Songwriting Essentials

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$420

regular

$465

Workshop

Songwriting Essentials

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$420

regular

$465

Develop a deeper awareness of the core components of songwriting with award-winning songwriter Lara Herscovitch.

Are you an aspiring songwriter with an interest in exploring the songwriting process more deeply? Are you looking for direction and support to help you stretch beyond your current comfort zone?

In this collaborative, creative workshop, songwriter and performer Lara Herscovitch encourages you to drop the formulas you’ve been taught and begin to embrace exploration and the authenticity of your voice. In a supportive environment, you enjoy protected time and space to work with confidence on your craft, write individually or together, and give and receive constructive feedback.

Each day focuses on a key element of songwriting, including analysis and discussion. We explore elements of songs, including structure, concept, meaning, lyrics, rhythm, tempo, chords, and melody. We also discuss topics such as building creative confidence and courage, the songwriting process, and developing healthy creative habits.

Return home with increased confidence in your creativity, an expanded sense of your songwriting potential, and a deeper awareness of the core components of songwriting. Designed for those with some instrumental, vocal and songwriting experience as well as beginner and intermediate songwriters.

Bring instrument(s) you want to write with.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Program Tuition

member

$420

regular

$465

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

5 nights commuter fee
$200.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25