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2018 June: Blues Standards Jam Workshop (Justin & Pete Whittard)

  • Relais Palazzo Viviani, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 38 Via Roma 47837 Montegridolfo, Rimini Italy (map)

JustinGuitar and TPW have been running guitar workshops in Italy since 2013, and every time we put together a group of dedicated guitar passionate players to share a week on the hills of Tuscany.


This is a 6 day workshop running from SUNDAY the 24th (meeting in the afternoon) till SUNDAY the 1st (after breakfast). Pete Whittard will be joining me for this one.

We’ll be looking at 5 classic blues jam songs, 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, class size is maximum of 16 people.

Songs are still to be decided but it's likely we’ll make sure they’re fun and popular blues hits that you’re sure to know. This is another new location for us and this workshop will have a full day off in the middle of the week to go exploring around the local area (for us as well as you!). 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!

June 24th - July 1st 2018
Arrive Sunday 24th June 2018  and depart Sunday 1st July 2018

WORKSHOP PRICE:   £ (GBP)  1,399
FLIGHTS:   Are not included
ACCOMMODATION:   Click here to go to the Hotel Palazzo Viviani's website.
   Single room - €1210
   Double room - €1520
   Meals (per person) - Accommodation includes meals from Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast

VENUE & ACCOMMODATION:   Hotel Palazzo Viviani, Montegridolfo (Emilia-Romagna), Italy
Relais Palazzo Viviani, situated on the boundary between Romagna and Marche regions, lies in the green hills of Valconca valley, which gradually descends towards the Adriatic Sea, only few km away. Surrounded by a beautiful garden it commands a panoramic view over a countryside dotted with abandoned fortresses, towers, ancient churches and a small historical site.

ACCOMMODATION COSTS:   Click here to go to the Hotel Palazzo Viviani's website
7 night accommodation including meals from Sunday dinner to Sunday breakfast
   Single room - €1210
   Double room - €1520

TRAVEL INFO:   Click here for information on how to get to to Hotel Palazzo Viviani.

Partners are welcome to join you!! While you will be working hard with Justin, there are many activities to keep them busy.

You should arrive at the Hotel  BETWEEN 4 AND 6 P.M. on the Sunday of the beginning of your workshop.

This will give you time to check into your room, relax and be ready for the first meeting at 6 p.m. where you will meet your teachers and fellow students. In case you prefer to arrive a day earlier (Saturday) to explore the area or just chill-out before the workshop start, just let us know so that we can reserve your room for that night also.

Departure is the following Sunday, after breakfast.

IMPORTANT: When booking your flight, make sure that you will arrive at your chosen airport not too late during the day as wherever you plan to fly to it will take 2-3 hours to get to the Hotel from the airport, and we have our first meeting at 6 pm!

Please feel free to contact Carlo for all the info regarding logistics, reservation, help with travel, or just for a chat!
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Click here for information on how to book your place and the registration form