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Guitar workshop in Tuscany, Italy • 2017

May 28-June 2017
June 4-10 2017
We have been running guitar workshops in Italy for the last 5 years, and every time we put together a group of dedicated guitar passionate players to share a week on the hills of Tuscany.
We will be back in spring 2017 with two acoustic guitar workshops.
Here is the updated program.
To register, please open  the registration form here
Can you tell us a bit about your playing history and what things you can do and what you struggle with? To help us make sure you are a good fit for the course and are at the right level to enjoy it!
Complete the form it and sent it back to Carlo
Please don’t send the deposit till we have confirmed availability in the workshop!!!
Once confirmed the availability at the workshop, check the two links to the hotel with types or room and costs and write them to reserve directly.
WE have reserved rooms for our group, and of course the first to register will get the best places!
Advancing Beginner Acoustic Workshop
The Advancing Beginner Acoustic Workshop is aimed at students finishing the Beginner’s Course on my web site and want to consolidate all that information and learn a bunch of new fun skills. If you “kind of” play F chord and can strum ok but it needs work, you struggle to play songs all the way through and you’re not really sure what to do with scales then this course is for you! But it’s not for complete beginners – stage 7+ on my course should be fine.
It’s a FUN course but we have 4 hours of classes on 4 days and 2 hours on the final day, followed by a group concert (voluntary – don’t worry!). We’ll be exploring strumming, ear training, music theory, basic improvising and jamming, technique development and blues.
Almost Intermediate Acoustic Workshop
The Almost Intermediate Acoustic Workshop is aimed at confident beginners keen to explore acoustic specific techniques before moving onto intermediate course material. You should be confident with open chords, strumming, basic theory and ear training. We may start using some barre chords, but it’ll be mostly open position playing.  If you’ve done my Advancing Beginner Course (the “Oh When!” class of 2016) this is the one for you!
We’ll be looking at different skill sets every day: Finger Picking Basics, Solo Blues Guitar (playing blues on your own and mixing lead and rhythm!), Basic Acoustic Percussion (adding percussive hits and slaps while playing!), Making Chord Melody Arrangements and a little Lead Guitar Improvisation.



May 28-June 3    1)  Almost Intermediate Acoustic Workshop
Jun3 4-10             2)  Advancing Beginner Acoustic Workshop


Workshop 1  £ (GBP)  999
Workshop 2  £ (GBP)  999


VENUE  Bagno Vignoni (Siena), Italy
Hotel Le Terme – Bagno Vignoni
We have made a special agreement with this lovely hotel, and have reserved  12 rooms for you at a very special rate.  Please, once registered at the workshop, contact the hotel to reserve your room. The offer is only valid till March 31st, 2017
Costs & availabiity workshop 1  May 28-June 3      Almost Intermediate Acoustic Workshop
Costs & availabiity workshop 2  June 4 -10          Advancin Beginner Acousti Workshop 


The closest station is Buonconvento. From there, we can arrange a free pick up service on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm.  Please check the train schedule on  www.trenitalia.it
From North (Milano/Florence)
Highway A1 take exit Firenze Impruneta and then take freeway to Siena.  Exit at Siena Sud then SP 2 direction  Rome.  
After San Quirico, keep going for lm 6 till you see the signs on your right foe Bagno Vignoni. 
From South (Rome)
From South, exit Chiusi, following the direction Chianciano – Montepulciano – Pienza –  Bagno Vignoni.
The closest and most practical airport is the one of Florence. From there you can easily reach the train station by bus and then follow the train itinerary (see above).
Also consider Pisa airport (specially from the UK) – there is train connection to Buonconvento train station (see above)
You can also take a taxi from the airport, or order a car service. Car service is around € 150 – you can split the cost with other students – a taxi can be more expensive
When to arrive/leave
You should arrive at Hotel Le Terme  BETWEEN 4 AND 6 P.M. on the Sunday of the beginning of your workshop (May 28th or June 4th)
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 teacher 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 too.
Departure is the following Saturday, after breakfast.
IMPORTANT         when booking your flight, make sure that you will arrive at the chosen airport not too late during the day…wherever you plan to fly to, it will take you 2-3 hours to arrive to Bagno Vignoni, and we have a first meeting at 6 pm.
Partners are welcome to join you…while you will be working hard with Justin, they can be busy in many activities.
Le Terme can help you in organizing guided tours, wine tasting, cooking school… you can just relax at the Hotel spa and use their services, or simply grab a book and lay in our garden.
If you are into art, is said that one fifth of the artistic goods in the world are in Italy, and most of these in Tuscany…we are 40 minutes from Siena, 90 minutes from Florence, 30 minutes from Montepulciano…and many other  jewels of the renaissance and middle age.



Workshop payment
This can be done via PayPal or bank transfer to Justin.
£ 250 deposit using PayPal account tour@justinguitar.com
The balance is due 40 days before the start of the workshop, using bank transfer
Lodging & Meals payment
Please contact Hotel Le Terme for info, registration and payment.


Once you have decided what workshop suits you better, please download the attached registration form, fill it and send it back to Carlo


Please feel free to contact Carlo for all the info regarding logistics, reservation, help with travel, or just for a chat!