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Discovering New Paths Into Songs With JONATHA BROOKE

April 5-8, 2023 • Nashville, TN

Limited to 15 Students

This workshop has been filled.

Please Email Lydia if you’s like to be added to the cancellation list.

PASSWORDS, PROMPTS & PERMISSION. In this workshop Jonatha will work closely with all levels of writers to find new ways into your songs—through poems, rhythms, tunings and melodies—that will open up your channels of inspiration. She’ll breakdown the writing process of her own songs, and join in creative exercises with the class, following the magic of where they might lead. You will also have one-on-one time with Jonatha to talk about artistry or get feedback on a song you’re working on, as well as group song work in the afternoons with Jonatha and her special guests.


Over this three-day workshop, Jonatha will work with you to:

  • Identify words and phrases that resonate
  • Create melodies that support your lyrics
  • Use rhythms to uncover words
  • Learn approaches to collaboration
  • See where some of Jonatha’s favorite guitar tunings and cut capos will lead you


Because of the intimacy of the class size, you’ll not only have a chance to have personal guidance from Jonatha and her guests, but you’ll leave energized, inspired, and with a tribe of new friends that will be a lasting support system.

In addition to the intensive days of songwriting, you’ll enjoy a closing night group dinner and song circle, surprise guest songwriting friends of Jonatha’s who will join us and inspire you, and an opening night dinner on Wednesday evening April 5 at a Nashville home with Jonatha!

If you have any questions, please email Lydia Hutchinson

Workshop Information

LIMIT: 15 Students

COST: $1,395 per student. This includes three days of workshops (Thurs/Fri/Sat), a Wednesday April 5 dinner with Jonatha in a Nashville home to meet each other the night before classes start, one-on-one meeting with Jonatha, and a closing night dinner together on that Saturday. (Other meals can be found at restaurants in walking distance.)

TRAVEL: You’ll want to arrive in Nashville by late afternoon on Wednesday April 5 so you can join us around 6:30 p.m. for our opening night dinner. And you’ll be busy through the late evening of Saturday April 8, so plan on leaving on Sunday April 9 (or stay longer to enjoy more of Nashville!). Also, we often get asked if family members or friends who are traveling with workshop attendees can join us for dinners or evening events, but since group dynamics and spending time getting to know each other is a large part of this event, all of the activities are kept exclusively for the 15 registrants.

TEACHERS: In addition to Jonatha Brooke, there will be a special surprise guest or two…

LODGING: Scarritt Bennett has rooms available on the campus on a first-come, first-served basis. They are now being booked through an outside online service, and you can look into that here where the rooms are listed at the top of the ‘Music Row’ link: Urban Nashville Rentals. If you’d rather stay at a hotel, these are a few within walking distance to Scarritt Bennett Campus: Embassy Suites, Best Western Music Row, Hilton Home2 Suites, and Hampton Inn.

REFUND POLICY: YOUR DEPOSIT OF $395 IS NON-REFUNDABLE and will secure one of the 15 spots. You’ll be invoiced for the remaining $1000 on Feb. 1, 2022 that will be due no later than Feb. 15 to keep your spot and not lose your deposit. If you are fully paid and cancel by March 1, 2022 you’ll be refunded $1000. After March 1 there is no guaranteed refund unless we fill the spot (we will have a cancellation list). If the spot is filled by March 30, 2022 then you’ll still receive your $1000 refund. If you cancel after March 30, 2022 there are no refunds.

This workshop has been filled.

Please E-Mail Lydia if you’d like to be added to the cancellation list.

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