Ian Cruickshank holds
a weekend course in Django Reinhardt/Jazz Guitar for groups of up to 12
guitarists at the following venues every year:
Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills,
Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9RB
Tel: 01462 459446
Fax: 01462 440171
(This is a general jazz guitar course)
Beckfoot House, Helton, Penrith, Cumbria.
Tel: 01931 713391
(This is a Django Reinhardt – style course)
For further details, please contact these venues direct.
Both venues are old country houses, set in beautiful grounds, with
comfortable accommodation and excellent food. The atmosphere is very informal
and relaxing, and a lot of fun is had by all. Nobody should feel apprehensive
about applying for a place on these courses - everybody is pretty much in
the same position, musically, and as long as you are familiar with common
chord progressions, and have the ability to accurately whistle, hum, or
sing a tune (not necessarily in public!), it is a pleasant, communal way
of learning a great deal. No music-reading ability is required. Acoustic
guitars (but not 12-strings) are most suitable. However, electric guitars
with small amps are also welcome. A notepad will be useful, although blank
chord window sheets, plus other materials will be provided. Come on –
don’t be shy, give it a try! These courses are guaranteed to boost
your confidence and improve your playing and knowledge.
Also available – One-to-one tuition with Ian Cruickshank
at his home. Please phone only on 01491 681021 for further information.