The IMPORTANCE of Songwriting
Our goal, plain and simple, is to write great songs. Songs with emotion and lyrics that are evocative and meaningful. Songs that will stand the test of time. Songs that might just become classics.
Since 1999, Bryan has hosted summer songwriting retreats at his amazing river's edge resort (www.reorafting.com). Mentors from the Berklee College of Music, hit songwriters from LA and Nashville, Grammy-winning songwriters and artists have all stayed at Bryan's resort and provided world-class knowledge and support for up-and- coming artists and songwriters. Think of it as a science lab for songwriting. We study and apply the songwriting techniques of the master songwriters like Lennon & McCartney, Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen. We feel that if you can write just 10 great songs, you will be heads and shoulders above 99.5% of the other 10 million artists looking for music industry stardom.
If you are an up-and-coming artist, artist manager or tremendous vocalist, we would love to hear from you. Email Bryan and send him samples of your vocal performances. Each summer, we select and sponsor one exceptional vocalist or up-and-coming artist for each of our retreats.
Reo Songwriters retreat
August 2021 (TBD)
This retreat is a wonderful and rare opportunity to study with -- and be mentored by -- Jason Blume, who is widely regarded as one of the top songwriting instructors in the world. Jason has taught for Berklee College of Music, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (founded by Sir Paul McCartney), and in over 13 countries. He has taught the BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops for 25 years, and six of his students have written #1 singles, while countless others have signed publishing and music licensing deals. Jason will be paired with Jeremy Bircher, who has achieved extraordinary success in licensing his songs for TV and film. Jeremy will share his exceptional experience and insight into the craft and business of writing songs for television, film, and advertising. Additionally, he will share exercises and techniques to access your deepest levels of creativity, go beyond your limitations, and free the songs that are waiting inside you.
During daily masterclass sessions, Jason Blume will teach specific lyric and melodic techniques that contribute to successful songs in multiple genres. You will begin songs that incorporate these tools and receive constructive feedback and guidance from your instructors to bring these songs to completion.
And for those new to Jeremy, he is an international hit songwriter, film director and serial creative entrepreneur. He has worked with some of the largest commercial brands in the world including Apple, Facebook, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, McDonalds, Nike, Adobe, Lyft, T-Mobile and Canon. Jeremy co-wrote Coca-Cola's global theme song “Taste the Feeling”.
Unplug with Jason Blume and Jeremy Bircher in an intimate, stunning wilderness setting, and give yourself the gift of taking your writing and creativity to where it was meant to be. But be forewarned: Your Songs Will Never Be the Same!
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