Songwriting retreat in Tuscany

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be leading a week-long songwriting workshop, in conjunction with Performing Songwriter, in Tuscany this fall from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4. Lydia Hutchinson has organized several of these trips before and they are life-changing experiences. Registration has just opened, and this will be a very small group (limited to 12 participants) in an incredible setting.

From Performing Songwriter:

As a small group of 10-12 people, we will stay at the 15th Century Villa in Sesto Fiorentino, in the breathtaking countryside just six miles outside of Florence. The beautifully restored apartments are spacious, open and look out over gardens and olive groves.

Each morning there will be a breakfast of breads, eggs, jams and yogurts—all homemade and locally grown. Enjoying it together in the family’s dining room is the perfect way to begin the day.

We will have songwriting workshops outside in the villa gardens, taught by the extraordinary songwriter Gretchen Peters. She will lead inspiring morning classes to help you tell your story in a compelling way.

You will each enjoy a cooking lesson with Costanza or Serena, preparing meals from their grandmother’s recipes, and we will have dinners each night that are nothing short of events—pizza in the gardens cooked in the outdoor wood oven, a traditional Tuscan barbecue, and so much more…

Sounds amazing! To read more about the workshop, the villa, and all the music, food, culture and inspiration we’ll enjoy there, and to register for the retreat, visit the Performing Songwriter website.