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A range of creative courses run throughout the year, ranging from short weekend or mid-week breaks to week-long getaways. The Music Retreats schedule is updated regularly be sure to check back for the latest learning opportunities! Or subscribe to our mailing list below so you don't miss out!

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3rd Summer Saxophone Retreat
with Andy Scott and Jon Rebbeck

09-15 June 2024

With many decades of performing and teaching experience between them Andy & Jon present a fun action packed 5-day course covering all aspects of saxophone playing, from improving your sound & technique to playing in saxophone ensembles. With numbers capped at twelve you will have plenty of contact time with Jon & Andy, individually and in a group setting.

Tutors: Andy Scott & Jon Rebbeck

Level: We recommend a few years of playing experience and you're able to read music. Course limited to 12 places


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Guitar & Fiddle Folk Retreat
with Joe Broughton

22-29 June 2024

A five day retreat of hosted by Joe Broughton (Urban Folk Group) joined by Kevin Dempsey (Guitar) and Tom Chapman (Percussion)

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Composition 101
with Jon Rebbeck

19-23 August 2024

This 4-night retreat is suitable for anyone that is interested in composing, whether a beginner with no experience or someone looking to develop their skills. Whether you are interested to write a classical piece, a jazz chart or a song, we look at ideas for creating melody, dig deeper into harmony, structure, scoring and orchestration. Three days from blank manuscript to a completed work ready for recording or performance! Limited to only 3 places.

Tutor: Jon Rebbeck

Level: Able to read music, keyboard skills an advantage but not essential.  


08-14 September 2024

The world of Improvisation is presumed by many musicians to be mysterious and just too difficult, leaving you wondering how, and where, to make a start. Yet improvising in any genre can be very simple - and that’s where we are going to start.

This course is going to benefit anyone who has an interest in  improvising, whether a first time or an intermediate improviser. You will take your improvising to the next level with 5 days of intensive creativity under the guidance of two tutors ensuring a personalised musical experience to maximise your potential and enjoyment!

We explore a variety of styles, demystify the art of jazz improvisation by introducing simple concepts and techniques - and you will soon realise you have many of the skills already! Read more...

Tutors: Andy Scott & Jon Rebbeck
Instrument: All instruments and voice
Level: Intermediate and above. Course limited to 12 places

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22-28 September 2024

This course will benefit anyone with a keen interest in jazz, improvising and playing as part of a jazz ensemble.. If you have a basic grounding on your instrument then no previous experience of jazz or improvisation is necessary.


Perhaps you already play in a weekly big band or improvisation group. This is an opportunity to spend a solid week working at honing your skills and take that jazz solo with increased confidence!

Tutor: Mike Hall
Instrument: All instruments 
Level: Intermediate and above. Course limited to 12 places

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