& Customised Retreats

Customised workshops and retreats designed for individuals or groups - unplugged, engaging, and fun. Compose a song, write a poem, free your voice, recover your artistic passion, relieve performance anxiety, communicate with your peers.

Linda McLean, musician and writer, professor of songwriting and artist development, co-founder of Women's Music Weekend retreat, instructor of yoga and the Alexander principle, acting and improvisation, creator of Mining for Lyrics technique, has been teaching and mentoring creativity for decades. Linda, along with guest instructors for groups of 12 or more, will inspire and encourage you on your personal creative journey. 

For more information, to book and design your customised workshop with Linda contact


“Linda McLean’s lyric writing workshop is deep, magical, and creatively inspiring!

I love working with her.”

Jane Lewis, Singer/Songwriter, Co-founder Women’s Music Weekend

“Linda is a master singer-songwriter who knows exactly how to connect you with the raw, thrilling magic of creating songs. She can take any broken song and help you fix it or she can help you snatch a brand new song out of thin air. She draws on her theatre/yoga background to help you train in performance techniques and she is incredibly knowledgeable about self care for body and soul. Do yourself a favour and sign up for one of her workshops! ”

Stéphanie Nutting, Songwriter, Musician, Professor, College of Arts, University of Guelph

“Linda is one of those old souls with fresh curiosity. She is attentive, conscientious, playful, authentic and serious about her purpose in helping others. She has been there herself with creative challenges and so can offer compassionate patient guidance and tools & practices that really work.

She is the real deal.”

Lisa Lipsett, EdD, visual artist and founder Creative For Nature