PSA Guitar Retreat 2020

Tuesday 1st to Saturday the 5th of September 2020

Okehampton - In The Heart Of Devon - UK

Only 3 Places Left (9 out of 12 have sold!)

4 Days and 4 Nights Jam Packed With Group Learning, Jamming, Playing With Others and One To One Tuition.

This Is Your Chance To Boost Your Playing Confidence and Meet Like Minded Acoustic Guitarists. It's going to be fun...

Have you ever had a time in your life when your guitar skills soared? You know, those times when you feel inspired, energised and positive about your playing.

For me, this happens the most when I'm playing guitar with other people.

Playing with others is the best confidence building technique I can think of. Second only to performing with other people.

It's such a buzz.

When you play with others it strengthens your sense of and rhythm timing.

Music is meant to be shared. It's mass communication. Sharing and learning with others is a natural progression that most guitarists experience eventually.

And that's exactly why the PSA Guitar Retreat was born. To give you the opportunity to learn, jam, perform and share your playing with other like-minded players.

Indulge Your Passion Without Distraction

The main goal of the retreat is to boost your playing confidence and inspire your practice.

The full itinerary isn't planned yet, but the retreat will cover rhythm and fingerstyle acoustic playing.

As the retreat is longer than 2019's debut there will be much more time for one to one tuition with Drue and Myles.

They'll be group workshops, group performances (organised by skill level), jamming and open mic performances in the evenings.

The Manor House Hotel & Spa

What's Included With The Retreat?

    • A four night stay in a 3-star hotel (double + single en-suite rooms available) In the heart of Devon, right next to Dartmoor National Park.


    • All food throughout the whole event. Vegetarians and special diets can easily be catered for.


    • Access to a hydro spa and a range of 60 activities including golf, archery and crafts.


    • The price includes all one to one tuition, workshops, sheet materials and recordings.


    • There are also 2 guitars you can use for the event but it's strongly recommended that you bring your own.


Open For A Limited Time Exclusively For PSA Members

General Sale Will Be Made Public On The 7th of March (for non PSA members)

Price Per Player = £959

Price Including Partner = £1239

I've Got Questions?

I've answered the most common questions below. Just click on the question to show the answer.

If you've got any other questions please email or add me on Skype: 'learnguitarinlondon' and I'll be happy to chat with you.

Q: How Good Does My Playing Have To Be?

A: As good as you are now. While this retreat isn’t for raw beginners the group will be a mix of skill levels.

You will need to be able to change between common open chords and be able to perform a couple of basic fingerstyle patterns. (More details about this at the bottom of this page…)

Q: I Don't Live In The UK. Can I Still Attend?

A: I would love to meet my international students at the retreat.

If you’re travelling from overseas the closest major airport is London Heathrow. The hotel is near Exeter train station, which is 3 hours by train from Heathrow.

Q: What's NOT Included In The Price?

A: Your travel to and from the retreat, evening drinks and travel insurance. Some of the hotel’s activities have additional costs.

Q: What's The Hotel Like?

A: The Manor House Hotel is right in the heart of Devon in Okehampton. It’s next to the Dartmoor National Park. It has 60 additional actiivities that you can choose from (when not playing guitar). Golf, spa, swimming pools, archery and a gym.

Find out more about the hotel at their website:

Q: How Do I Get To The Hotel?

A: Here’s the hotel’s postcode and address:

The Manor House Hotel, Fowley Cross, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4NA

There’s free parking at the hotel.

If you’re travelling by train from London the closest staion to the hotel is Exeter. Trains go from Paddington and Waterloo and take around two and a half hours. The hotel is 25 miles from Exeter station and you will need a taxi.

The nearest major airport is London Heathrow. You would need to catch a train from Heathrow to Exeter and then take a taxi from Exeter station to the hotel.

Q: Can I Bring A Partner With Me?

A: Yes. You can bring a non-playing partner for an extra £280. This includes full board for your partner and the 4-night stay. All activities and spa access are also included for your partner.

Rooms can be configured upon request. Just let me know.

Q: What's Your Cancellation Policy? (PLEASE READ)

A: If for any reason you have to cancel please allow at least 8 weeks before the event start date and I will try to fill your place and offer you a refund.

Unfortunately, if I cannot re-allocate your place I may not be able to offer you a refund.

In the event of a cancellation, deposits are non-refundable.

I reserve the right to change or cancel the event at any time. In which case, all students will be given a full refund.

If You're Feeling Hesitant or Not Ready For An Event Like This Please Read On...

We all get those creeping voices of doubt that stop us from taking action and becoming better guitarists.

For an event like this the common voices of doubt are:

Fear of being the worst guitar player in the room.

Fear of being judged by other players.

Fear that you're wasting other people's time because you're not good enough.

Fear of other people hearing you playing badly.

If you're hearing these doubting voices please understand this...

First of all, everyone who's ever attended an event like this has felt the same.

Second, no one cares if you're the worst or best player in the room.

As a teacher I just want you to feel inspired, enjoy yourself and improve your playing.

Everyone in the room will want the same thing. We're all there to learn, encourage and support each other with every workshop.

Don't let FEAR stop you from attending.

If you have any questions or you just want to talk to me before booking then see the booking form page.