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Summer schools, workshops or festivals

Classical Minds Workshop ONLINE

Friday 9th July 2021 at 7:30pm
To Saturday 10th July 2021 at 10:00pm
Marston Moretaine Bedfordshire
Zoom, Marston Moretaine MK43

Classical Minds" Guitar Festival happened in April online and was such a success, we are having an extension in July. This will be run as workshop. We will have faculty concerts Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th on YouTube, both at 19:30. Participants will be in intense workshops with faculty members Valerie Hartzell, Daniela Rossi, Eleanor Kelly and Mathew James from 10am-6pm on the 10th of July via Zoom. Active participants will be asked to demonstrate what they are learning while observing participants can listen and learn without the pressure of playing in-front of others. £50 for active participants and £30 for observing participants.


Guitar Orchestra Retreat 2020 Notification

Friday 23rd July
To Sunday 25th July
Newtown Powys
Plas Dolerw 19th Century Manor House, Milford Road, Newtown SY16 2EH
£255 - £225

postponed our 2020 guitar orchestra retreat to the 23 to 25 July 2021 - same place and times. Folk can still book now and this year at the 2020 prices and not have to pay any increases in 2021.

Contact details guitarorchestraretreat@gmail.com and website details remain the same.


Dillington Guitar Summer School

Sunday 1st August 2021 at 6:00pm
To Saturday 7th August 2021 at 10:00am
Ilminster Somerset
Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT
£576 non residential, Residential Enquire.

Eden/Stell Duo - Students work in small ensemble groups (8–10 players) and in a guitar orchestra (30+ players) and parts, which range in difficulty from intermediate (grade 3) to advanced (grade 8+), are allocated in accordance with students’ technical standard and music reading ability (see standard of play questionnaire)


Classical Guitar Weekend with Andrew Gough & Vincent Lindsey-Clark’

Friday 20th August 2021 at 6:00pm
To Monday 23rd August 2021 at 2:00pm
west dean
West Dean College, A 286, west dean PO18 0QZ

For classical guitarists (grade 7+). Develop your ensemble playing, technique and performance of solo music in repertoire classes, through intensive daily tuition.

Cawsand Bay GuitarFest

Friday 10th September 2021 at 2:30pm
To Sunday 12th September 2021 at 5:00pm

The artist will be :- Craig Ogden, Eden Stell Guitar Duo and Alison Smith.


Guitar Ensemble Weekend with Gerald Garcia

Friday 1st October 2021 at 4:00pm
To Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 4:00pm
Hitchin Hertfordshire
Benslow Music, Bensow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB
£265 - 285 + £40 for tutor.

The focus of each weekend is playing in an ensemble of around 15 classical guitarists – often

more. The weekend is shared with a group of up to 10 solo singers. At the end of the

weekend each group performs the pieces they have been rehearsing to the other.

Greg Gomberg 17 Broadfield Way Buckhurst Hill Essex IG9 5AGGreg Gomberg 17 Broadfield Way Buckhurst Hill Essex IG9 5AG. Enquiries musicweekends@btinternet.com

Hillscourt Guitar Weekend

Friday 5th November 2021 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 7th November 2021 at 2:00pm
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rose Hill, Rednal B45 8RS
£310 optional Thursday eve B&B £370

Ensemble weekend with Raymond Burley. Full board. Saturday evening concert by Raymond Burley and Abigail James. Enquire for non residential participation.

£50 deposit required in June instalments welcome.


West Dean International Guitar Festival

Saturday 13th August 2022 at 6:00pm
To Thursday 18th August 2022 at 2:00pm
west dean
West Dean College, A 286, west dean PO18 0QZ

This weekend course is for advanced classical guitarists (grade 7+) who wish to experience the enjoyment of playing in an ensemble, develop your technique and learn from performing solo music in repertoire classes. You will receive tuition from both of the classical guitar weekend tutors, and will be assigned to a specific ensemble group according to your grade level. There will also be an opportunity for everyone to perform individually in an informal concert.

For further information on the FGS, please email Ray Butcher.

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