With JOHN RENBOURN assisted by REMY FROISSART & MIKE WALKER
May 18th to 25th 2013
Agia Galini, Crete, Greece
As ever, the objective is to help the guitarist to enter into the rich musical world of John Renbourn and the distinctive playing style he has developed (and have some fun at the same time).
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.
Assisting John will be long-time friends guitar teacher Remy Froissart and guitarist and sound engineer Mike Walker.
We are taking bookings for the next event to be held in Spring 2013. This John Renbourn Guitar Workshop will be held in Greece on the South coast of the island of Crete – the workshop activity will take place at the Folk Art Museum in Agia Galini – a small port and beach resort in a picturesque location.
This part of Crete is possibly the most unspoilt area in the whole of the European Mediterranean coast and will provide a stunning setting for what promises to be a memorable workshop.
The workshops are run on a very informal and friendly basis in group sessions but with plenty of opportunities for the students to benefit from 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 guitar 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 in the 1980’s and worked with John on the early digital re-releases of the Pentangle/Renbourn/Jansch Transatlantic recordings).
The workshops will have optional sessions, demonstrations and talks where he 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 will 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. There will also be sessions showing how using a computer can assist the guitarist to learn and develop their musicality and technique.