Songwriters' Music Camp - SINGLE DAY

Improve your abilities in the art, technique & craft of song writing!

About this experience

Please note: A $100 + HST deposit is required when registering. The remaining $80 + HST will be collected during the event.


Songwriting Instructors: Dave Carroll, Jamie Robinson, George Brothers, Keith Mullins, Nathan Rogers Grande


Finale Concert: On Thursday evening, we present a Finale Concert featuring the great music and talent of our instructors and pupils. Tickets for this evening’s concert will be open to the public and available at the door the evening of the concert. Tickets are $10 at the door and everyone is welcome.


Free pass to Stanfest! Hats off to Stanfest organizers who provide each of our participants with a free pass to Stanfest if they are going on to the festival and don’t already have one.


Perform at Stanfest! Once again, this year we will be hosting the breakfast show from 9 to 11 am on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. This will allow more of our participants to have a chance to perform on the “Wish You Were in Sherbrooke Now” stage during the Stan Rogers Folk Festival.


Group sessions are scheduled for each morning with smaller classes throughout the day and are structured to meet a range of skills and levels of experience. Songwriters at all levels will have the opportunity to study the various styles of our instructors.


A range of workshops will be offered which focus on the expertise of our instructors. There will be nightly song writing circles held in the Courthouse.


What to Bring: The atmosphere at our school is casual. There is easy access to wooded walking trails, with river swimming on the property. The summer climate can vary from warm and sunny to chilly, cloudy and wet, so be prepared to layer with t-shirts, sweaters, shorts and pants. For all music workshops participants are required to bring their own instruments, paper, strings etc. A recording device would be most useful. Timetable, schedule and session information will be distributed when you arrive. Please bring your own musical instruments if you play.


Meals: Meals are included for Monday lunch to Thursday dinner. Breakfast is continental, we will supply food and you are on your own. Lunch & Dinner are served at the Sherbrooke Village Restaurant. We have great cooks here to prepare lunch and dinner, they’ve been feeding groups of school kids, teachers bus tours and visitors for years. If you have any allergies or special dietary needs be sure to bring what you need. The Village itself is a very special place which lends itself to some great musical and artistic expression.


How to Get Here: We are a 45-minute scenic drive south from Antigonish along highway #7 or 3 hours east of Halifax on highway #7. If you are coming from Stanfest we are 115 kl west, on Main Street in Sherbrooke just off the #7 highway. Find us on Google Maps.


Guidelines For Classes: When you register, please indicate on the registration form in the space provided your level, writing experience & ability. Songwriter’s classes are geared to those who have had at least 1-2 yrs experience (novice) to advanced songwriters. Courses are directed toward serious students who wish to explore song writing at the intermediate & advanced levels. Involvement in group opportunities is strongly suggested and will help you build on what you will learn at camp. Classes will be taught at a level which is appropriate to the participants involved and may include various levels.



  • NOVICE: You have 1-2 years’ experience and knowledge of the basics.

  • INTERMEDIATE: You are proficient.

  • ADVANCED: You are an experienced musician who learns quickly. You are able to learn the advanced aspects of various styles.


We cannot accommodate specific requests for instruction.