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Songwriting From the Heart

August 10, 2014 – August 15, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
David Wilcox, Beth Nielsen Chapman
SM14-3805-815David Wilcox, Beth Nielsen Chapman,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

The deeper side of songwriting is the practice of knowing your own heart. In this workshop—for music lovers and those at all levels of songwriting experience—you tap into your own channel of inspired originality and create songs straight from the heart.

Led by celebrated singer-songwriters David Wilcox and Beth Nielsen Chapman, you spend the week dancing between spontaneity and structure as you learn how to take that first inkling of an idea and shape it into a song you can be proud of.

Wilcox and Chapman make their living from songwriting, but they teach the craft not just as a way to make a living, but as a way to feel more alive. Through group exercises, solo writing time, examples from the teachers’ own storehouse of songs, and help with your own songs, you learn how to write and sing from the center of your voice, unlocking presence, power, and energy with the least effort.


4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

David Wilcox

David Wilcox is a celebrated American singer-songwriter who has been touching the hearts of audiences for more than 20 years. His musical medicine sessions have the power to uplift, amuse, reveal, and heal.

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman has taught worldwide in many venues, including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Berklee College of Music. She has written hits for a variety of artists, including Bette Midler and Elton John. The megahit single “This Kiss” sung by Faith Hill, ASCAP’S 1999 Song of the Year, garnered Chapman a Grammy Award nomination.