to build shelves nor do you have to be a professional Songwriter to write some great songs.
On this workshop you’ll take time to really explore and develop your songwriting with a master of the art, Reg Meuross. There will be plenty of space and time to walk, think and write within a programme that delves into every aspect of songwriting. We’ll look at what it means to be a songwriter, how to live and breathe ‘like a songwriter’, with tips and ideas that could become part of the regular practice of honing your craft.
“Meuross doesn’t write lines of lyrics. He writes short stories then sets them to some of the most captivating melodies you’ll ever hear.” Pennyblack Music.
Reg and his team will offer you tips tools and guidance for your songwriting and will also share ideas and exercises with you to help sustain your songwriting practice long beyond the retreat and into your daily life. Each day begins with an exercise to get you into writing mode and there will be a mix of
- songwriting exercises
- skill development
- Q&A sessions
- small group sessions for individual feedback on songs
- relaxed evening song sharing sessions
- how to develop your own unique and authentic songwriting persona
Katie Whitehouse, Reg’s manager and promoter, will run sessions on how to find your own unique path to marketing yourself as a singer-songwriter in today’s music world.
You know that feeling when you suddenly get an idea? When that comes, it comes with a bit of magic, so treasure, nourish and nurture it until it becomes a song… You might end up with a notebook filled with thoughtful and inspiring – or less inspiring words but you might end up with one great song! This week is about getting into the world of the song and allowing yourself to go with it and let it move.
Who’s it For?
Anyone interested in songwriting. No previous skill required. This course is for absolute beginners upwards.
Reg Meuross’ reputation as a Master Storyteller has been well earned. From gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, Reg consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing.
Reg has given lectures and presentations on songwriting in Durham University; at festivals including Shrewsbury, Beverley, Trowbridge, Ely, Southwell, Weymouth, Towersey; and overseas at West Coast Songwriters in California, Kerrville Folk Festival Texas, and Uncle Calvins Coffee House Series in Texas.
Comments from past workshops
“There’s a subtleness to his approach that means what he says sinks in much better than were he to appear to be lecturing a class. Before you know it, you’ve got a notebook and head full of ideas for your songwriting that would have seemed fanciful that same morning.”
“I went home with renewed enthusiasm for the art/craft of songwriting, and with more direction and focus, I hope, to what I’m doing.”