Enjoy an escape to the mountains and a chance to reignite your songwriting fire with this creative writing intensive.  Classes will focus on the top techniques for effective storytelling used in popular music today. Retreat will provide plenty  of time for writing, brainstorming ideas, and collaborating. Great for writers of all styles and beginning to advanced songwriters.

SCHEDULE (subject to adjustment):

Friday, January 29

6-9pm  Welcome Reception & Writing Share

Saturday, January 30

8am-10am  Morning Warmup

11am-2pm  Story Techniques in Popular Music 

2-3pm Break

3-6pm  Metaphor, Imagery, Lists & Modern Rhyme

6-8pm Dinner Break

8-10pm  Jam Session & Storytelling in the Round

Sunday, January 31

8am-11am  Hike & Write

1-5pm  Building Great Songs from Lyrics

  • 12 hours of songwriting classes
  • 3 days/2 nights lodging, private room
  • Serene mountain setting 2 hours east of LA
  • Guided writing sessions
  • Group collaboration
  • Networking with peers
  • Meditation & Hiking

$375  Regular Price (incl. all classes and lodging;

         meals and transportation not included)

$325  Early Bird Special (register by Jan 8)

$150  Additional person (shared room)

$125  Idyllwild "Locals Only" Special

         (lodging not incl.; local zip code  


TO REGISTER, EMAIL enquiry@hitninjas.com

Registration Pricing:

January 29-31, Idyllwild, CA