Guitar Retreats offer guitar holidays, guitar weekends, guitar weekend breaks, short holidays and short guitar breaks in Cornwall, England, UK. Wether you are a beginner or expert or just want to give it a go, Guitar Retreats can provide the tuition and coaching to help improve your play in a friendly and relaxed environment in beautiful North Cornwall.

to Guitar Retreats. Our Guitar Retreats give you the time and space you need to indulge your passion for playing guitar without all the usual interruptions and distractions found at home.

Guitar Retreats are aimed at all levels of guitar players who want to learn new skills and increase their confidence in a group situation. We create a relaxed, supportive and inspiring environment for you to concentrate on your guitar playing. Our weekend long retreats and one day workshops take place in great getaway locations that include Wales, Cornwall and Dorset.


We offer 'All Inclusive' retreats where your accommodation and meals are included in the weekend package. We also run 'Weekend Workshops' where you provide your own accommodation and meals. Plus, we offer intensive 'One Day Courses'.

Our retreats are created to give you the personal time that you need to focus solely on your guitar playing. They give you time and space in which to learn, share skills, practise and interact with other guitar enthusiasts.

When you can't find the time, energy and inspiration to play guitar at home and you want to take your playing to the next level - YOU NEED A GUITAR RETREAT!

This is the type of question we get asked the most and the simple answer is YES! Enthusiasm is more important than ability on our retreats. We don't discriminate on the basis of skill; whatever you are able to do now is fine. The retreats will help you to gain confidence in your playing abilities.

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Guitar Retreats, Bude, Cornwall

December 2017 - British Invasion Weekend Retreat - Bude

01/12/2017 - 03/12/2017

Friday 5pm - Sunday 1pm


A weekend focusing on the songs and guitar playing of the great British pop bands of the 1960s - The Beatles and The Stones, The Kinks and The Who, The Small Faces, The Animals, The Hollies, The Yardbirds, The Troggs etc...Lessons will be tailore...


Guitar Retreats, Cornwall

Time to Play

The majority of our Guitar Retreats are held over a weekend from a Friday evening through to the Sunday lunchtime. Our retreats are relaxed, informal affairs which incorporate structured activities in a supportive learning environment. They include at least 8 hours of tutor led group teaching sessions, plus extra one-to-one tuition (We do not use musical notation in our lessons so you do not need to read music). Throughout the weekend you will be coached to bring out the best in your guitar playing.

You will also have time to jam with the other

players and of course the opportunity to spend some quality time 'alone' with your guitar!

We like to have fun on our retreats and the highlight for many of our guests is the open-mic session on Saturday night. Here we create a friendly, supportive environment in which to air your favourite songs to the group, join in on an impromptu jam session, or just to sit back and enjoy the music. These nights often last into the early hours!

Each of our retreats features different styles and tutors. We have weekends for both acoustic and electric players and all styles and all standards are welcome. Our Freestyle Retreats are for all comers in any style and are suitable for beginners upwards. We also run courses with tutors who specialize in specific styles including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Americana, Folk, Fingerstyle and Contemporary.

I had put myself in an 'I can't do that' box. Coming on the retreat has made me see that and helped me smash that box!

Alec Williams - Bristol

Electric Guitar and Acoustic Guitar Lessons at Guitar Retreats

Acoustic & Electric

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