Songwriting Retreat Weekend coming up Sept 9-12 on Snake Island, Lake Simcoe, Ontario

Songwriting Retreat Weekend coming up Sept 9-12 on Snake Island, Lake Simcoe, Ontario

By Popular Demand: Email for all the details



September 9th to 12th 2021

Our second fun mashup of songwriting, fine food, yoga 

and a deck to dream on!

Hi folks, 

Last year I had the pleasure of working with Arvi Gosmo to create a weekend retreat setting that turned out to be a very rewarding experience for all our participants.

We’re going back this September to this unique and beautiful spot on Lake Simcoe, just an hour north of Toronto. By popular demand we are adding another night to the proceedings so we can have more time for songwriting and enjoying the natural setting overlooking the lake. 

The Weekend (Thursday supper till Sunday Afternoon) includes:

*An opening reception and song circle

*6 delicious and nutritious gourmet meals cooked from scratch on-site by Arvi, 

including a cooking class on the Saturday where you’ll create your own meal!

*A songwriting workshop, and an assignment that will get you started on the song you’ll write.

*Additional workshops on lyrics, melody and structure, and whatever you’re interested in. 

Let us know!

*Friday and Saturday night song circle and jamming 

*Lots of time and inviting spaces for you to work on your song.

*One-on-one time with James and Arvi to nurture along your song.

*Sunday afternoon session where you’ll share your new song, get positive feedback and a recording of it.

*3 night’s accommodation: 

couples welcomed too, and camping available if that’s your preference

*Free boat ride to the retreat

Participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid

Let us know your dietary concerns.  We know you’ll love the food. Coffee, tea, water and juice will be available throughout the day. Light snacks will also be offered in between meals. Bring your own refreshments.

The cost: 

575 dollars for the weekend. 625 dollars after August 15th

This is just 25 dollars more than last year and we’ve added an extra day.

NO EXPERIENCE or Instrument necessary. You’ll write a great song and others will help. Payment by e-transfer to