AMY SPEACE

“What Amy Speace says – what she sings – she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity,” The New York Times.  

"SONGS FROM THE WELL"
RETREATS & workshops 

I have been teaching Performance and Songwriting at various camps and schools for many years and a few years ago, started my own Songs From The Well Retreats & Workshops.  From a one day intensive to a 3 day retreat, these workshops are designed to nurture your creative spirit, help guide you to find the truth behind your songs and ideas and to get that IN your songs, and to encourage your unique voice and help guide you to a more authentic performance.  These workshops will give you tools that will alleviate stage fright and help take the mystery away from performing your songs in front of other people, whether you're singing to your family and friends or on stages to hundreds of people.  I will help you find your own, unique, authentic voice!

Amy has taught songwriting, voice and performance at: Berklee College of Music, The Swannanoa Gathering Contemporary Folk Week, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School, Kerrville Folk Festival Song School, Sisters Folk Festival Americana Arts Academy, Lamb's Retreat For Songwriters, NSAI, NERFA, The International Folk Alliance Conference, and privately via Skype. 


2017 WORKSHOPS

JULY 30 - AUGUST 5, 2017
THE SWANNANOA GATHERING
Swannanoa, North Carolina

I'll be part of the Contemporary Folk Week Faculty for the 4th summer, teaching Performance & Songwriting from July 30-August 5, 2017! 


August 13-17, 2017
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School
Lyons, Colorado


November 3-5, 2017
LAMB'S RETREAT FOR SONGWRITERS
SPRING LAKE, MI


 SONGS FROM THE WELl
WINTER RETREAT 2018
PENUEL RIDGE RETREAT CENTER
ASHLAND CITY, TN
JANUARY 4-7, 2018

Thursday @ 6pm - Sunday @ 2pm

$600 (semi-private bedroom, sleeps 2-3)
$500 (loft lodging, single-mattresses on floor of loft)
Shared bathrooms. You can check out the Retreat Center itself at the link.

Yoga & meditation, guest speakers
ALL MEALS & LODGING INCLUDED IN PRICE

Join me, chef Renee Rizzo and yoga/meditation leader Wendy Westmoreland in an idyllic old lodge 20 minutes outside of Nashville for a true rustic 'retreat'. Workshops in songwriting and performance and the creative process, guest speakers each night who will inspire you, time to relax and collaborate. Space is extremely limited to 15 songwriters!!!


In songwriting and in self, I left knowing what authenticity looks like...a sense of community developed and an ability to draw people out of the fear and comfort zones into that community..[it was] a tremendous gift in a world of competition.
— Audrey, Fall 2015 workshop attendee
Amy possesses a passion to teach what she knows and has been an integral part of the performance faculty at the Song School for nearly two decades. I consider her classes mandatory for all performing songwriters.
— Steve Szkymanski, Director, Song School, Rocky Mtn. Folks Festival
Amy Speace is a brilliant and intuitive performance teacher, with hard earned wisdom to offer her students, and the passion and courage to convey it.
— Mary Gauthier, Singer/Songwriter & Teacher