Swimming in the River of Your Song: Q&A with Sloan Wainwright

Sloan Wainwright, one of SummerSongs’ favorite long-time teachers and mentors, will be back July 30-August 6, 2016 to teach two classes: “Swimming in the River of Your Song” — a creativity workshop with lots of games and prompts to get your creative juices flowing; and “Singing with Heart, Body and Soul” …

Q&A with songwriting instructor Beth Fitchet Wood

Beth Fitchet Wood is a singer, guitarist, composer and producer who will be teaching songwriting at SummerSongs West from June 11-14! Her main influences are in the folk, pop, musical theatre, jazz and rock ‘n roll genres. She was in the Southern California band “Honk” that toured nationally with Loggins and Messina, Chicago …

Creative Tips from SummerSongs West’s Severin Browne

Severin Browne

  The wonderful Severin Browne is returning to teach at SummerSongs West this June! Here are some creative songwriting tips the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter shared a while back…maybe one of them will work for you! 1. Try the card shuffle.   “This was actually an exercise given to me by another great songwriting teacher, …

Ready for a songwriting retreat? Q&A with SummerSongs founder Penny Nichols

It was August of 2003 when I showed up at songwriting camp for the first time. A good friend had been talking about SummerSongs for months — the classes, the teachers, the community, the beautiful location  — and it sounded just up my alley after months of dealing with a divorce …

East Coast Dinner and a Show – A Taste of the SummerSongs Camp Experience!

East Coast Dinner and a Show – A Taste of the SummerSongs Camp Experience!

Discover the warmth, music and community of the “Easties!”

• Meet the campers – talented, encouraging, creative and fun – like you!

• Meet the teachers – amazing, accomplished touring and recording artists who want to share their knowledge.

• Enjoy a delicious dinner together.

• See the Teacher Concert, and hear them introduce their classes. This is a show that you simply cannot see anywhere else!

• Join a song circle, a jam, or a sing-along jam after the show!