23 April 2010

Guitar Holidays 2010 - Sea, Strums and Sun?

If you are on the look out for a solution to give your guitar practice motivation a boost, then a guitar holiday could be just the thing you need. A guitar holiday will give you a concentrated burst of guitar learning away from the distractions of daily life.

A short workshop could be the ideal way to start to learn guitar, get over a learning bump, or simply find a new direction and fresh ideas to practice. In only a few days you can get enough ideas and material to fill your practice schedule for several months.

There are plenty of guitar holiday workshop offers where you can learn or perfect your guitar technique in a wide variety of styles. Here's a list of a few places where you might find your ideal guitar holiday.

In the USA

National Guitar Workshop offers comprehensive music education programs for guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers and vocalists at several campuses across the U.S.A.

SummerKeys offers courses for all levels in an old fishing village of Lubec on the Maine coast.

In the UK

Guitar Retreats offers weekend retreats in North Cornwall for guitarists of all levels. Themed weekends focused on one playing style. Out of season - no summer hols?

Guitar Weekends offers exactly what it says in a charming country house in the Lake District, Cumbria. Weekends for different levels from "strugglers" to confirmed players in rock, blues and jazz styles.

Guitar Getaways offer week long intensive guitar study in Cornwall. You can participate in a class or take individual lessons in the topics of your choice.

Cambridge Guitar Holidays offers two hours of individual tuition each weekday morning. There are holidays for beginners and improvers covering skills from chords and strums to more advanced techniques, sight reading, music theory, scales and arpeggios.

International Guitar Foundation offers summer schools in all styles of guitar playing at Cheltenham in south west England. They also offer courses for younger players in London, Bath and Gateshead.

Elsewhere in Europe

Creative Vacances offers guitar holidays in France covering acoustic blues guitar, electric blues guitar and fiddle and guitar. Courses are run by english speaking tutors in the Charente Maritime area of western France.

Mountain Cortijo Holiday Guitar Tuition could suit those looking for warmer holidays. Based in Andalucia, southern Spain, it offers one to one and small group tuition in a mountain farmhouse. Classical, flamenco, blues, rock and jazz guitar styles are all covered.


A guitar holiday is a great way to get in some intensive lessons. If you don't have a regular teacher then it's a great occasion to launch yourself into a new project or finally realize that dream and start to learn to play guitar.

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