I’m delighted to announce that for my next workshop I’ll be joined by my good friend, Thomas Leeb. Enjoy a weekend spent with old friends and new, immersed in all things guitar! The dates are Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2019, 11:00 until 16:30.
Over the course of the weekend we’ll be looking at composition, arrangement, performance and technique through a study of repertoire and various exercises. A workbook will be emailed to you in advance.
The cost for the weekend is £155 and that includes lunch on both days and teas/coffees/refreshments. The location is Monkton Combe which is just 3 miles outside of the beautiful city of Bath, in the South West of the UK. Getting here from abroad is easy – there are many flights to Bristol airport and from there it is an easy trip to Bath railway station where we can collect you if necessary.
Arrival and registration is on Saturday 16th March at 10.30am and the workshop runs from 11.00am – 4.30pm on the Saturday and the Sunday. On the Saturday evening we all head into Bath for a curry and drinks (this is optional and not included in the workshop fee).
The workshop is limited to just 14 places and will sell out quickly – to book your place please use the online form and specify any dietary requirements. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in March!
Thomas Leeb’s guitar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. What sets Thomas apart from some of his contemporaries is his ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music. Three years studying West African traditional music give him a sense of timing and groove that is unusual in a guitarist. All this has earned him a loyal world-wide following and influential fans such as Eric Roche who was his guitar teacher, “for about five minutes and then I heard him play”, Jon Gomm awarded him “ten out of ten Gomms” and Guthrie Govan who thinks that “what Thomas does on an acoustic guitar probably shouldn’t be legal.”
Intermediate and above
Monkton Combe is located 3.5 miles from Bath, 11.3 miles from Frome and 14.5 miles from Bristol. If you enter the village of Monkton Combe on Church Lane via Brassknocker Hill, the village hall is on your right hand side as you drive through the village opposite The Wheelwrights Arms pub (postcode BA2 7HB). There is a free car park just beyond the village hall, around the corner. Otherwise there is on-street parking nearby and down the bottom of Mill Lane. There is a limited bus service to Monkton Combe but if you take the number 2 bus from Bath Bus Station to Combe Down, we can collect you there.
Here are some local accommodation providers:-
The Wheelwrights Arms is located opposite the hall: the-wheelwrights-arms-gb.book.direct
Tucking Mill View, Brooks View and Fishermen’s Retreat are luxury cottages located within walking distance of the hall: bathselfcatering.net
Waterhouse Hotel is a short walk through the countryside to the hall: www.waterhousebath.co.uk/accommodation