ASC Songwriting Retreat - Gold Coast

Greenmount Beach Resort, Coolangatta, Qld
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 May 2019

ASC is excited to announce that bookings are now open for this fabulous weekend songwriting retreat on the Gold Coast. 

Strictly limited to 12 people, this intimate and creative getaway will include co-writing, song critiquing, personal and professional development sessions and mentoring, jams and much more.  The Retreat will be facilitated by ASC Founder and CEO, Lisa Butler.

We will be staying beachside at the popular Greenmount Resort at Coolangatta.  A short taxi ride from Gold Coast airport and moments to beach, town and amenities, Greenmount Resort boasts a lovely pool, restaurant, bar, lounge and activities area,  and is the perfect location for our retreat.

The Presenters

Lisa Butler is the founder and CEO of the Australian Songwriters Conference, the premier career development event for songwriters in this country.  ASC has now expanded to include the ASC Members Program and monthly songwriter gatherings called ASC Circles in Sydney and Melbourne. Since founding the ASC in 2007, Lisa has also run numerous song critiquing workshops, one-day career development seminars, weekend songwriter retreats and ‘Song Feast’ open mic nights. 



Francesca de Valence, an Australian artist, award-winning songwriter, speaker, and founder & CEO of I Heart Songwriting Club, will present a one-hour workshop on the Saturday.  The topic, “5 Powerful Pathways to a Successful Music Career You Love and Making Your Wildest Creative Dreams Come True” says it all.  It's an uplifting talk about habits, high-output creativity, being a part of a community and writing a lot of songs to sustain a music career. Francesca is also offering 1-1 telephone chats for three lucky attendees!


We will also be joined by other industry professionals who will be popping in for a visit over the course of the weekend, including Andrea Szabo and Geordie Leach (Rose Tattoo)

Andrea Szabo                               Geordie Leach          

The Itinerary

Friday 17th May

  • 2pm - Check in at the Greenmount Beach Resort
  • 3pm – Meet in the bar area by the pool for drinks and a chance to get to know each other
  • 4.30pm – Songwriting exercise presented by Lisa Butler
  • 6.30pm – Dinner 
  • 8.30pm – Peer Song critiquing session, Career discussion,  Jam

Saturday 18th May:

  • 8am – Breakfast in the Greenmount Beach Resort restaurant
  • 9.30am – Co-writing exercise presented by Lisa Butler
  • 11am - Workshop, presented by Francesca de Valence
  • 12pm – Lunch 
  • 2pm – Writing to a brief
  • 4pm – Peer Song Critiquing session
  • 6pm – Dinner 
  • 8pm – Career discussion with Lisa Butler
  • 9pm – Jam

Sunday 19th May:

  • 8am – Breakfast in the Greenmount Beach Resort restaurant
  • 9am – Songwriting exercise presented by Lisa Butler
  • 10am – Check out of rooms – take luggage to Reception
  • 11am – Peer Song critiquing session
  • 12.30 – Lunch 
  • 2pm – Retreat ends

Note: We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary.

The Price

Option 1. Includes accommodation (triple share), all main meals and all Retreat activities. 
ASC Members: $399
Non-members: $450  
This is an 'everything's included' package.

Option 2. Includes lunch, dinner and all retreat activities but does not include accommodation and breakfast. 
ASC Members: $339
Non-members: $390
This is a great option if you already live on the Tweed/Gold Coast, or if you want to arrange your own digs for the weekend.

Option 1 includes triple share accommodation in either a Deluxe Family Room or Modern Family Room 


Bookings are essential.  An invoice for payment will be emailed to you upon booking. 




Greenmount Resort Pool
Coolangatta-Gold Coast