Songwriting Workshops in the Lil House
An Invitation from Donna Ulisse, Jerry Salley & Rick Stanley
Teaching songwriting workshops across the country these past few years has become a great passion for my husband Rick Stanley, my dear friend and co-writer Jerry Salley and myself, Donna Ulisse. In an effort to continue to help songwriters improve their skills we have decided to offer an exclusive opportunity to actually sit and co-write with pro writers in a homey, inspirational setting complete with a field of goats and some comfort food prepared by me and Rick. We are opening our wee farm up to give folks a taste of where and how we create music. The incredible bonus of Jerry Salley’s talent makes this a must do weekend.
The Little House Workshops will be offering limited seating (6-8 students maximum) for a two-day workshop/tri-writing session. We will be pairing two students with one pro writer for a tri-write. At the end of the two days it is our hope that you will walk away with a songs tri-written with one of the pro-writers and ready for commercial exposure. However, there is no guarantee that a song will be completed on your first visit though it will not be for lack of trying. Learning through example and personal involvement with a pro-writer is like pole-vaulting to the next stage in songwriting. The collaborations will be fun and a true taste of what real Nashville co-writing is all about.
Enrollment will consist of a $675.00 fee per student for the Saturday and Sunday two-day experience. The tuition will include lunches and dinners, snacks, coffee, water, tea, beer and wine for the evenings. We will also be providing a taste of a songwriting round on Saturday evening. The writing days will start at 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:30am – 5:30pm on Sunday when we break for dinner and give each attendee the opportunity to write with all 3 pro writers. Because we are only offering a limited number of seats at each workshop, your fee will be non-refundable. To book this weekend event please call 615-509-4556!
We ask that you come with a song that you have previously written for a full critique and song ideas for the tri-writing sessions. It helps greatly if you bring 3 copies of the lyric of the song you wish us to critique.
There is plenty of lodging to choose from, ranging from $45.00 to $145.00. They are located off of I40, exit #238 in Lebanon, Tennessee. Below is a list of some of these Inns. If you choose hotels from this location we will shuttle you from the hotels to the Little House and back to your lodgings at the end of the day for no charge. If you are flying to this workshop we can provide a ride to and from the airport to the lodging area listed above and a guitar for you to use so that you don’t have to worry with an instrument. These are all very closely located to restaurants and the Premium Outlet Mall. If you are looking for a fun way to get to Broadway in downtown Nashville where there is LOTS of great music, the Hall of Fame and plenty of good food, the Music City Star train station is also close, an Uber ride away.
2021 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
•To be announced soon