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JUSTIN SANDERCOE & TPW

GUITAR CLINICS

Guitar workshop in Tuscany, Italy • 2017
May 28 – June 10 2017
September 17 – 30 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 2017 with two sessions of workshop: in May/June with Acoustic Guitar Workshop, and September with Electric Guitar.  
Here is the updated program.
Spring session is at the bottom of the page.
SEPTEMBER GUITAR WORKSHOPS    2017
DATES 
September 17-23 2017 JUSTIN  SANDERCOE + DARIO CORTESE
September 24 -30 2017 JUSTIN  SANDERCOE + PETE  WHITTARD
 
COSTS
Workshop 1  £ (GBP) 
Workshop 2  £ (GBP) 
 
CLASS DESCRIPTION
Workshop 1   JUSTIN + DARIO
Workshop 2    JUSTIN + PETE
To register, please open the registration form here
Guitar-Workshop_RegistrationForm_2017
PLEASE NOTE:
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
roberti.carlo@gmail.com
TERMS & CONDITIONS
PLS READ ALSO THIS AND CONFIRM YOU AGREE WHEN RETURNING YOUR REGISTRATION FORM
Please do not send the deposit till we have confirmed availability in the workshop!!!
Once confirmed the availability at the workshop, please contact the Abbey of Spineto office, to confirm you registration. We have already reserved rooms for our group, you just have to confirm with them.
 
VENUE  Tuscany  – Italy
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS  Abbey of Spineto (Siena)
We have made a special agreement with discountes rates with this amazing place: a XI century old Abbey, at a centre of an 800 hectares estate.
Spineto Abbey
We will stay in three country houses that have been restored, with a mix of rural and modern feeling. Very cosy and confortable, with big rooms, stunning views on the countryside.
Each house has its own swimming pool. We will have our classes and jam session in the large studio of the main house, free to play all day! Totally immerse in nature.
If  you miss “city” life, Sarteano, a medieval town with a beautiful castle overlooking Val d’Orcia, some cosy cafes and a lively market it is only 10 minutes away.
And, as always, the most fascinating part of Tuscany is just around the corner: Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni and the Val d’Orcia.
Meals, prepared by the Abbey’s chef, will also be at the house: full breakfast, buffet lunch and dinners.
LODGING AND MEALS COSTS
DOUBLE ROOM single use                                    €  600
DOUBLE ROOM double occupancy                     € 600
MEALS per person                                                  €  310
Please, once registered at the workshop, contact the hotel to confirm your room and pay the deposit.
Speak with Beatrice at
beatrice.vinciarelli@abbaziadispineto.com
TRAVEL
Train
The closest railway station is Chiusi, on the line Florence-Rome. From there, we can arrange a free pick up service on Sunday  afternoon at 4 pm.  Please check the train schedule on  www.trenitalia.it
Car
From North (Milano/Florence)
Highway A1 take exit CHIUSI-CHIANCIANO TERME
- 100 meters after the exit turn left following directions to Sarteano-Radicofani  (S.S.n° 478);
– After less than 7 Km, there is a roundabout: go straight beyond this, for 200
meters, direction Centre. At the entrance of the square at Sarteano, turn left
immediately, taking the road direction Amiata Radicofani;
– After about 5 Km, on the right at the milestone “Km 12”, turn right and enter
the dig path with two cypressed line that take directly to Spineto Abbey. the
parking for visitors is at the end of the cypressed path down on the right.
From South (Rome)
Same.
Plane
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 Perugia airport (specially from London & Brussels) and Rome – there is train connection to Chiusi railway station (see above)
When to arrive/leave
You should arrive at the Abbey of Spineto 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 with Justin, Dario/Pete and Carlo, 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 the Abbey, and we have a first meeting at 6 pm.
 
PARTNERS
Partners are welcome to join you…while you will be working hard with Justin, they can be busy in many activities.
Beatrice at The Abbey 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 by the pool, or take the car and explore Tuscany.
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 60 minutes from Siena, 90 minutes from Florence, 30 minutes from Montepulciano…and many other jewels of the renaissance and middle age.
 
 
PAYMENT
Workshop payment
This can be done via PayPal or bank transfer to Justin.
£ 250 deposit using PayPal account
The balance is due 40 days before the start of the workshop, using bank transfer
Lodging & Meals payment
Please contact Abbey of Spineto for info, registration and payment.
beatrice.vinciarelli@abbaziadispineto.com
 
REGISTRATION
Once you have decided what workshop suits you better, please download the attached registration form, fill it and send it back to Carlo
roberti.carlo@gmail.com
together with the agreement of our T&C policy (see link)
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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SPRING GUITAR WORKSHOPS    2017
 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.
DATES 
May 28-June 3    1)  Almost Intermediate Acoustic Workshop
Jun3 4-10             2)  Advancing Beginner Acoustic Workshop
 
COSTS
Workshop 1  £ (GBP)  999
Workshop 2  £ (GBP)  999
 
 
VENUE  Bagno Vignoni (Siena), Italy
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
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
info@albergoleterme.it
Costs & availabiity workshop 1  May 28-June 3      Almost Intermediate Acoustic Workshop
 
Costs & availabiity workshop 2  June 4 -10          Advancin Beginner Acousti Workshop 
 
TRAVEL
Train
The closest station is Buonconvento. From there, we can arrange a free pick up service on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm.  Please check the train schedule on  www.trenitalia.it
Car
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.
Plane
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
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.
 
 
PAYMENT
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.
info@albergoleterme.it
 
REGISTRATION
Once you have decided what workshop suits you better, please download the attached registration form, fill it and send it back to Carlo
roberti.carlo@gmail.com
Guitar-Workshop_RegistrationForm_2016
Please feel free to contact Carlo for all the info regarding logistics, reservation, help with travel, or just for a chat!