The Best-Selling Book Comes Alive
with Wayne Chase

July 9-14, 2017 

with Wayne Chase, Author of "How Music Really Works"
Each Participant gets a library worth $400 (see below for details)

NOTE: Book Early to avoid disappointment. Space is limited!

Canadian Songwriters: Apply for Factor Funding to Attend

How Music REALLY Works!
How Music REALLY Works!
Join author and songwriting mentor Wayne Chase for an eye-opening 6-day/5-night retrea focusing on learning the specific skills/techniques of the great master songwriters. Advance sale just $870 US/$1145 CDN all-inclusive!
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Retreat Schedule, Content, inclusions & Booking Info

Sunday July 9, 2017

Optional whitewater rafting trip: arrive 1 pm (add-on: $60 US)
Check-in: 5:00-7:00 pm
Social hour: 6:30 pm (wine, beer & appies)
Dinner: 7:00 pm

Mon July 10 - Thur July 13, 2017

Breakfast: 8:30 am
AM Sessions: 9:45-1:15 pm
Lunch: 1:15 pm
PM Sessions: 2:30-6 pm
Social Hour: 6:30 pm (Wine, beer & appies)
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Songwriters Circle: 9:00 pm (at the campfire)

Friday July 14, 2017

Breakfast: 8:30 am
Farewells & Photos: 9:30 am
Optional 1-on-1 (1 hour): 10 am - 1:30 pm

Course Content

  • 13 properties of music that have specific effects on your emotions
  • 4 kinds of chord progressions that simplify harmony, regardless of genre or instrument
  • 10 techniques for creating emotionally powerful tunes
  • 25 techniques for creating musical unity and variety
  • And a lot more.
  • 3 ways all people respond emotionally to words, phrases, and lyrics
  • 7 essential tools for creating powerful lyrics
  • 5 ways songwriters can apply evolutionary brain adaptations to create outstanding lyrics
  • 14 techniques for creating lyrical unity and variety
  • And a lot more.
YOUR FREE LIBRARY ($400 retail):
  • 2 print books by Wayne Chase: - How Music REALLY Works, 2nd Ed. - Your choice of another print book from a selection of Roedy Black titles
  • 2 e-books of your choice
  • 5 Roedy Black laminated music reference wall charts + 2 laminated music stand charts
  • 5 high resolution PDF editions of the charts
  • 5 smartphone/tablet PDF editions of the charts


  1. Twelve master classes with Wayne
  2. FREE Library listed above
  3. Choice of camping in own tent/RV or lodging in river's edge glamping tents
  4. Nightly songwriter circle, campfire & stargazing/hot tub
  5. Delicious meals (14 in total) & beverages; daily dessert
  6. Daily social hour (wine and appies) 

Add 10% Govt tax/fees to all packages/upgrades/add-ons

All-Inclusive Retreat Packages: One low price includes everything........

All-Inclusive of tuition/workshops, evening sessions, 5-nights camping or glamping, 14 meals, beverages, snacks, daily social hour with wine & appetizers & all amenities of REO's retreat

Deep Discount Prices: Available until April 30, 2017

EARLY-BIRD All-Inclusive (6 days/5 nights)  $US $CDN
BASE RATE: no lodging (camping in own tent/RV or offsite) $870 $1145
4-SHARING glamping tent w/ linen (1 Queen, 3 twin beds) $975 $1280
2-SHARING glamping tent with linen (2 Twins or 1 Queen) $1080 $1415
Note: singles can sign up for the 4-share and will be placed in same-gender glamping tents

Single Supplement Upgrades (limited availability)

Single Supplement Glamping: Rate Per Person (5 nights)  $US $CDN
SINGLE QUEEN (1 Queen bed); please see add-on button when booking $1290 $1685
SINGLE LUXE KING tent (1 Luxe King bed); use add-on button $1490 $1950

Note: only two single supplement units available for each type of unit above. Please add 10% government tax/fees to above rates. $US prices based on March 2017 exchange rates.

Retreat Contact: Bryan Fogelman 604-307-3122 or email Bryan 
River's Edge Glamping Upgrades (single, double or shared)

Upgrade to 4-sharing glamping tent: Add $100 US/$135 CDN pp to base rate for 5 nights (works out to just $20/night US  pp).  Our 4-share glamping tent offers 4 twin beds or 1 gueen bed and 3 twin beds. You can share with friends or or join a "mens" or a "ladies" glamping unit and we do our best to match up room-mates. We've done a pretty job and many songwriters have met life-long friends & co-writers.

Upgrade to 2-share cabin tent: Add $200 US / $270 C pp to base rate for 5 nights (just $40/night US).  Each 2-share glamping tent offers 2 twin beds or 1 gueen bed and 1 twin bed. Couples/friends who wish to share one bed can request a queen glamping unit.  You can also join a 2-share "mens" or "ladies" and we will match you up. Sorry we do not mix genders unless you both request.

Upgrade to Luxe King bed & Single Supplement (queen or twin)
See rates above; king luxe unit is shown to the right

 Apply for Factor Funding

Add-ons & Shuttle Transportation from Vancouver

  $US $CDN
Whitewater Rafting Day Trip, Sun July 9 (1:15 pm arrival); Reg $120 US  $62 $80
Shuttle Vancouver to REO (depart YVR @ 10 am, arrive 1:20 pm, July 9) $77 $100
Shuttle REO to Vancouver (depart REO @ 11 am, arrive 2:40 pm July 14) $77 $100

Canadian Songwriters: Apply for Factor Funding to Attend

Details: 800-736-7238 or email Bryan or call/text 604-307-3122