SOLD OUT - Campfire Acoustic Jamming Workshop
Sep
9
to Sep 15

SOLD OUT - Campfire Acoustic Jamming Workshop

  • Hotel Le Terme, Tuscany, Italy (map)
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This workshop will be based around two things, jamming and repertoire. It’s for those that have the basics down but want to explore playing more with others in an informal jam or campfire environment. We’ll be looking at easy songs to jam out in a campfire situation and at how to join in with complimentary parts, improvisation skills and increasing vocabulary.

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Campfire Acoustic Jamming Workshop - Sept
Sep
16
to Sep 22

Campfire Acoustic Jamming Workshop - Sept

  • Hotel Le Terme, Tuscany, Italy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will be based around two things, jamming and repertoire. It’s for those that have the basics down but want to explore playing more with others in an informal jam or campfire environment. We’ll be looking at easy songs to jam out in a campfire situation and at how to join in with complimentary parts, improvisation skills and increasing vocabulary.

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Blues Standards Jam Workshop with Justin Sandercoe & Pete Whittard
Jun
24
to Jul 1

Blues Standards Jam Workshop with Justin Sandercoe & Pete Whittard

  • Relais Palazzo Viviani, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (map)
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Pete Whittard will be joining me for this one. We’ll be looking at 5 classic blues jam songs and the emphasis will be on improvisation within the genre as well as Blues rhythm skills. You can expect 3 hours of lessons (90 mins with each Pete and myself) in the day and 2 hours jamming with a band in the evening. The hotel looks awesome, it’s called Palazzo Viviani – check it out, it’s likely your partners will want to join you for this one!

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Campfire Acoustic Jamming Workshop - May
May
27
to Jun 2

Campfire Acoustic Jamming Workshop - May

  • Hotel Le Terme, Tuscany, Italy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will be based around two things, jamming and repertoire. It’s for those that have the basics down but want to explore playing more with others in an informal jam or campfire environment. We’ll be looking at easy songs to jam out in a campfire situation. We'll look at how to join in with complimentary parts, improvisation skills and at increasing vocabulary.

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Style Explorer Jam Workshop with Justin Sandercoe & Dario Cortese
Apr
22
to Apr 28

Style Explorer Jam Workshop with Justin Sandercoe & Dario Cortese

  • Hotel Borgo Conde, Forli, Italy (map)
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I will be joined by my regular comrade Dario Cortese. Much like the last workshop, we’ll be playing a different song in a different style each night with a band. You can expect 2 hours of song prep in the morning and an hour in the afternoon on related material and then 2 hours jamming in the evening. Class size is a maximum of 16 people.

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SOLD OUT - Rolling Stones Jam Workshop with  JUSTIN SANDERCOE + PETE WHITTARD
Sep
24
to Sep 30

SOLD OUT - Rolling Stones Jam Workshop with JUSTIN SANDERCOE + PETE WHITTARD

  • Abbey of Spineto (Siena), Tuscany, Italy (map)
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A whole week dedicated to playing the music of the Rolling Stones. Pete played the Keith part in The Counterfeit Stones (THE Stones tribute band) for over 10 years, and I played the Brian/Mick/Ronnie part for 5 of those. We’ll be looking at techniques, tunings, guitar layering and 5 all time classics (may change) the songs will be: Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Gimme Shelter, Oh! Carol and Can You Hear Me Knockin!

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SOLD OUT - Style Explorer Jam Workshop with Justin Sandercoe & Dario Cortese
Sep
17
to Sep 23

SOLD OUT - Style Explorer Jam Workshop with Justin Sandercoe & Dario Cortese

  • Abbey of Spineto (Siena), Tuscany, Italy (map)
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Five days of guitar fun - we'll be looking at a different style every day, to (probably) include rock, country, blues, soul and jazz. You can expect 90 mins of class tuition from each tutor, each day (song prep and related lessons) and then up to 2 hour of late afternoon jamming with our resident drummer and bass player (same as last 2 years, Guido and Gianluca). 

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SOLD OUT - Advancing Beginners Acoustic Guitar Workshop
Jun
4
to Jun 10

SOLD OUT - Advancing Beginners Acoustic Guitar Workshop

  • Hotel Le Terme, Bagno Vignoni (Siena), Tuscany, Italy (map)
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Aimed at students finishing the Beginner’s Course on my web site, who want to consolidate all that information and learn a bunch of new fun skills. We’ll be exploring strumming, ear training, music theory, basic improvising and jamming, technique development and blues.

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SOLD OUT - Almost Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Clinic
May
28
to Jun 3

SOLD OUT - Almost Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Clinic

  • Hotel Le Terme, Bagno Vignoni (Siena), Tuscany, Italy (map)
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Aimed at confident beginners keen to explore acoustic specific techniques before moving onto intermediate course material. We’ll be looking at different skill sets every day: Finger Picking Basics; Solo Blues Guitar; Basic Acoustic Percussion; Making Chord Melody Arrangements; and a little Lead Guitar Improvisation.

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