We have run two guitar retreats since my last post, both in Cornwall – Our Blues weekend in Bude with Eddie Martin was well attended and well received, a masterclass in 12 bars, 3 chords and the truth! Last week myself, fellow tutor and ‘left hand man’ Paul Nicholas were back in the Scilly Isles on beautiful Tresco Island with a whole bunch of lovely people. The New Inn is a delightful venue and perfect for our needs. The simple unspoilt beauty of the island, it’s stunning botanical gardens and luxury spa make it a special place for partners too. Thankfully we just managed to avoid the recent crazy weather and made it there and back without any major issues, which is amazing when you consider we were flying out to an island in the Atlantic in tiny planes! There was a high standard of playing and singing amongst the guests which made the evenings particularly enjoyable and with the addition of the new Guitar Retreats Songbook on hand we had an absolute blast! We are looking forward to more dates there next year.
“With a little help from my friends” I have created a songbook containing 50 well known songs with simple chord progressions. It is a really useful resource in the evening sessions, it means that everyone can join in playing a few songs together no matter what their level. What’s more if you come on a retreat this year you get to keep one for free!
Promo Video Clip
While we were on Tresco one of our lovely guests offered to create a short promo video with me talking about the Guitar Retreats experience. Many thanks to Andrea (who travelled all the way from Germany with her friend Simone) for filming and editing this video. If you have not yet been on a retreat I hope it gives you an insight into what we provide. You can view it here on our YouTube site, please like and share it: What happens on a Guitar Retreat?
We have added two more events to the calendar. Freestyle Fun at Glewstone Court, Ross-On-Wye in November and our second Guitar Getaway to the Algarve next January.
Thats all the news for this month. Don’t delay book your place today!
Happy Easter 🙂