Dean Friedman Songwriting French House Party

Singer Songwriter, Dean Friedman, will be hosting a three-day workshop in Carcassonne this July.  Famous for such songs such as Lucky Stars, the four-day workshop will explore a range of useful tools and strategies for inspiring and facilitating the craft of songwriting. The course will be held at The French House Party, which has been named Top Retreat in the National Geographic book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life” by Pam Grout.

The role of choice in determining the theme, idiom, narrative voice and goal of a song will be examined along with strategies for creating an environment that encourages inspiration to strike. Students will be encouraged to share their original compositions, for comment and review. Each day, students will be given specific songwriting assignments, individually and/or in pairs, tailored to explore some of the basic principles of the craft of songwriting.

Dean will also be in concert one evening at a venue local to the French House Party. Admission to the concert is included in the price of £750 per person.

Dean will be operating this year’s course from 29 July to 01 August, 2011.  Contact Moira Martingale on 0044 1299 896819 or by email on for more information.  More information is also available from the website –