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Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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The Songwriter's Workshop with Maia Sharp and Edwin McCain

Huguenot Mill

You’ve been writing songs.  You love them, your friends do too, but you’d like an expert opinion.  That’s where Maia Sharp and Edwin McCain come in.

Part songwriting workshop, part masterclass, Sharp and McCain have created a one-day workshop designed to help aspiring songwriters put the finishing touches on their songs. 

In an intimate setting, surrounded by like-minded songwriters, Sharp and McCain will review and discuss your songs, providing valuable feedback on how you can continue to develop your work.

Great takeaways will include:

  • Getting the most out of phrasing, rhythm and rhyme
  • Navigating the curse of the second verse
  • Does the song need a bridge?
  • Writing alone vs collaboration
  • Harnessing your muse

Plus, an opportunity to have your questions about the craft and business of songwriting answered.

Workshop participants should be prepared to share two songs via live performance or recording, as well as printed copies of the lyrics.


  • 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Introductions & group session song #1 critiques
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 5:30 PM: Q&A and discussion of FAQs, song #2 critique session

Learn more about Maia Sharp and Edwin McCain.

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