Through a music industry mentorship group I recently joined, I have been given the opportunity to go to the Neverland Retreats in Costa Rica November 12th - November 17th!

Neverland Retreats is the only music workshop that couples up-and-coming talent with current hit-making Producers, A&R's, Music Supervisors, Songwriters, and other Industry professionals for a week long mentorship program in the beautiful surf village of Nosara, Guanacaste in Costa Rica.

The retreat is for the top tier of up-and-coming singers, songwriters, producers and other aspiring music industry professionals. The Neverland Retreats experience offers daily activities and advice on how to become successful in the music industry, while taking in the jungle & beach experience. 

May this retreat, I will be connecting with and learning from:

Andrew Gould - Senior VP and Head of A&R for Downtown Music Publishing who leads the LA chapter of the Grammy Board and was an early champion of Sia

Adam Mcinnis - Singer/Songwriter and Music Consultant for the mentorship group I am in who’s music has been featured in TV and Film including Leap, The Voice, Hart of Dixie, EndGame, and Hobbs and Shaw.

Sidney Swift - Grammy nominated songwriter and producer  who has worked with DJ Khaled, Jason Derulo, Beyoncé, Nelly, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Panic At The Disco and more! 

Sam “Heights” Garay - Mixer, Music Producer, and Songwriter who has over a decade of experience producing, writing and recording music for TV/Film and licensing opportunities. He has worked with such clients as Lionsgate, Blumhouse, NBC Universal, MTV, E! Networks and various other media companies.

Some of my activities on this retreat will look like:

• Songwriter tutorials and critiques. 

• Group open mics at local jungle venues. 

• Mentor sessions from industry professionals.

This is an incredible opportunity for me to not only grow as an artist, but to connect with and network with other up and coming artists that will be on this retreat as well as industry professionals! 

The Netherlands retreat costs $1,699 and my plane ticket will cost between $1,000-$1,500 so I am raising a total of $3,000 for this trip! 

I truly believe that by investing in sending me on this trip, you are investing in what God ultimately wants to do in the music industry through my life and my music. This would be a huge step in the right direction for my music career! 

Thank you so so much for all of your love and support!

Kayla Nichols