DHM Concerts

Gretchen Peters
2 Day Songwriting Workshop

First time in UK!

A unique opportunity to study with Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee  Gretchen Peters, one of America’s leading songwriters, in Edinburgh’s prime music venue in Scotland’s Capital City

The Queen’s Hall  Clerk St  Edinburgh EH8 9JG
28th and 29th July  2016
Bookings:  0131 620 2019


One of the oldest phrases in any language must be ‘tell me a story.’ Songwriting is storytelling, and telling your story in a compelling way is all about detail. It’s about what you say, and what you don’t say. It’s about the truth, not necessarily the facts. In this workshop, we’ll explore the process of songwriting—the art and the craft, and the delicate balance between the two. We’ll learn how to keep a sense of creative play and when (and how) to welcome the inner critic into the room. We’ll find ways to work through writer’s block.” We’ll learn that only through the specific do you achieve the universal—and that’s the holy grail in songwriting and all writing. We write to find out who we are, and in the process we find out we are not alone. — Gretchen

This two-day workshop with Gretchen will include:

  • Writing authentically: how to build the back story for your characters
  • Using detail and imagery
  • How to keep your sense of creative play alive and when to “invite the editor” into the writing room
  • Finding the melody
  • How to arrange a song
  • Song critiques & sharpening skills with Gretchen
  • One-on-One session with Gretchen
  • Group song circle


More information; David Heavenor  davidheavenor@hotmail.com  0792 904 3446