A unique opportunity to receive tuition from one of America and Nashville's leading songwriters in Edinburgh’s prime music venue in Scotland’s Capital City.
Through group sessions and one-to-one meetings with Gretchen during which you can have your song critiqued, receive career mentoring or cover a topic of your choice, you will go more in-depth into the song-writing process and look deep within for inspiration.
Please bring your instrument (if you play one - a keyboard will be available on-site), something to write with and sustenance to keep yourself fed and watered. A full schedule is available to download below with timings for the two intensive days.
Tue 4 & Wed 5 September
Please note the workshop is now SOLD OUT. Contact the Box Office if you would like to put your name on the waiting list.
Photo by Gina Binkley
Presented by The Queen's Hall
"A great song, like all art, holds a mirror up and reflects who we are. Songwriting, at its heart, is storytelling, and telling your story in a compelling way comes down to authenticity. It’s about what you say, and what you don’t say. It’s about the truth, not necessarily the facts. In this intensive two day workshop, we’ll explore the process of songwriting—the art and the craft, and the delicate balance between the two. We’ll learn how to keep a sense of creative play and when (and how) to welcome the inner critic into the room. We’ll find ways to work through “writer’s block.” We’ll learn that only through the specific do you achieve the universal— the holy grail in songwriting and all writing. We’ll learn to write from the inside out, beginning with the spark of an idea and following it all the way to its full realization."