Guitar Retreats – Spring 2017 Newsletter

R.I.P Chuck Berry. A true guitar legend who influenced almost everybody who picked up an electric guitar in the 50s and 60s right up to the present day. A larger than life character, he left us some great guitar riffs and songs that will last forever. Chuck Berry Retreat anybody!?

We have just returned from our very first Tresco Island Guitar Retreat and what a week it was! Amazing location, great people, fantastic guitar playing, jamming and teaching. A whole lot of fun was had by all. We are really looking forward to returning there in October which has sold out already – we must be doing something right! However, if you missed out, there will be another one in March 2018. Have a look at what we got up to on our facebook page –

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The Tresco Troubadours!
We are very much looking forward to our next Acoustic Fingerstyle Weekend Retreat at Glewstone Court, Ross-on-Wye in a couple of weeks’ time. Again, sold out but we have another weekend booked there in November. Our Americana Guitar Retreat.  Over that weekend we will learn many classic songs that define the term Americana by artists who have influenced so much popular music.We will study the guitar styles that make up this eclectic genre stretching back over 60 years.  From Hank Williams to Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, from The Eagles, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell to The Doobie Brothers, Springsteen, Tom Petty and R.E.M. We even have a little ‘sweet soul music’ lined up to get you in the groove!


We do have places available on our second Guitar and Songwriting Retreat in France. This is a week long residential retreat in a magical setting in The Dordogne, France, practicing the art and craft of songwriting for the guitarist. Over the week you will be taught and guided to complete your own compositions in the company of other budding songwriters. There will be heaps of guitar time too including lessons on creating interesting chord progressions and understanding  the theory behind them. La Perdrix is a haven of creativity for all kinds of art and music and the perfect place to bring out your inner songwriter! Please have a look at our website for more information.

We are currently looking into running more weekend events at new venues in the U.K. Including one back in Bude, Cornwall for an end of year bash in December. Watch this space.

And finally the BIG NEWS! we mentioned last month …. fancy playing your guitar in the sun?….. in January?!

Well here we go!: GUITAR GETAWAY IN THE ALGARVE available to book NOW!!

Thats all folks, if I dont see you on retreat soon….carry on strumming 🙂


Stuart and the team