Study classical with Bridget!
If you want to take your classical skills to the next level, Helicon Arts will be holding a first class classical guitar course at Cortijo Barranco, a stunning olive estate in the Andalucían hills in Spain, from August 30 to September 6. The course is aimed at classical guitarists (from the enthusiastic amateur to the professional) and offers immersive tuition in repertoire (solo and ensemble), guitar technique, theory, sight-reading, arranging and ensemble skills, culminating in a final performance in the delightful town of Arcos de la Frontera. The course will take the format of small group teaching, one-to-one sessions, masterclasses and ensemble coaching. Each student will receive a tailored programme to match their individual requirements and needs.
Under the guidance of eminent tutors Bridget Mermikides and Amanda Cook, the course will allow participants to refine their technique, learn new repertoire and gain confidence. At least three years minimum experience is recommended, but enthusiasm counts! If you are unsure about your level of experience, get in touch via the website below.
Workshop sessions and individual lessons will take place in the mornings and early afternoons, leaving the rest of the day for planned excursions or time out. In addition, a masterclass with a leading flamenco guitarist is planned, as well as optional acoustic jazz guitar workshop sessions with Milton Mermikides, Professor of Jazz Guitar at the Royal College of Music.
The total cost of the course is £975 and includes the following: seven nights full-board accommodation; all meals (except evening meal in Seville); excursions and activities; transfer from Malaga airport and local transportation (for organised excursions); and tuition and all other course costs. Flights are not included in the price. Visit www. heliconarts.co.uk/guitar2014/ for further details and reservations.
Classical maestros Bridget Mermikides and Amanda Cook (inset)