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The Syndicut Songwriter Retreat

NEXT RETREAT: May 26-28, 2023

An intensive and uplifting weekend retreat for indie artists & songwriters looking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves as music creators and more knowledge on how to build a sustainable career in today's music industry.

Master classes, critique sessions, recording opportunities & performances in the beautiful country setting of

Willow Sound Studio in Russell, ON.



Willow Sound Studio

Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of a country setting in the quaint village of Russell, ON. Acres of heritage trees, gardens and a wading pond beckon you with the sounds of a waterfall to inspire connection to nature and the creator within.


Tara Shannon

With decades of professional music industry experience, Tara will facilitate your weekend experience. From the craft of songwriting to business fundamentals, her compassion and real world understanding of what it takes to make a living with your music will shore you up and inspire you to live your best life as a music creator. 



Immersive & Holistic

  • Are Your Songs Connecting? Are They Saying What You Think They’re Saying?

  • How to Navigate Today’s Music Industry

  • Your Songwriting Tool Belt

  • Understanding Yourself as a Music Creator and Finding Balance

  • The Power of Intention: Your Vision

  • Developing Effective Self-Care Strategies

  • Creating Income Streams from your Music in a Sustainable Way


Unique & Memorable

Catered organic meals, campfires, co-writes, closing house concert and more. Make lasting memories and life long connections while building your network with other music creators. And most importantly - take time for you.

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