Course Information

A Week of intensive guitar study, with cutting edge guitar tutors. This course is ideal for those who really want to get their heads down and turn the corner with their playing. This is a no compromise guitar holiday designed to show you the way to success on your instrument.

The course will take place at Cornwall's Penryn Campus, a great base from which to pursue new directions in your guitar playing.

This Guitar Getaway is suitable for a wide range of guitarists - whether you are an "improver" who can play a few basic "open" chords, and are keen to progress your playing, or a long time player who is out of practice or has not studied formally in the past, the Summer Break curriculum will provide a solid grounding in how to push forward your guitar playing.

Not everyone on the course will be at the same level - some will have taken more lessons, know more theory, and some will have more performance experience. The course is not designed for robots, or to produce them - students benefit by learning from both the less experienced, who often know one or two things that other players have missed, and from the more technical or theoretical players on the course.

You will learn fretboard, chord and scale theory, all applied using backing tracks and other musical examples. This course should represent a giant step in assisting clearing up any confusion that you may have encountered when learning the guitar in the past..

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Individual Guitar Getaways are an ideal option if you want to:

  • Study longer or shorter hours for each day of your holiday
  • Study a more specialised style of guitar
  • Focus on one or two aspects of your playing - such as improvisation or song-writing

The core of an Individual Guitar Getaway is a collection of one to one private lessons. Depending on your preference, these can be supplemented with performance coaching with a rhythm section. You can take as many private lessons each day as you like, although for Beginners, it is generally recommended not to take more than three hours on any one day. An effective plan might be to take one or two hours of lessons in the morning (say from 9-11), and a further one or two hours in the afternoon (say from 4-6). Because they are arranged on a custom made basis, to book your individual Guitar Getaway, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Guitar Getaways Awaydays are focused around master-class or seminar events with some of the most highly regarded guitar players in the world. Usually run over a half day or during the evening, these events are designed to provide insight and inspiration to aspiring guitarists.