Will I get a chance to work with Jim Brickman?
Yes, Jim will be taking part in the whole workshop, and have breakout sessions with all Bootcampers, guiding each group and helping to hone your songwriting skills and technique. 

Is this appropriate for my 12 year old?
The time frame and structure of each session is not geared to participants under 16.

Should I bring my own instrument?
If you typically write on guitar, yes, bring your own guitar.
If you typically write on piano, you may bring your keyboard, although some electronic keyboards will be provided.

Can I sign up for just one day?
Unfortunately, no. The sessions and schedule are planned out for an entire weekend.

Can my wife/husband/friend/child come to sessions with me (Even if they aren’t interested?) Of course spouses and partners are welcome to come along with you, however, if they’d like to attend the bootcamp, they’d need to register for their own pass. There will be some free time for breakfasts and dinners, should you wish to make it a weekend trip.

Are meals provided?
Lunch will be provided Friday and Saturday.

Will we be sharing the songs we write?
There will be a live showcase on Sunday, where everyone will perform their songs from Bootcamp.

How polished, talented, or seasoned a musician do I have to be?
We expect that the musicians are coming with a wide range of experience. There’s no need to be polished, you just need the desire and mindset to learn.

What if I only write music and not lyrics? What if I only write lyrics and not music?
When writing at the Bootcamp, we will pair up musicians and lyricists so you are free to go solo or collaborate for words and music.

Still have questions? Email us at!
Phone: 216-713-0770 ext 103