La Finca Songwriting Retreat
September 2nd - 8th 2018
An International Songwriting Retreat
at the Andalusian coast.
After 7 years of sold out
summer-retreats in Denmark, we are proud to present an international songwriting retreat
in Southern Spain. We have fallen in love with this charming gem on the Andalusian
coast, just thirty minutes from Malaga.
The spacious white Hacienda
has a big lush garden filled with lemon trees, figs, mangos, palm trees and
Here you can write your new songs, collaborate, get invaluable inspiration and coaching every day from two very experienced and professional coaches.
PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK.
SUNDAY Meet and greet and sharing songs.
MONDAY - FRIDAY
Morning 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Every morning you wiill wake up to a delicious continental breakfast.
9:30 a.m. – about 11:00 a.m.
We start each day with lots of songwriting inspiration:
Unique and fun writing-exercises.
How to generate original lyrics, new ideas, themes and angles.
Efficient ways of working as an artist.
How to battle your inner critical voice in order to enjoy your songwriting journey and improve much faster.
You will learn about the different kinds of song structures to enable you to make your message as strong as possible. We will work with hooks, contrasts and surprises in a song - to keep the listener’s attention.
Focus is on creating authentic songs that will move your audience in the most powerful way.
After the exercises you will begin writing new songs.
12:30 p.m. A Fresh Homemade local Lunch.
After lunch you continue collaborating. Annette and Andy will offer coaching and advice along the way if you wish.
At the end of the day, you will get valuable concrete feedback on your new song. Furthermore you can draw from Annette’s and Andy’s long and wide experience with any questions you might have about how to bring your music out into the world; where and how to pitch your songs; publishing; touring; competitions; advice on the recording process; releasing; PR and much more.
DINNER at 7:00 p.m. Delicious homemade Andalusian food made by our local cook including wine.
THE EVENINGS are free to enjoy a swim in the pool, take a stroll on the beach and play songs for each other. You will certainly do a lot of laughing, be moved by the music and be greatly inspired by your teachers as well as all your fellow songwriters.
Remember also to take a break during the day, whenever you and your collaborator need some sun, sea and time off.
Take a dip in our private heated swimming pool (25 degrees), relax in
the garden or play a game of tennis on our own court.
ITS YOUR WEEK AND YOUR TIME.
The number of participants
will be maximum 16 songwriters in shared rooms. (2 persons per room) We also have a few single rooms
for an additional charge.
All levels of songwriter
experience and all kind of genres are welcome. Please contact us first so we
can guide you the best way possible.
The week will consist of
partial co-writing and partial solo-writing, depending on number of the group
kr. 5750,- (shared room max 2 persons pr. room)
kr. 6.950,- (single room)
When we have confirmed that you have reserved a place on the retreat we will require a deposit of € 150 (or DKK 1000,-) to hold the place for you.
The balance must be paid by 1st. April 2018 (Or the whole amount paid when booking after 1st April)
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Accomodation (from Sunday the 2nd September) You are welcome from 12 o’clock/noon.
We leave on the 8th September at 10:00 a.m.)
Songwriter coaching Morning
songwriter inspiration /coaching during the day, feedback on your new songs
Three lovey local meals a day with Andalusian wine at dinner.
(On the arrival day Sunday - dinner only).
Transportation from Malaga airport to our Hacienda and back.
N:B: You are responsible for your own flight to and from Malaga. There are frequent and direct flights from most European airports.
We´ll do all we can to make the week as wonderful an experience for you as possible. To be part of something magical and musical. Something you can take back home and continue with your good work and new songwriting skills.
All genres and levels of experience are welcome.
We´ll take you to the next level – and show you new songwriting avenues - no matter where you are right now.
Bring your curiosity, instrument, sunhat and pen & paper.
ABOUT THE COACHES:
Two -time Grammy nominee from Denmark – for her outstanding songs and voice.
Six appraised albums with lots of Radio-Airplay
Receiver of the “P4 AWARD “ (Biggest Danish national radio station)
Receiver of DJBFA AWARD (The Danish national songwriter Guild)
Nominated 13 times at the DANISH MUSIC AWARDS for her voice and songs.
Annette has lived and toured all over the United States, playing festivals songwriter venues & Radio stations. She has been signed by both EMI publishing and BUG Music in Nashville. Has written & Co-written songs for international artists like the American icon & Dobro player, Jerry Douglass (from Alison Krauss), To British Eddie Reader (from Fairground Attraction) and with Teitur ( his classic “Josephine”)
Annette Bjergfeldt is the authour of the Danish bestseller (Cookbook For Songwriters.) “Kogebog For Sangskrivere.”
Furthermore she just had the honor of serving as board-member on the National Artist Foundation, appointed by the Danish Minister Of Culture .
Annette Bjergfeldt is highly respected in Denmark for her knowledge of songwriting. She has been coaching artists at all levels and has been teaching at songwriting retreats very successfully with sold-out classes the last 18 years.
Andy Goggin is a singer and songwriter whose work has taken him across continents.
Recent projects include the recording of a new album of duets co-written with a collection of powerhouse female songwriters/vocalists. Two tracks from the project are to be featured in the American national television series, Synchronicity.
He has been invited to The House of Songs (Austin, TX) where he has collaborated with other prestigious songwriters. His entry, “Jesus and the Man in the Moon” is a prize winner in the international Song of the Year contest.
Andy Goggin has built a successful career around his musical talents. He has a full catalogue of original songs and a range of artists recording his work. He collaborates and co-writes with musicians from around the world, He encompases an incredible range of genres and stylistic approaches.
Andy Goggin as a coach is known to have a sharp eye for English lyric composition, song structure and a musical ear for hooks.