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Summer schools, workshops or festivals

Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

From Friday 25th January 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 27th January 2019 at 2:00pm
Manchester
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosely Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Various. See website
This is a Non Residential Course. Across the three days of the weekend, there will be workshops, events including performance by rising star Sean Shibe, free foyer events, guitar marketplace and a the biggest gathering of amateur guitarists on stage performing with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. https://issuu.com/bridgewaterhall/docs/craig_ogden_s_guitar_weekend_2019

Jackdaws Winter Guitar Ensemble

From Thursday 31st January 2019 at 6:30pm
To Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 4:00pm
Frome Somerset
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, g, Frome BA11 3NY
£70 deposit. Total £315
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B fee. The balance payments for fees are due 3 weeks before the course start date, as indicated on your deposit receipt. Balance payments can be made in the following ways; - By card, phone 01373 812383 - By cheque - By bank transfer (BACS info sent out on request) B&B Accommodation Fees are payable in addition to the Course Fee. Jackdaws will take care of booking your accommodation; B&B rooms will be allocated a few weeks before the course starts, and we will send you details of where you are staying. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) including booking fee.

Guitar Orchestral Weekend

From Friday 15th February 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 17th February 2019 at 2:00pm
Ilminster
Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT
£220 - £328- £384
A unique musical experience for classical guitarists of all ages and of varying abilities (but not complete beginners). The emphasis is on participation, with students working in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Parts of the orchestra range in difficulty from elementary (Grade 2) to advanced (Grade 8) and are allocated in accordance with each students’ playing standard. The music required for the course will be made available one month before, to allow for some advance preparation.

Astraea Guitar Duo Workshop

From Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 10:00am
To Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 9:00pm
Foxton
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton CB22 6RN
This all day workshop features Raymond Burley and Valerie Hartzell, as the Astraea Guitar Duo, with guitar orchestra rehearsals and small ensemble master classes. There is only room for 8 groups to perform in the master classes; each group will receive 30 min (all types of groups welcome - duos, trios, quartets, quintets, etc). The day starts with tea, coffee, fruit & various pastries before our first event of the day (provided by Ray and Valérie). Participants are asked to bring a lunch (we will have tea, coffee with biscuits available), however, a catered dinner will be provided as part of the tuition. In the evening, small ensembles from the master classes, Astraea Guitar Duo, and the guitar orchestra will perform in the evening which will be open to the public. Tuition: £45 (includes catered dinner and all teas/coffees plus registration light breakfast of fruit & pastries) Master class: £10 Tickets to concert: £5 (free to festival participants & their partners): 7:30 pm
valeriehartzell@gmail.com

Classical Guitar Weekend

From Friday 5th April 2019 at 10:00am
To Sunday 7th April 2019 at 4:00pm
West Dean
West Dean College, West Dean PO180QZ
Now Booking. Keep an eye out. Contact Andrew for further information
http://www.classicalguitar.org.uk/

Classical Guitar Weekend

From Friday 5th April 2019 at 4:00pm
To Sunday 7th April 2019 at 3:30pm
West Dean West Sussex
West Dean College, A286, West Dean PO18 0QZ
£254
For classical guitarists (grade 2-5) who wish to experience the enjoyment of playing in an ensemble, develop your technique and learn by performing solo music in repertoire classes. Some aspects of the weekend's study will be shared with the concurrent advanced course.

Classical Guitar weekend with Amanda Cook

From Friday 5th April 2019 at 4:00pm
To Sunday 7th April 2019 at 3:30pm
West Dean West Sussex
West Dean College, A286, West Dean PO18 0QZ
Course Full but can join waiting list

Guitar Ensemble Weekend

From Friday 5th April 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 7th April 2019 at 2:00pm
Rednal
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Lickey Hills, Rednal B45 8RS
£290 + £35 cash for Gerald.
The focus of each weekend is playing in an ensemble of around 20 classical guitars. 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. Guitarists should be at least grade 5 standard, though you don’t need to have taken any exams. You do need to be able to read music and, of course, be ready to play in an ensemble with a conductor. Gerald will assign you a part and will email the music a few weeks in advance so that you can familiarise yourself with it. Gerald Garcia is a guitarist and composer and very experienced in directing guitar ensembles. He has been a tutor at numerous courses and is musical director of the residential courses of the UK’s National Youth Guitar Ensemble.
Gombergg@btinternet.com

Jackdaws Summer Guitar Ensemble

From Thursday 11th July 2019 at 10:00am
To Sunday 14th July 2019 at 4:00pm
Frome Somerset
Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Great Elm, Frome BA11 3NY
£70 deposit £315 total
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B fee. The balance payments for fees are due 3 weeks before the course start date, as indicated on your deposit receipt. Balance payments can be made in the following ways; - By card, phone 01373 812383 - By cheque - By bank transfer (BACS info sent out on request) B&B Accommodation Fees are payable in addition to the Course Fee. Jackdaws will take care of booking your accommodation; B&B rooms will be allocated a few weeks before the course starts, and we will send you details of where you are staying. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) including booking fee.

Classical Minds Guitar Festival

From Friday 25th October 2019 at 3:00pm
To Sunday 27th October 2019 at 6:00pm
Foxton
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Cambridgeshire, Foxton CB22 6RN
£150 (without master class)/£165 (with master class)
2018 marked the 14th Anniversary of this 6-day educational event held every June in Texas for those who play or appreciate classical guitar. Renowned concert artists and educators came from throughout the world to teach, coach and perform in concerts and recitals. CM took place in Houston, Texas for 14 years and is now moving to England! Our first UK "Classical Minds" will take place in the village of Foxton at Foxton Village Hall, just outside of Cambridge. The festival is open to all ages from primary school through university and graduate school plus adult amateurs who study privately or just enjoy playing. CM offers private lessons, master classes, guitar orchestra, technique classes, guitar classes, workshops, and a solo, small ensemble & guitar orchestra recital on the last day. This year's faculty includes Daniela Rossi, Valerie Hartzell, and CM Festival Assistant, Mathew James. Hartzell & Rossi will perform a concert on the evening of the 26th.
classicalmindsfestival@gmail.com

Guitar Ensemble Weekend

From Friday 8th November 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 10th November 2019 at 2:00pm
Hitchin Hertfordshire
Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB
From £270 - 320 +£35 for Gerald
The November course takes place at Benslow Music in Hitchin. This is run by a charity, which puts on music courses and concerts, but our course is a private booking and is not part of their programme. The venue is within 3 miles of the A1(M) and 5-10 minutes’ walk from Hitchin railway station.

Guitar Ensemble Weekend

From Friday 15th November 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 17th November 2019 at 2:00pm
Rednal
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Hillscourt Rose Hill, Rednal B45 8RS
TBA £280 Approx
The focus of each weekend is playing in an ensemble of around 20 classical guitars. Conducted by Raymond Burley
raymond3325@gmail.com
For further information on the FGS, please email Ray Butcher.

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