Make Good on Your Songwriting Resolutions

Make Good on Your Songwriting Resolutions

Year Five!

Believe it or not, 2018 will be our fifth year offering songwriting classes and retreats. My how time flies! We started this venture as a place where people could build songwriting skills, but along the way, we’ve also built a supportive community of friends on a musical journey together. We’ve seen new songs, new collaborations, and new CDs.

Do you see something bigger for yourself and your songwriting in 2018? Or do you know what you want to work on, but you’re afraid you won’t make time to focus on it without support? We’re here to help you hit all your goals with programs for any level of songwriter.

In 2018, we’ll be offering more classes than ever before – including one that focuses specifically on lyric writing. We’ll also be hosting four songwriter getaways – including our first international getaway to New Orleans! Plus for the first time, we’re creating an online songwriting community for people who can’t make it to classes, using monthly songwriting prompts that can be found in our 2018 wall calendar. See below for details & happy new year!

Only a few spaces left for January Classes!

Songwriting for Beginners

6-week class begins Thursday, January 11th. Space is limited.
Register now»

Intermediate Songwriting

We’re combining our Original Song Workshop & intermediate lessons. Only ONE spot left. Register Now »

Lyric Writing Workshop

Perfect for non-musicians or musicians who want to focus on the words. Register for class»

Private Lessons

Can’t make a class time? Working on a special project? We also offer private lessons. Learn more »

Holiday Gifts for Songwriters

2018 Songwriter’s Calendar

songwriter prompt calendarDid you order a Songwriting Calendar? Be sure to join the Facebook group listed inside. We’ll be doing a kickoff Facebook Live on January 2nd at 7pm EST to explain how it all works. Still want one? You can jump in at any point in the month.
Place your order.



2018 Songwriter Getaway Trips

New Orleans – March 14-18, 2018

Our first getaway of the year has just a few spots remaining. Songwriting, singalongs, & shenanigans in city with a rich, vibrant musical history. Together, we’ll explore their songs & your songs.

Castleton, ON – June 8-10, 2018

We’ve never had a summer getaway in Ontario, so we knew we needed a special location. You’re going to love it. Details.

St. John’s, NL – Aug 22-26, 2018

Last year’s trip to St. John’s was a total gamechanger for Toronto Songwriting School. Don’t miss it this year. Details.

Stuff to Watch, Read, & Listen to:

Watch: Jason Isbell’s video for If We Were Vampires.
Read: These tips work for songwriters, too: 17 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers.
Listen: How Paul Simon writes a song.

Upcoming Music Grant Deadlines:

January 25 – FACTOR – Juried Sound Recording
February 15 – Toronto Arts Council – Music Project Grant
March 28 – Ontario Arts Council – Music Production & Presentation Grant
April 24 – Ontario Arts Council – Music Creation Projects

Always verify requirements and deadlines with the granting organization.

Shameless Plugs:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
First night of our six week Beginner class. Register.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Original Song Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
Our new intermediate songwriting course. Register.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lyric Writing Workshop

Toronto Songwriting School
No instruments required!