Life's a Song

LAS is one of the longest running workshops in Texas, held annually in Port Aransas. It's now 14 years strong. 


Both of these workshops are suited for ages 18 and up. Both of these workshops are open to anyone who wants to attend. These workshops are tailored for the beginning student to the advanced player.


You don't have to be able to play an instrument to take this workshop. It's open enrollment. We can take 16 to 18 students max.


For additional information, please email 


For additional information and tickets, please email us! 


November 15th - 17th 2019

November 22nd - 24th 2019 

Deposit: Reserves you a spot!

Life's a Song 2019! Join us for fun, laughs, songwriting, performing, learning new music business information, and recording! 

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About the Instructors:

Terri Hendrix has run an independent record label since 1996, releasing all of her music through her own e-commerce store at her website. Her music's been used in independent films, commercials, and various other formats HERE


She’s also conducted workshops alongside producer and Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductee Lloyd Maines, for the past sixteen years. Together they offer an all inclusive creative experience for everyone from the novice to the actively performing musician. An attendee can expect the brass tacks of releasing independent music in the digital age to be discussed as well as production, performance, and songwriting. Several handouts that delve into alternate tunings and rhyme schemes will also be made available to all attendees. Time is equally divided between the “The Part That Ain’t Art” (music business) and “The Part That’s Art” (creative approaches to all things songcraft and production). It’s a Q&A format in which both Hendrix and Maines engage each and every student. They encourage those that attend to bring their instruments and or their notepads and partake in what’s proven time and again to be an inspiring event for all involved. For more information on Terri, please see HERE


Lloyd Maines is a Grammy Award Winning Texas based producer, session player, musician, and Austin City Limits Hall of Fame member. for more information on Lloyd, please see HERE.  

Memories 2004 - 2016


You can get a sense of just how much fun we have, our accommodations, and more by browsing these photos. If you've attended LAS before and don't see your photo, please don't worry! It just means that we have not located your photo yet. We are working on this section. We promise to add you soon! 

Past Experience Includes:

Life's a Song Workshop and Retreat: est., 2004 Port Aransas, TX 

Kerrville Folk Festival Song School, Kerrrville TX
Old Number 9 Arts, Waring TX
Best In Texas Magazine Seminar, Houston, TX
Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX 
Folk Alliance International, Memphis, TN
Folk Alliance International, San Diego, CA
New Song Festival Workshops, Leitchfield KY
Berklee School of Music, Boston MA
Rhythm and Roots, Tucson AZ
Oyster Ridge Music Festival, Kemmerer WY
Barndance Weekend, Taos, NM 
Texas Tech School of Music, Lubbock, TX 
South Plains College, Levelland, TX

Crossroads Music, Winnsboro, TX

Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX

Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, LA

Life's a Song Workshops, Port Aransas, TX

Blue Bear School of Music, San Francisco, CA


Dig In! June 22nd!

W/Terri Hendrix @ Wilory Farm

Level: All levels

Age: This workshop is for ages 20 and up. 


This workshop is for all levels. We've worked with everyone from touring musicians in need of  break, to the absolute beginning writer. For this particular class, you will need to be able to play a musical instrument — or bring a friend that does. Beginning level on an instrument is fine. Guitar and or musical instruction will not be offered at this class. Only chords to better the song or kick the song up a notch.


10:00AM - 6:00PM 

When and Where:

May 5th, 2019. Wilory Farm Martindale TX (instructions emailed per reservation)  


This is a personal workshop tailored for each individual writer. We can only take 8 folks! Class takes place at Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas.


Dig in deep and get out the writer within! Get out and have a great time! 


Food, supplies, beverages, handouts, and one on one instruction is included in cost. 


Get your inspiration on one of our many porches and breakout spaces. Chill out with our dogs, goats, and donkey. It's a mini petting zoo! 

Dig In W/Terri Hendrix June 15th 10:00AM - 6:00PM

June 22nd 2019

Wilory Farm, Martindale TX (instructions and location emailed per reservation) 

Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM


$150 per ticket

$250 friend discount

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