Workshop Details

NOVEMBER 1-4 2024

Accommodations & Meals

Accommodations are included for 3 nights at the Wildflower Country Inn for the first 11 registrations. Depending on how many are willing to share cabins, the last few registrants may have to stay offsite. All meals beginning with dinner on Friday through breakfast on Monday are included for attendees. Please let us know if you have any special requirements!


Attendees may arrive anytime after 1:00pm (3:00pm for the cottages) and we will begin the workshop promptly at 2:30pm on Friday, November 1st. After dinner, we’ll have a song circle for those who would like to participate.

We’ll have a combination of class time, one-on-one and small group work with Ian, along with free time and communal meals throughout the weekend. There will be a performance by participants on Sunday afternoon (your friends and family are welcome). There will be a special session on Production after the performances and dinner on Sunday and the program will officially end on Sunday night, with check-out the following morning by 10am.


The base cost for tuition and meals is $1000. On-site accommodations range from $200 for a shared room to $600 for a private cabin for three nights. A non-refundable deposit of $700 reserves your spot in the workshop. Select your lodging option when you submit your deposit. Any changes or cancellations will result in forfeiture of your deposit.

Final balances are due thirty days prior to the workshop date on October 1st, 2024. You can register here.

DescriptionTuitionLodgingTotal Available
Cottage - Private Room$1,000$6004
Cottage - Private Room, Shared Bath$1,000$5002
Cottage - Shared Room, Shared Bath$1,000$2502
Main House - Private Room$1,000$4006
Main House - Shared Room$1,000$2003
Workshop Only - Stay Off-site$1,000Attendee Responsibility-


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Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for beginner – advanced songwriters. We will have specific sessions for those interested in more of the fundamentals vs. more advanced work. There will be break-out groups to manage varying levels of skill as far as course content and everyone will have one-on-one time with Ian via a posted schedule.

Singing/playing instruments is not mandatory (nor is performing, though it is encouraged!). This is a very interactive, laid-back atmosphere where fundamentals are covered/reinforced while creativity flourishes. Read some our reviews to understand what attendees have to say about their experience with us.