The 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.
Our Guitar Retreats have been crafted to give you the personal time that you need to focus solely on your guitar playing, away from the usual interruptions and distractions of home.
These special events will feature two group guitar teaching sessions each day, with the afternoons free to play, roam the island or enjoy some one-to-one tuition. Plus, you can join in the evening sing-a-longs and jam sessions. These retreats are designed to help you gain confidence and go forward with your guitar playing. You’ll learn a lot, meet other guitar fans and go home with a bunch of songs and techniques to re-invigorate your playing.
Enthusiasm is more important than ability and you will be helped and guided to find your own comfortable level within the group sessions. The classes are aimed at intermediate abilities and will feature a wide range of material from Classic Pop/Folk/ Rock/Blues/Country styles. We will cover finger style patterns, strumming techniques, improvising using simple scales, de-mystifying theory, and a whole bunch of tips and tricks to take your playing to the next level.
Find out more at the Guitar Retreats website.
Please note: the March 2021 Guitar Retreats have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation. We hope to confirm our 2022 Guitar Retreats dates soon. Be the first to know by signing up to our email newsletters for the latest Tresco offers, competitions, news and views.
Stuart Marshall (12th-16th March & 18th-22nd March) is the founder of Guitar Retreats and group leader on the events. He is a professional guitar and vocal coach with many years experience as both a teacher and a gigging musician. During the past 12 years he has taught many hundreds of adults on his own Guitar Retreat events in the UK and abroad. Stuart instills confidence in others and enables them to find their own way of learning and improving. Find out more about Stuart and Guitar Retreats at the Guitar Retreats website www.guitar-retreats.co.uk.
Paul Nicholas (12th-16th March) is an accomplished acoustic guitar player and singer songwriter from Wales. As well as teaching he regularly plays clubs and festivals all over the U.K. Paul is an engaging and enthusiastic teacher who really enjoys showing students how to get the most out of their guitar playing and most of all what to do at ‘the dusty end of the guitar’!
Colin Wilson (18th-22nd March) is a gifted guitar player and singer songwriter with decades of experience playing, teaching and gigging. A published songwriter with 7 albums to his name, he specialises in acoustic finger style techniques.