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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating

Eating

From beachfront dining to our cosy inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

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

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

Just get in touch with our friendly Island Office team to make a booking by calling 01720 422849 or emailing us.

Non-participating partners are welcome at £705 per person (excludes guitar tuition). There is no single supplement applicable on this break for solo travellers.

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The Teachers

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

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Stay on Tresco

Winter and Festive breaks are not always available to book online - for cottage stays or New Inn breaks over the winter months please go to Winter on Tresco or call 01720 422849.

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849