Last year, I nearly had a retreat set up when the venue ended up falling through. I’d like to do a few small 3 or 4 day workshops around the country (or any country, really), and I turn to you in search a place to hold them! Criteria:
- A space that is largely available for 3-4 days, Thursday through Sunday. Can be a church, synagogue, school, community center, campsite, whatever. Needs several rooms for private practice, lessons, group activities.
- A space that is not prohibitively expensive to use. I’m going to do these initial retreats on a “by suggested donation” basis, to include as many people as possible. I would love a venue that would do the same for us. If I made any money, I would of course, offer a percentage.
- Preferably near a major metro area with the massive caveat that if it’s unbelievably beautiful (Sedona, Arizona and Finger Lakes NY…I’m looking at you), it’s worth the drive!
- Has some kind of accommodation nearby. Nothing fancy, but indoor plumbing and safety are non-negotiable.
As far as the workshop curriculum, it will be me and another instructor (probably) and will involve morning gentle yoga, private and group lessons, ensemble work, some music history, a workshop session addressing some fundamental aspect of playing, and then an hour each day of “elective” instruction: specific to each student. So it could be music theory, ear training, symphonic playing…whatever you feel is missing from your overall knowledge base. Ideally, there would be a massage therapist on call, so you return home relaxed, edified, and groovy.
Let me know: contact (at) emilywright (dot) net. ♥
pictured above: a dreamy retreat space in Thailand.