Verlon Thompson Workshop - Francine Honey

Verlon Thompson

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Verlon Thompson: Songwriting and Performance Workshop

Nov. 22-24, 2019 - Limited to 15 participants​

As a solo performer, and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson has viewed the world from stages everywhere from Barcelona to Binger (his hometown in Oklahoma).

Along the way Verlon Thompson compositions have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Anne Murray, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Trisha Yearwood, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many more.

His songs have landed in the Top Ten Billboard charts and been nominated for Grammy and IBMA Song of the Year awards.

This workshop with Verlon will include:

Fri.  Nov. 22nd – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

  • The workshop starts on Friday night with a private Meet & Greet with Verlon and class participants including drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  
  • A complimentary front row seat to Verlon’s Showcase to study Verlon’s performance.

Sat Nov 23 The Craft of Songwriting      9:30 a.m. – 5:30 pm

  • Learn Verlon’s songwriting techniques, including song structure & rhyming. 
  • Lunch will be provided along with coffee, tea and cold drinks and fruit and pastries
  • Song feedback in the group with Verlon

Sun. Nov 24 Performing your song in a way that gets your message across 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 pm

  • You have a great song, so make sure it is delivered in the best possible way.  Verlon is a master at engaging the audience and gets invited back year after year because of his performance style.  Verlon will help you get over your stage fright and learn a new way of thinking about performing and give you tips on getting your message across in the best possible way! 
  • Lunch will be provided along with coffee, tea and cold drinks and fruit and pastries
  • You will practice your song on stage at the Bank Theatre
  • Learn how to communicate with the sound engineer.
  • Learn tricks on getting on and off the stage, working with monitors, stage requirements and sound check.
  • We’ll enjoy a last night dinner together and prepare for the private showcase in the evening with invited guests.

Sun. Nov 24 – Private Sunday Night Showcase Performance    7:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Perform your song for invited guests at The Bank Theatre
  • Receive a video of your performance.


Exclusive songwriting & performance workshop is limited to 15 students

  • Private Meet & Greet
  • Front Row Seat Performance
  • Full Day Workshop
  • Full Day Workshop
  • Your Performance

Location:  The Bank Theatre, 10 Erie St. S, Leamington, ON
* Leamington is 4 hrs from Toronto and 1 hr from Windsor.  Airport pickup from Windsor can be arranged in advance.

Limited to 15 seats at Verlon’s request to ensure plenty of one-on-one time to spend with each student.

If you have any questions, please email
To learn more about Verlon Thompson, visit:


Songwriting & Performance Workshop

$ 350 00
  • Meet & Greet
  • Front Row Performance
  • 2 Full day workshops
  • Beverages & Deserts
  • Group Dinner
  • Sunday Night Showcase
Limited to 15

Register Early Space Is Limited

What is included:
COST: $350 per student. This includes two days of workshops (Saturday/Sunday),
• Your ticket for Verlon’s showcase Friday night, hor’s d’oeuvres and drinks
• Coffee, tea, and fruit in am on Sat, & Sun.
• Lunch on Sat, & Sun.
• Coffee, tea, and cupcakes in pm on Sat, & Sun.
• Dinner on Sunday evening
• Sunday night showcase with invited guests. Invite your family and friends (you must notify Francine Honey of invited guests).
This is not open to the public

REFUND POLICY:  $50 of your registration is non-refundable. If you are fully paid and cancel by Nov 1, 2019 you’ll be refunded $350. After Nov. 10, there is no guaranteed refund unless we fill the spot (we will have a cancellation list). If the spot is filled by Nov. 20, then you’ll still receive your $350 refund. If you cancel after Nov. 20 there are no refunds.

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