Songwriting From the Heart
September 2017
David Wilcox

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Songwriting From the Heart

September 10, 2017 – September 15, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
David Wilcox, Beth Nielsen Chapman
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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.

Though Wilcox and Chapman make their living from songwriting, 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’ 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.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
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
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–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 (Dinner is included on arrival 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.

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, a Nashville Songwriting Hall of Fame inductee, has taught at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Berklee College of Music, and other venues worldwide. She has written hits for Bette Midler, Elton John, and others. The megahit single “This Kiss,” sung by Faith Hill, garnered Chapman a Grammy Award nomination.