The next event is a workshop based on the music of BERT JANSCH with JOHN RENBOURN featuring WIZZ JONES and assisted by REMY FROISSART & MIKE WALKER
September 27th to October 4th 2014 at Gilwell Park, Essex, UK
Bookings Open Now
Click here for more information and then use the contact form on the left to enquire.
NEWS! Please note that entry for the Free Scholarship Place for this workshop is now closed.
The next Renbourn Guitar Workshop will be based on Bert Jansch's songs and instrumentals John will be assisted by Wizz Jones, Remy Froissart and Mike Walker.
Devised by Renbourn Guitar Workshops with the support of the Bert Jansch Foundation - a one week workshop to be held at Gilwell Park in Essex. Places available on a residential basis or non-residential for those able to commute from the London area.
Exploring the work and musical legacy of Bert Jansch in a workshop setting with 2 of his most illustrious contemporaries.
Click here for information
Click here to visit the Bert Jansch Foundation website
The Renbourn Guitar Workshops typically run for a week and are held in inspirational residential locations where developing or experienced fingerstyle guitarists can immerse themselves in playing and learning under the guidance of internationally renowned guitarist John Renbourn in comfortable and conducive surroundings.
All aspects of the wide-ranging Renbourn repertoire are reflected and the venues are chosen to offer a perfect setting for a relaxed but productive week of fingerstyle guitar music with one of the founding fathers of the Folk Baroque style of playing.
The sessions will be run on a very informal and friendly basis in group sessions but with plenty of opportunities for the students to benefit from smaller group work, one-to-one (or even 2 to 1) tuition on a specific tune or aspect from John’s repertoire.
John's credentials as a player and teacher are impeccable and he requires no introduction.
Remy Froissart, being an “early renbournist” (discovering John’s music in 1967) is a full time teacher (guitar and harmony), and has long experience in teaching this unique guitar style. John says - "If I wanted to learn to play the guitar like me, I'd go to Remy".
To augment the tuition, also present will be one time pro sound engineer and guitarist Mike Walker (Mike was senior mastering engineer at the legendary Trident Studios in London back in the day and worked with John on the early digital re-releases of the Pentangle/Renbourn/Jansch Transatlantic recordings).
The workshops usually have optional sessions, demonstrations and talks where Mike will offer his experience to give insights for an approach to home sound recording techniques using affordable kit and home computer technology. The idea is to give the solo guitarist an approach to achieving their own high quality recordings whether for home use, distribution or as a valuable self-teaching aid.
Students have the opportunity to record a piece and have it edited & mastered by Mike providing a tangible result from the workshop as well as a wonderful souvenir of what is likely to be an unforgettable week for any guitarist and Renbourn fan. When appropriate there are also optional sessions showing how using a computer can assist the guitarist to learn and develop their musicality and technique.