"IT ALL STARTS WITH A SONG..."
August 2018 |Vancouver, Canada | $1695 (US Dollars)
2019 Dates TBA
Come join artist development and publishing legend Judy Stakee for a life-changing retreat this year. Over the course of 5 days, you'll work and collaborate with a group of exceptional songwriters and industry experts staying in the stunning surroundings of Bowen Island, BC, Canada.
This unique retreat will nurture and stretch your untapped potential to harness your songwriting skills to a new level. On this journey you'll be taken through Judy's renowned step-by-step methodology that addresses the mind, body, and soul to strengthen your lyrics, melody, and voice.
The programme includes specialist workshops,
co-writing with on the spot critiques, morning yoga, vocal coaching and guest seminars with multi-platinum songwriters that give you the necessary tools for developing your perspective and craft.
We have sound engineers to record session demos and videos of your performances throughout the retreat. On the evenings we'll sit round the fire, play songs and share stories. By the end of this process, you'll have a solid grounding to support you at every stage of your career.
Expect the unexpected: surprise guests, impromptu performances, and life-changing experiences.
Judy Stakee is leading the new age of music. An author, speaker, and advisor, Judy encourages artists and songwriters to define their perspective and share a powerful creative message.
Judy has an eye for talent. She is responsible for developing and signing many of today's most acclaimed artists, including Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Gavin DeGraw and Joy Williams.
With over 30 years of experience as an executive in the music industry and 20 years as Vice President of Creative at Warner Chappell, Judy advises creative minds around the world. She has developed an innovative methodology that is being adapted into the music curriculums of renowned music institutions in the US and beyond.
What You'll Learn
From start to finish, you will learn the tools used by platinum songwriters to create hit songs and engage in fun interactive workshops that challenge you to think outside the box and develop your craft to a new level. The retreat will be a fine balance of experience and education; Tap into your creative potential and develop a concrete strategy to position you, the songwriter, where you want to be.
- What is the secret to writing hit songs?
- How do I create the career in music that I want?
- How can I focus my time, space, and tools effectively to transform my creative process?
- What are the keys to personal motivation and results?
- How do I develop great co-writing relationships?
- How can I change my thought process to be more intentional?
- How do I establish my identity as a songwriter?
- How do I turn my songs into winning products?
- How do I enter the "inner circle"? (Clue: there isn't one!)
Info & Lodging
2019 Dates TBA
Location: The Xenia Retreat Centre
782 Smith Road
Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2
Lodging: Beautiful shared rooms and bathrooms.
(Single occupancy rooms available upon request.)
Fresh linen and clean bedding provided in each room at the beginning of the retreat.
The retreat is easy to get to, no matter where you're travelling from. Most of our writers are flying into Vancouver Airport and ride sharing from there. Bowen Island is a 20 minute ferry-ride from Vancouver Ferry Terminal.
"Xenia is a 38-acre Sanctuary in the heart of Bowen Island, one hour from downtown Vancouver and 90 minutes from our international airport. It is also surrounded by hundreds of acres of national forests and lakes. It is a place of beauty. It is a place to heal, to rest, to play and to discover one’s true nature and inherent gifts."
Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you need assistance.
Application & Pricing: 2019
Tickets include admission to the retreat, all workshops, 4 nights/5 days beautiful accommodation, and full catering. We have a team of specialist master chefs on site who will be preparing beautiful cuisine using locally sourced organic produce.
- Early Bird Tickets: $1695
- Standard Admission: $1895
With limited spaces available on each retreat, there is a selection process for applicants. I'm looking for motivated and talented individuals who are ready to take the next step on this journey with me. If successful, we'll be in touch with you ASAP to confirm the details.
I look forward to receiving your application,