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Music in the Mountains

An informal artist’s retreat, in a supportive atmosphere.
Songwriter's Circle

Being in the mountains and creating music - what a great place to be! Whether you're an experienced songwriter/musician or still learning the basics, this program is about 'entrainment' rather than entertainment. It's about developing connections within yourself, and others and of course, being in nature and off the grid.   It's about sharing your process with others in a supportive atsmosphere. We'll gather to share songs we're working on.

What to Expect

  • Songwriter's Circle sessions

  • Breakout sessions wither by yourself or with others to collaborate.

  • Optional morning meditation/yin yoga session

  • Peer support for your creative process,

  • To rejuvenate through Music,and Mountains.

  • Solo or group hike behind the property.

  • Organic meals

  • Explore collaborating with others

  • Down-time from the digital world in an off-the-grid environment that fosters saneness and quietude.

  • Investigating your creative process in writing and playing music.

Dates: 1-3 November 2019

Cost: $295

Limited to 6 Participants

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The Details:


  • Shared accommodation in our cabins or tipis, including bedding

  • Organic meals included

  • Use of Grand Piano, shakers/drums recording software, mics and peripherals

  • Transport available from Wanaka

  • Internet

Not included:

  • Guitars, etc

  • Transport beyond Wanaka

Mountain Spirit - The perfect place to reconnect with yourself, others and the spirit of the place.




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About the Facilitators

Co-Facilitator:   To be announced


Randall Richards  is the facilitator for this program and has been playing piano and guitar professionally for over 35 years, and started learning the piano when he was five. After taking a break from traditional piano lessons at 10, He started playing piano in his own style at age 12, which led to playing professionally when he was 20 years old living and working in Austria.

He has played professionally in the US, and Europe and founded the Leavenworth Community Coffeehouse in Washington State, and the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse, in NH, USA which continues to be popular with musicians and audiences. They provide a "listening room" venue for amateurs and professionals.  The Sunapee Coffeehouse is the winner of the New Hampshire Magazine's Best of 2005 Open Mics.

He has been meditating since an early teen, and doing intuitive readings since the late '80's, and holds a certificated Life Coach from Rise Leadership's Coaching program and he facilitates an Eckhart Tolle meet-up group, at Mountain Spirit.



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