nr. Nashville, Tennessee, US
November 5th-9th 2017| $1695

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 Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The Retreat

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.

About Judy

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. 

Creative Enhancement

  • 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?

Personal Growth

  • 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?

Business Direction

  • 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

Sunday 5th November - Thursday 9th November 2017

Legacy Lodge
2431 Upper Middle Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876

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. Remember to bring a towel for the pool!



The retreat is very easy to get to no matter where you're traveling from.  

Closest Airports:

  • Knoxville, TN (1 hour drive from the retreat) 
  • Nashville, TN (3.5 hours drive from the retreat) 

Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you need assistance.

Application & Pricing: November 2017

Tickets include admission to the retreat, all workshops, 4 nights/5 days luxury accommodation, and full catering. We have a specialist master chef 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,
Judy Stakee