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

SONGS FROM THE WELL GOES TO OHIO!
JUNE 16-18
riverdog retreats

Friday June 16 - Sunday June 18, 2017
PERFORMING SONGWRITER WORKSHOP/RETREAT
@ Riverdog Retreats in Wakeman, Ohio

limited to 25

Friday evening welcome & open mic at 7pm
Saturday workshops 9am-12pm, 2-4pm, Evening Concert w/ Amy Speace
Sunday songshare 10am-12pm
There are limited accommodations at Riverdog. Please contact them through
their WEBSITE
Accommodation & meals not included in price  
 

$250 


ANNUAL SONGS FROM THE WELL
FALL RETREAT
ASHLAND CITY, TN

September 28-October 1, 2017
PENUEL RIDGE RETREAT CENTER
Thursday @ 6pm - Sunday @ 2pm

$600 (semi-private bedroom, sleeps 2-4)
$550 (loft lodging, single-mattresses on floor of loft)
Yoga & meditation, guest speakers
ALL MEALS & LODGING INCLUDED IN PRICE


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