The Best-Selling Book Comes Alive
with Wayne Chase

August 31-Sept 4, 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 retreat focusing on learning the specific skills/techniques of the great master songwriters.
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Retreat Schedule, Content, inclusions & Booking Info

Thursday August 31, 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

Friday Sept 1 - Sun Sept 3, 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)

Monday September 4, 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 July 31, 2017

EARLY-BIRD All-Inclusive (5 days/4 nights)  $USD $CAD
BASE RATE: no lodging (camping in own tent/RV or offsite) $739 $925
4-SHARING glamping tent w/ linen (1 Queen, 3 twin beds) $835 $1045
2-SHARING glamping tent with linen (2 Twins or 1 Queen) $931 $1165
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 (4 nights)  $USD $CAD
SINGLE QUEEN (1 Queen bed); Add to BASE rate above $383 $480
SINGLE LUXE KING tent (1 Luxe King bed); use add-on button $512 $640

Note: only two single supplement units available for each type of unit above. Please add 10% government tax/fees to above rates. $USD prices based on July 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 $96 USD/$120 CAD pp to base rate for 4 nights (works out to just $24/night USD pp).  Our 4-share glamping tent offers 4 twin beds or 1 queen 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 $192 USD / $240 CAD pp to base rate for 4 nights (just $45/night US).  Each 2-share glamping tent offers 2 twin beds or 1 queen 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 below

 Apply for Factor Funding

Add-ons & Shuttle Transportation from Vancouver

Whitewater Rafting Day Trip, Sun Sept 3; Reg $120 US  $64 $80
Shuttle Vancouver to REO (depart YVR @ 11:30 am, arrive 3 pm, Aug 31) $80 $100
Shuttle REO to Vancouver (depart REO @ 11:30 am, arrive 3 pm Sept 4) $80 $100

Canadian Songwriters: Apply for Factor Funding to Attend

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