This weekend course is for classical guitarists who wish to experience the enjoyment of playing in an ensemble, develop their technique and learn from performing their solo music in repertoire classes. Andrew Gough will be running a concurrent course for the intermediate ensemble players. (Please note that this weekend is not suitable for beginners.)
This course includes many aspects that are popular at the annual International Classical Guitar Summer School in August. You will receive tuition from both of the classical guitar weekend tutors, but will be assigned to a specific ensemble group according to your grade level; Andrew Gough (intermediate ensemble, Grades 4-6) and Vincent Lindsay-Clark (advanced ensemble, Grades 7+). The schedule will include warm-up/technique classes, repertoire classes (each student will be allocated an individual time to perform and discuss their solo repertoire with the tutor and fellow students), ensemble rehearsals, general question and answer sessions, and an informal student concert platform. The course concludes on the Sunday afternoon with a performance of the ensemble works studied.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
English guitarist Vincent Lindsey-Clark is well known for his compositions for the instrument. He writes music for both students and professionals, much of which, has been used extensively by the major exam boards and performed all round the world.