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Summer schools, workshops or festivals

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
£250:00 Non Residential.

The artist will be :- Craig Ogden, Eden Stell Guitar Duo and Alison Smith. Eden Stell Guitar Duo, Friday evening, Alison smith, Saturday after lunch, Craig Ogden Saturday evening.

Ensemble classes with Alison Smith

Workshop with the Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Master class with Craig Ogden

Interviews and a question & answer session with Craig Ogden, Eden Stell Guitar Duo & Alison Smith

Informal playing opportunities

Delicious arrival cream tea in the iconic historic Grade 2 listed clock tower overhanging the sea.

Friday and Saturday evenings, pre concert dinner at The Bay Bar/Restaurant, an excellent local eatery with idyllic views overlooking Cawsand beach (drinks not included)

All coffee/tea, cakes and biscuits in the breaks


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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