Spirit of Songwriting Retreat with Deborah Rose

Writing songs is alchemy, and when you allow spirit to flow through, magic is made.

‘Spirit of Songwriting’ workshops explore creative writing and musical expression, with a focus on finding your voice, and fighting resistance or artistic blocks.

The workshops facilitate the art and craft of songwriting; free writing, song structure, lyric composition, matching melody to words and examining the works of a wide range of songwriters over the history of time. We learn how to express feelings into songs, collaborate with others and work to produce a song in any genre, with authenticity and truth. Using memories, humour, personal stories and experiences, fact or fiction, the process of songwriting can be a vital healing process, helping to deal with emotions, bereavement and spiritual development.

The course is available to all, beginners and more experienced songwriters, and also caters for those who haven’t written a song before. You don’t need to be a musician or a poet to write a song, just come with an open mind and a willingness to create, with the support of a small group. The aim of the workshop is to build a space of trust, equality and non judgement so that each person is given a voice and the opportunity to perform in an evening songwriting circle.

Deborah has more than 20 years experience as a singer-songwriter and recording artist, working with artists such as Jimmy Webb, Judy Collins, Snow Patrol’s Iain Archer, Mary Gauthier and Boo Hewerdine. She has an MA in Songwriting from Bath University, a PostGraduate Diploma in English Literature and a BA Hons in Journalism. Deborah has written songs in care homes, schools, prisons and with women and children in Uganda. She has received advanced Music Therapy training from Arts Uplift/ Mindsong, working with Alzheimers patients. She is currently undergoing a project working with adults in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.

Deborah has recorded 3 albums, and is due to release her fourth in 2021.

For more information, please visit www.deborahrose.co.uk
To book a place please contact Deborah directly on 07739319371 or deb@deborahrose.co.uk
A 50% deposit is required in advance to secure a place.
10 places available.

£75 early bird offer if you book before October 14th.
Full price £100 per person (lunch and refreshments included)


Feedback from past participants:

“This course has been life changing. Songwriting is something I’ll do for the rest of my life now, even if its just for myself”
James Fuller

“This is a priceless story to tell for the rest of my days. It has brought out my creativity and unlocked my potential. I have found inner happiness. Deborah has an amazing ability to get everyone to start believing in themselves”

“The holistic benefits of this course are priceless”
Darren Johnson, Governor, Featherstone

“True freedom is when you see things from the condition of your heart. This course has given me huge confidence.”

“This course has helped my song arrangements. I totally enjoyed it, just wish it was for longer.”

“My confidence has hit the roof. I can write songs. I have written a song!”

“The workshop was such a great blessing to all!”
Denise Rankin, Parish Minister & CEO Warring Women, Louisiana, USA

“I wrote my first poem in your workshop. It was no accident you came to Baton Rouge!”
Donald Goree, Minister, Louisiana, USA

I would go so far as to say I believe there was some divine intervention at work.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful few weeks. We were all mesmerised.”
Jenny Croke, teacher at St Mary’s School, Broadway