Spring Songwriting Getaway

Spring Songwriting Getaway

Songwriting Getaway – Spring 2017 – SOLD OUT!
April 28-30, 2017 :: Wasaga Beach, ON


Treat yourself to a songwriting vacation. Combine an intensive songwriting retreat with a relaxing weekend getaway in Wasaga Beach, ON, Canada!

The getaway weekend includes songwriting workshops and original song feedback, group sing-alongs, individual song feedback, communal meals, and plenty of free time for you to write songs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Located 90 minutes from Toronto and only 10 minutes from Georgian Bay, our songwriting getaway location is in a beautiful rural area close to the Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area. The rustic farmhouse is equipped with towels, linens, a wood stove, and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to find songwriting inspiration.

A typical menu for the weekend includes chicken curry, salmon filets, roast beef, roasted vegetable and brie paninis, cheese plates, crepes, and omelettes. Dietary restrictions are happily accommodated!

Whether you are new to songwriting or an experienced professional, you will return from this songwriting weekend energized by the break – with a handful of new original songs! We aim to give everyone who attends a great weekend experience, some new insights into songwriting, and the inspiration to keep writing songs after you leave. Includes one-on-one feedback from Murray Foster, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with two platinum and five gold records.


Single Room – $600/person* – Early Bird price $550
Shared Room/Separate Beds – $475/person* – Early Bird price $425
Non-songwriting Partner – $250*
DayPass – $225/person*
Saturday-Only DayPass – $150/person
Transporation is available from Wasaga Beach to the farmhouse so you can enjoy the festivities without worrying about driving back to the hotel yourself. 

Please see hotel options below if you require lodging.


All Meals Included – and delicious!

DayPass – Join us for songwriting lessons, meals, and socialization without spending the night. A great option for locals or those who wish to stay at an area hotel.

Saturday-Only DayPass – Join us at 10am for the first workshop on Saturday morning. Stay for lunch, dinner, and the evening singalong before heading home that night. Saturday lunch and dinner included.

Non-songwriters can join their partner’s single room for the weekend and participate in group meals and evening sing-alongs. It’s a beautiful area to relax in while your partner is doing songwriting workshops.

Songwriting Getaway Agenda

Friday – Make your way to the cottage where you will enjoy a delicious dinner cooked by us. That evening, join in on a campfire-style sing-along where you will get to know your fellow songwriters. Guests are welcome to arrive any time after 4pm. Dinner will be served at 7pm.

Saturday – Enjoy a fantastic breakfast to start the morning right! Throughout the day, take part in group songwriting lessons aimed at different levels of songwriting proficiency, or write and relax on your own. Book an appointment with Murray to get feedback on some of your songs. A buffet lunch and full dinner will be provided. That night, we will share our new songs at another sing-along.

Sunday – Another breakfast and an opportunity to share songs written throughout the weekend and to schedule one-on-one feedback from Murray. More time to write or relax. Departure is mid-afternoon.

Non-alcoholic beverages provided at all meals, but you are welcome to BYOB.
While we will provide all meals, if you would like to bring along a side dish or snack for the group, it will be gratefully accepted.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. We are happy to accommodate.

The numerous bedrooms at the cottage offer a wide variety of sleeping arrangements whether you’re interested in having your own room, sharing a room with someone else (separate beds), or a room with a shared bed (for partners or close friends). If you already have a roommate in mind for a room with separate beds, please include a note stating this when registering. We can also pair you in a room with another same-gender songwriter. There are queen beds and single beds available.

Nearby Accommodation

Rooms at the Songwriter Getaway went fast! While our beds are sold out, we do offer a DayPass option for those who live nearby or who wish to stay in nearby hotels. There are several hotels/motels in the Wasaga Beach area. We’ve included two options below as well as an option in Barrie. Transporation is available from Wasaga Beach to the farmhouse so you can enjoy the festivities without worrying about driving back to the hotel yourself.

Oasis by The Bay Resort
790 Mosley St.
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2H5

Saga Resort
88 Main St.
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2K9

BARRIE HOTELS (~30 Mins Away)
Four Points by Sheraton
60 Bryne Drive
Barrie, ON L4N 9Y4


Note: Once you select your room type on the registration form, you must click Attendee Information to complete your registration and provide dietary restrictions so we can plan accordingly.



Murray Foster retains his portion of the royalties for songs he contributes to including songs written in any class, getaway, workshop, or private lesson.