Education, Collaboration, and Connection

Grow as a Songwriter

**Experience the Harmony of Nature and Creativity at the First Ever At-Home Songwriting Retreat in Cross Lake, MN!**

**Unleash Your Musical Energy - October 10-13, 2024**

Where Inspiration Meets Serenity: Boyd Lodges, Cross Lake, MN

$397.00 per person included the retreat, lodging and meals.

Are you ready to elevate your songwriting skills amidst the tranquil beauty of Boyd Lodges? We're inviting passionate songwriters to join us for the first ever At-Home Songwriting Retreat, an unforgettable journey of musical growth and connection.

Cozy Up in Comfort: 5 Bedroom Cabins Await

Picture this: waking up in a snug cabin, surrounded by creative minds, ready to explore the depths of your songwriting potential. That's what our retreat promises – a blend of comfort and creativity!

Learn, Connect, Network: The Songwriter's Dream

This isn't just a retreat; it's a launching pad for your songwriting. Dive into the craft with educational sessions led by Chad Shank, the mastermind behind At-Home Songwriting and a Berklee Online Lyric Instructor. You're not just attending workshops; you're forging connections that could shape your musical journey.

Bond Over Meals & Melodies

What's a retreat without easy, delicious meals and great company? Share stories, collaborate on tunes, and maybe even write the next big hit over a shared meal!

All This for Just $397 per person! Limited Spots Available

Forget those overpriced retreats. For just $397, you're getting an experience worth thousands. But hurry – spaces are filling up fast!

Why Wait? Secure Your Spot and Rate Now!

Don't miss out on this chance to enhance your craft, meet amazing people, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Sign up now and lock in your spot at this unbeatable rate.

The First Ever At-Home Songwriting Retreat in Cross Lake, MN: Where Music Finds Its True Nature

Join us for an experience where fun, learning, and relaxation harmonize in a picturesque setting. See you there!

Songwriting Retreat

Retreat Leader and Instructor:

Chad Shank

Songwriting Instructor

Chad Shank is an accomplished songwriter, music producer, and instructor with over 30 years of experience in the music industry. In addition to At-Home Songwriting, Chad teaches lyric writing with Berklee College of Music Online. His passion for music has led him to write thousands of songs and work with various artists and songwriters in different genres including pop, country, dance, and hip-hop. Chad has a Certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music and a diploma in Audio Engineering from The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH. With over 7 years of experience working in commercial radio and operating his own independent record label, Chad has gained extensive knowledge in the music industry. For over a decade, Chad has been sharing his expertise in songwriting by teaching online and in community education programs. He has also served as Education Director for the Minnesota Association of Songwriters, where he has developed and organized songwriting workshops, lectures, and seminars. In 2021, Chad started his own YouTube Channel, At-Home Songwriting, where he shares tips, insights, and tutorials on the craft of songwriting. He leads monthly workshops online with other songwriters, encouraging them to develop their skills and achieve their goals. Chad's songs have been licensed and featured in TV shows on networks such as HBO, MTV, WE, Fox Business, and Discovery. He has released over 300 of his songs online on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube, reaching a global audience. As a dedicated and passionate instructor, Chad is committed to helping aspiring songwriters unlock their creative potential and achieve their dreams in the music industry.

The Retreat Experience:

October 10 - 13, 2024

    1. Educational Sessions and Workshops

    2. Connecting and CoWriting Opportunities

    3. Networking with Other Songwriters

    4. Relaxing and Cozy Accommodations

About the retreat

  • $397.00
  • Educational Workshops and Sessions
  • Cowriting and Collaboration
  • Cozy Accommodations

Retreat Pricing

Included: Retreat Workshops, Private Bedroom Lodging in a 5 Bedroom Cabin, and meals during the retreat.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Contact us if you have other questions

  • Where will the retreat be held?

    The retreat will be held at the very scenic Boyd Lodges in Cross Lake, MN. This retreat is just over 2 hours from Minneapolis.

  • Where do attendees stay?

    Each cabin features 5 bedrooms, kitchen, and shared bathroom. The cabins are very cozy, comfortable and situated near other cabins.

  • Will food be provided?

    Yes! Meals will be provided on each day of the retreat. These meals will be simple, delicious, and filling. If you have special dietary needs, you will want to bring any food and ingredients you need to make yourself comfortable. Options provided may include Pizza, Taco Bar, Breakfast, etc. We may ask attendees to bring snacks to share. More info will be provided.

  • Will there be opportunities to perform my songs?

    Yes! In addition to educational sessions, collaboration, and networking, we will have opportunities for attendees to perform their songs live. Song circles, live jams, and more are all part of the retreat experience.

  • How much is the retreat?

    This retreat is only $397.00 per person, this includes your lodging and meals Oct 10 - 13, 2024

  • What is provided in the cabins?

    Bath Towels (11 sets for a 5 bedroom cabin, 10 sets for a 4 bedroom cabin, 7 sets for a 3 bedroom cabin), Bed Linens, 2 Kitchen towels, 2 Kitchen washcloths, 2 hot pads, Kitchen Cookware, Utensils, Flatware, Dishes, Glasses, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Microwave, Cable TV, DVD Player, Wireless Internet, Garbage Bags, Toilet Paper, Dishwasher detergent, A/C, Ceiling Fans &/or Box Fans, Wood burning Fireplace, Firewood, Gas Grill, and Each Cabin Comes with 1 Boat Slip. There is no Washer / Dryer in the Cabin. Boyd Lodge has a few of each of the following items at the resort (free to use as they’re available): Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle boats, Rowboats, Stand-up Paddle boards We also have Pontoons and Fishing Boats available to rent as well as Snow shoes and cross country skis

  • Where can I get information about the location?

    We encourage you to check out Boyd Lodges at

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Presented by Chad Shank

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