I organise and facilitate the London Songwriters Workshop and Songwriting Retreat group. After eight years we now have around 2011 members.
Workshops are held on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon at least once a month in Central London and are an enjoyable, informative mix of collaboration, craft presentation/discussion, networking, songshare and feedback.
We have occasional music industry guest speakers and collectively we have played events such as The Bloomsbury Festival and concerts for the Crisis At Christmas homeless charity for whom we raised £1062 in 2015.
We also run highly affordable and productive Countryside Songwriting Retreats including the Summer Songwriting and Recording Camp at Box Hill.
What they say:
“It was amazing!”
“Murray puts a lot of effort into running a smooth event making people of all abilities feel at ease and confident to play their new songs.”
“What a brilliant few hours spent sharing and writing and playing, thanks so much to everyone for a great sunday….!!!!”
“Murray has the rare ability to make people feel both confident and comfortable at the same time…excellent stuff!”
I have also facilitated smaller group ‘SongCircle‘ workshops where we can analyse participants songs and share tips in more detail:
‘I’m picking up so much information and tips at our sessions, its been fantastic. Thank you so much!’
‘Murray has been working and inspiring us with his enthusiasm and knowledge for the last 5 sessions on songwriting, which as a group of songwriters has been of great value to us. He has encompassed our varying styles of writing with an encouraging and sensitive approach and given us informative hand out notes and homework after each session. We look forward to more sessions where we will continue to benefit from his teachings.’
I have also begun to facilitate countryside Songwriting Retreats. Here are some testimonials from the April 2015 event:
‘I have just been on a really fabulous retreat for songwriters with Murray Webster. If you want a laid back but focussed, friendly, supportive event to do some collaborative and/or solo songwriting and develop your skills, Murray’s are the best out there at an affordable price.’
‘The retreat was a great place to collaborate and meet like-minded people. It has since given me the momentum and new tools that I needed to get me songwriting more regularly and in a more structured way.’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat spending time in lovely surroundings with lovely people. Was impressed with the facilities provided for writing and performing our songs and the overall support of Murray for the whole time. Can’t wait ’til the next one!’
‘Attending this event is a no brainer for anyone who thinks they might be interested in songwriting. I have been writing songs for a long time and haven’t had so much fun for years.’
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