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Guitar Weekend for Women (cancelled)

Friday 26 Mar 4pm — Sunday 28 Mar 4pm, 2021

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (tuition, activities, all meals & accommodation):

  • £262– single ensuite room
  • £225– sharing an ensuite room
  • £225– single non-ensuite room
  • £180 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (tuition, activities, all meals):

  • £170

Non Resident (tuition, activities, all meals except breakfast):

  • £160

This course has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will provisionally transfer existing bookings to a rescheduled course in 2022 (check back for details). Please contact us to transfer to an alternative event, or to arrange a refund. Thank you.

This weekend is all about helping you develop your playing and opening up opportunities to improve – in a comfortable and welcoming space. On the first day, Vera will teach you how to pick a couple of tunes and how to make them sound good. The following day will be focused on playing together, listening to each other and supporting each other’s playing. The main aim is to feel inspired and gain confidence on your instrument.

Who’s it For?

This course is aimed at acoustic guitar playing women of an intermediate level. You will need a plectrum.

As a guide, to get the most from the course you’ll need a grasp of the following topics:

  • All common open major and minor chords
  • Some basic fingerpicking and or plectrum picking ability
  • Steady, even strumming rhythm in 4/4 time

The Tutor

Vera Heeringen is an accomplished and highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. She was part of the brilliantly comedic New Rope String Band for five years and has toured with several Cajun and Old time greats such as Dirk Powell and Sheryl Cormier. In recent years Vera has been performing with her own trio and has just released her third album ‘Won’t be Broken’ which has been described by the press as her best yet. Vera has taught guitar for over 10 years and is known for her inclusive approach which aims to inspire in a laid back and enjoyable way.

Vera has a gift that brings guitar a life in a way that’s entirely her own…” – FolkWords