About Us

The Midcoast Music Retreat is the perfect musical getaway for musicians of all skill levels and disciplines. Whether you have yet to pick up your first guitar, or have already recorded a full length album, The Midcoast Retreat will offer you a creative outlet you can’t find anywhere else. You will work along side professional musicians and perhaps even take a leadership role in an ensemble yourself. The retreat was born late one evening in Boothbay Harbor when hotel manager & guitar enthusiast, Ramsey Lafayette, and professional musician and instructor, Dave Gagne entertained an idea: what would it be like to turn an entire hotel into a music studio?

The MMR is 4 day immersive musical experience to help musicians of all skill levels improve their craft. An adult band camp that is a safe place for expression, education and personal growth. Everyone will be in the building for the same reason: a love and commitment to creative expression through music. Our goal is for all students to leave with an open mind and greater musical satisfaction.

Whether you are interested in focusing on specific skills, songs, song writing, ensemble work, stage performance, or booking gigs, with 15 – 20 hours of workshop and stage time on the itinerary, we’ll be able to personalize your experience.

Please contact us today to find out how to become a part in this years retreat Oct 31 – Nov 2.