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Guitar players ultimate holiday break

   

If you're looking to:

  • improve your guitar skills

  • build up your confidence

  • put in some serious playing time with other guitarists

  • expand your repertoire

  • pick up some really useful theory and how to make practical use of it

  • and have a thoroughly great time in the process

then our weekend teaching retreats are for you.

These are group tuition courses for all abiity levels from raw to relative beginners, average to intermediate and advanced to semi-pros covering Blues to Jazz, Rock to Folk, Country to Rhythm, Gypsy to Maintenancem ...  etc....... Check out our 2016 timetable of course on the DATES page.

We've been delivering these courses since 1994 with our own unique appraoch and format. Our ethos is

LEARN, PLAY and have FUN!

Course Overviews - if something catches your eye then email us and we'll send you 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 venues in 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.

The courses 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.

Perhaps you're an accomplished band player who just wants expand your knowledge, maybe you've played for a while but mostly at home and lack confidence to jam with others or maybe you're just someone who's stuck in a rut - same songs, same mistakes, same sounds!

Our courses are loosely graded but our foundation courses (Beginners, Strugglers and Improvers) are there to get the basics sorted before focusing on specific styles such as Blues or Rock. Strugglers, in particular, is a safe and sensible starting point in our raft of course options.

The guitar is a wonderfully versatile and expressive instrument - it can be frustrating to 'master' but it becomes a life-long friend who you gradually get to know and understand over the years.

The success of our courses can be measured in many different ways: enjoying a good time with others, how much knowledge/technique is absorbed and how inspired people are when they leave to continue learning (and practising properly). A statistical measure is the number of students who come back again and again for refreshers and brand new courses - they do, in their droves! Check out our studentsí testimonials.

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 partner/spouse.

If youíre 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.

Bass guitarists are especially welcome on most of our courses.

Vouchers are ideal gifts for others as well as for anyone who wants to go on a course but isnít sure which one to choose. They allow time to talk through the various courses and decide on the most suitable option.


If youíre interested then there are many ways to find out more about what Guitar Weekends can offer:

Subscribe 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)
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