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Songwriting Workshops, Retreats & Coaching

Songwriting Workshops, Retreats & Coaching

If you’re looking for a place to add to your skill set, expand your music or songwriting career, or just find people who love what you love doing – then yes – a workshop or retreat would be for you!

And, if you’re a singer-songwriter, there are quite a few songwriting retreats with award-winning songwriters who live in or  frequent Texas. Plus Texas boasts one of the longest lists of CMA and grammy-winning songwriters in the country!

I’ve listed a couple of songwriting coaches I’d recommend.  Both have had #1 hits and can help you meet your songwriting goals in a positive, encouraging environment.

Prices below do not reflect lodging and travel.




Texas & New Mexico


Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Intl. - Houston Chapter Monthly Meetings

Songwriting Retreat: Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson & Gretchen Peters

Kevin Welch Song Workshops

Songwriting Retreat: Eliza Gilkyson & Darden Smith

Kerrville Songwriter School

Red River Songwriters' Summer Camp

Casa De Musica Songwriting Retreat

Casa De Musica Songwriting Retreat


Online Workshops & Coaching


Are you a singer-songwriter?


Susan Gibson

This Grammy award winning songwriter is right here in Texas.  Her #1 hit “Wide Open Spaces” was on at number one for a total of 4 weeks, with the Dixie Chicks album of the same name selling over 14 million units.

Susan’s got a positive spirit, is very encouraging, and will help you find the songwriting style and the songs that help define you. Her #1 focus is on writing great songs that reflect the truth – about you or the world.

Coaching Prices & Inquiries

Be sure to check out the Red River Songwriters’ Summer Camp she hosts with Drew Kennedy, Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider, Kelley Mickwee and Brandy Zdan.


Looking for the Nashville thing?


Brent Baxter

Brent Baxter runs a web site called that offers books, coaching and pitch to publisher opportunities. He has cuts by Alan Jackson, Joe Nichols, Randy Travis, Gord Bamford, Lady Antebellum and Lone Star among others.

Pricing & Inquiries

Write The Songs
You've Always Wanted

Write The Songs

You've Always Wanted



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