This residential course is about taking your guitar playing to the next level in terms of rhythm and lead skills so that you can enjoy uninhibited playing across Blues, Rock Country, Folk, Jazz, etc., adding some classic  songs to your repertoire along the way. Suitable for electric and acoustic guitar players; bass players are also very welcome.


What will we be covering?

This residential course is focused on taking your guitar playing to the next level whilst having a fun and sociable weekend with a group of hobby players.

At a glance

We’ll look at harmony, melody, rhythm, technique and theory/know-how. The course will cover multiple genres and styles with classic songs to add to your repertoire (Blues, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country and maybe even Jazz, Reggae and more). But really the course is about improving playing skills, building confidence and helping you to enjoy playing the guitar.

It’s a busy weekend with over 15 hours of teaching/playing sessions (this excludes the jamming-out at the end of each day!). There are usually lots of opportunities for solo performances for those interested and evening projects for smaller sub-groups. The weekend will simply fly by!

By the end of the course you should have the tools and understanding to play some cool songs:

  • strumming and fingerpicking chords all over the neck with interesting grooves and maybe adding in a few passing chords and fills.
  • have a wider palette of scales at your disposal for solos, adding in some spice here and there and have a better appreciation of the quality of the notes and phrasing.

You’ll be learning and playing as part of a group of diverse players; our tutor might therefore decide to tweak things to fit a group’s overall playing level and combined aspirations.

For more detailed course information, click on the ENQUIRE button below or request a full Course Overview in the sidebar above.

It goes without saying, our tutor might need to tweak the contents and/or flow of the course to reflect the overall standard and objectives of the group.


Who’s this course suitable for?

Acoustic, electric and bass players of low-intermediate and above levels.

If you can play most open chords, have started to tackle basic barre chords and can change between them reasonably easily whilst strumming (ideally with a plectrum) then you should be fine.

Similarly, bass players should know a few essential basic arpeggios and be able to attempt to play them over chord changes.

There’s something for everyone in all our courses and the materials really help – see below.

For more information:

  • Check out Playing Levels and course suitability in FAQs, or
  • Click ENQUIRE and we can arrange a call to chat.


What’s included in the price?

There are a number of ways of attending our courses: residential, non-residential and sharing with a spouse/partner.

Our price for players is all-inclusive:

  • tuition and materials
  • accommodation and breakfasts (double en suite room whether single or sharing)
  • dinners, lunch and morning/afternoon refreshment breaks)

Our prices for:

  • Non-residential players exclude B&B.
  • Non-playing sharing spouse/partners exclude: lunch and refreshments.

Check out the venue by clicking on the name in the sidebar above. If you have any specific requirements about staying at the venue click ENQUIRE and we’ll see if we can help.



  • Prep sheets are available before the course on request.
  • Course sheets will be handed out over the weekend.
  • Revision and practice materials will be made available to you after the course e.g. audio/video recordings, any supplementary PDFs and photos of flip charts.

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