Tresco Guitar Retreat
Indulge your passion for the guitar on Tresco; the perfect relaxed, supportive and inspiring environment, with expert tuition and fun group playing sessions.
|Thursday 14th - Monday 18th March 2024
|£845 per participant
Our Guitar Retreats have been crafted to give you the personal time you need to focus solely on your guitar playing, away from the usual interruptions and distractions of home.
Each day, you'll benefit from morning group teaching from 10 am - 12:45 pm, an afternoon group teaching session from 4 - 5 pm, and an after-dinner jam/open mic session. There will also be plenty of free time to play, roam the island, go to the spa, or take advantage of some one-to-one guitar tuition.
The teaching material suits all abilities, from relative beginners to intermediate and above. It will feature a wide range of material from Classic Pop/Folk/ Rock/Blues songs from the last few decades. It will cover fingerstyle patterns, strumming techniques, simple scales, useful theory, and many tips and tricks designed to take your playing to the next level. The teaching material is aimed primarily at acoustic instruments, but electric guitar players are also welcome to participate.
The retreat is designed to be fun first and inclusive without pressure or competition. You’ll go home with new songs and techniques to re-invigorate your practice and playing.
Find out more at the Guitar Retreats website.
The break costs £845 per person, and includes:
- Four nights' bed & breakfast accommodation at The New Inn
- Tuition with Stuart Marshall
- Use of the Flying Boat Studio
- Access to the Tresco Island Spa and Tresco Abbey Garden throughout your stay
- Transfers between Tresco Heliport or the quay and The New Inn on arrival and departure
Non-participating partners are welcome at £705 per person (excludes guitar tuition). There is no single supplement applicable on this break for solo travellers.
Stuart Marshall is the founder of Guitar Retreats and group leader of all our events. A guitar and vocal coach with decades of experience as a working musician and live performer both in the UK and internationally. Stuart enjoys playing and teaching in many genres, including Rock, Pop, Reggae, Americana, Funk and Blues. He works with students of all ages and abilities, facilitating groups and guiding individuals to explore and develop their talents. Over the last 15 years, he has run numerous successful events and taught many hundreds of adults through his Guitar Retreats. Stuart loves to share the simple 'joy of making music' with as many people as possible. You can hear some of Stuart's recordings here.
Guest Tutor: Chris Woods is a trained music educator and an award-winning composer and performer with his groundbreaking and innovative guitar-playing style. As an author, he has written three publications for Hal Leonard books on fingerstyle guitar. Chris also writes regular columns in Guitar Techniques and Acoustic Magazine and runs courses for the International Guitar Foundation and other respected music education organisations. Besides all that, he has a passion for bringing guitar players of all kinds together in guitar ensembles like his ‘Guitar Revolution’ project. At the heart of what drives Chris is a deep understanding of the joy of making and playing music together. He has a natural flare for bringing out the best in guitarists of all ages and is just as passionate about teaching beginners as he is about advanced players. He is a patient, encouraging teacher who brings fun and humour to all his lessons.
Image: Scilly Sounds by Stuart Kettle