SongMatrix: How Songwriting REALLY Works!

An Intensive Song Immersion Retreat with Wayne Chase 

Author of "How Music Really Works" & "Songmatrix"

August 13-18, 2017

In addition to the retreat, each participant gets: 

A FREE LIBRARY worth more than $400 (see details below)
1 year FREE post-retreat mentoring with Wayne Chase

More about the SongMatrix Retreat

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

Canadian Songwriters: Apply for Factor Funding to Attend

SongMatrix Retreat
SongMatrix Retreat

Want to Write Phenomenal, Commercially Successful Songs? Then Come to REO, Learn SongMatrix, and Never Look Back.

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Course Content
  • The main emphasis will be on full, in-depth exploration of participants’ original songs.
  • Each song will be assessed on more than 40 specific SongMatrix musical & lyrical techniques, such as:
    • Specific techniques for creating brilliant melodies.
    • Techniques for creating musical unity, musical variety, lyrical unity, and lyrical variety.
    • Special emotion-evoking lyrical techniques
  • Your Free library & Post-retreat songwriting mentoring
    • 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
    • All participants get one full year of free follow-up mentoring and SongMatrix audition scoring of their original songs, by SongMatrix author and retreat leader, Wayne Chase.
    Retreat Schedule, inclusions & Booking Info


    guitar 28Sunday August 13, 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 August 14 - Thur August 17, 2017

    Breakfast: 8:30 am
    AM Sessions: 9:45-1:15 pm
    Lunch: 1:15 pm
    PM Session: 2:45-4:15 pm
    Optional 1-on-1: 4:30 & 5:45 pm
    Social Hour: 6:30 pm (Wine, beer & appies)
    Dinner: 7:00 pm
    Songwriters Circle: 9:00 pm (at the campfire)

    guitar 3Friday August 18, 2017

    Breakfast: 8:30 am
    Farewells & Photos: 9:30 am
    Optional 1-on-1: 10 am - 11 am; 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    All-inclusive 6 day/5 night retreat includes:

    1. Twelve master classes with Wayne
    2. FREE print copy of SongMatrix V. 4.2
    3. FREE - 1 FULL YEAR of post-retreat mentoring
    4. Camping in own tent/RV (or glamping upgrade below)
    5. Nightly songwriter circle, campfire & stargazing/hot tub
    6. Delicious meals (14 in total) & beverages
    7. 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: Limited to first 8 songwriters

    EARLY-BIRD All-Inclusive (6 days/5 nights)  $US $CDN
    BASE RATE: no lodging (camping in own tent/RV or offsite) $870 $1145
    4-SHARE glamping tent w/ linen (1 Queen, 3 twin beds) $970 $1280
    2-SHARE glamping tent with linen (2 Twins or 1 Queen) $1070 $1415

    Single Supplement Upgrades (limited availability)

    Single Supplement Glamping: Rate Per Person (5 nights)  $US $CDN
    SINGLE QUEEN (1 Queen bed): add to base rate; $80 US/night $1280 $1685
    SINGLE LUXE KING tent (1 Luxe King bed): Add to base; $120 US/night $1480 $1955

    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 Mar 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-share 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

    Canadians:
     Apply for Factor Funding

    Add-ons & Shuttle Transportation from Vancouver

      $US $CDN
    Whitewater Rafting Day Trip, Sun Aug 13 (1:15 pm arrival); Reg $120 US  $60 $80
    Shuttle Vancouver to REO (depart YVR @ 10 am, arrive 1:15 pm, Aug 13) $75 $100
    Shuttle REO to Vancouver (depart REO @ 10 am, arrive 1:15 pm Aug 18) $75 $100


    Canadian Songwriters: Apply for Factor Funding to Attend

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