Straight to the point
- if you're looking to improve your guitar
skills, build up your confidence and have a
thoroughly great time in the process of doing it then our weekend teaching
retreats are for you.
These are group
residential weekend tuition courses for raw
beginners, strugglers, to intermediate to
semi-pros covering Blues to Jazz, Rock to
Folk, Country to Rhythm, Gypsy to ... well,
you get the idea! We've been delivering
these courses since 1994 with our unique
blend and focus on technique,
contextual theory and repertoire.
LEARNING and FUN are
at the heart of everything!
Festive season is almost upon us and itís
time to start thinking about gifts for
others and maybe treating ourselves; and
maybe even to do a bit of planning for next
year. If you, or someone you know, is a
guitar player ands wants to improve in a fun
way then here are a few ideas for how to go
on one of many, diverse courses:
Early Bird Offers Ė
fantastic discounts on residential
prices. The more courses you go for, the
more you save! Better still, the usual
deposit has been slashed by 50%.
Vouchers Ė ideal for
anyone who wants to go on a course(s)
but isnít sure which one(s) to choose.
This means that we have time to talk
through the options to make sure a
particular course is exactly whatís
wanted. Vouchers are an all-year-round
option but mixed with the Early Bird
Offers then they become brilliant
Ė easy to enter, win the a
course of your choice.
page for details on all of the above.
Check out our 2016 timetable of course on
More about our
All our courses have detailed
Course Overviews - if something catches
your eye then just email us and we'll send you
out one or more overviews for you to scan
through and then follow up with a quick chat;
we're obsessive about making sure a course 'fits
We use great
Berkshire, Wiltshire, North Somerset and Cumbria, and
we've even ventured to Stirlingshire
on occasion. We employ
top professional tutors who are both
teachers and gigging musicians.
are, first and foremost, group teaching weekends
but we manage to squeeze in ample jamming sessions
(often into the early hours!) and allow
individuals some personal space for private
practice and one-on-one tuition as well as
opportunities for solo performances.
A classic scenario
- you've played for a while but mostly at home,
you're stuck in a rut, when someone says "you
play the guitar, give us a tune" panic sets in,
you're not sure of your relative standard, you
really want to play along with others, improve
your technique and consistency, etc. Our
back-to-basics and entry level courses
are designed for these needs. Strugglers and Improvers
Weekends are sensible and
safe starting points in our raft of course
options. Just ask for a Course
Overview if you need to find out more!
I guess the success of our courses is determined
by not only what has been achieved on a course
in terms of imparting knowledge and improving
confidence but fundamentally by how many
students come back again and again for
refreshers and brand new courses - they do, in
their droves! Check out our studentsí
A Weekend is hard work but made easier
by the structured, relaxed and supportive
way we run it. Our prices are all-inclusive with options
covering fully residential to
non-residential to sharing with a
asking yourself if youíre good enough or
confident enough - donít worry!
Our tutors are
incredibly experienced at pushing everyone,
regardless of ability, without
making them feel uncomfortable.
Just do you know, bass guitarists are especially welcome on any of our
interested then there are many ways to find out
more about what Guitar Weekends can offer:
to our Newsletter (information on new courses
and up-to-date offers. These also give you a
really good feel for what we're like)
if you have already been on one of our courses
us on our Facebook Members-Only Group.