May 21, 2012
SummerSongs West Songwriting Camp has truly been a life changing experience for me. There is also a SummerSongs East camp in New York for those on the East coast. I attended my first SummerSongs West camp in summer of 2005 and I have not missed one of the two annual camps (SummerSongs West & WinterSongs West) since then. That's 13 camps! And, I'm not alone. The teachers and students I have met at this camp have become like family...we call ourselves a "tribe" because there is an overwhelming feeling from everyone of having found a significant group of like-minded and like-hearted people. The founder, Penny Nichols is wonderful to have started such a safe and supportive place for songwriters to come and hone their craft. And it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an old pro, the playing field is leveled at camp and everyone shares their unique gifts and talents without fear of being critiqued. All feedback is positive and constructive and meant to help you grow, not shrink from criticism. There is something for everyone at the camps. Our nightly "Coffeehouse" performances are fun and some of the best songwriting I have ever heard! The staff of teachers are very talented, experienced, inspiring and supportive in their workshops. And they are always open to one-on-one help if you want it. I could go on and on, but I can tell you that if you have ever thought you would like to meet other songwriters and explore songwriting, singing and vocal techniques, music (guitar and piano), harmony singing, and more, then the folks at SummerSongs camps will warmly welcome you to the tribe.
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