October 7th-14th, 2018
Ukulele Learning – Beginners to Advanced with Matthew Stead and Peter Moss.
We are very excited to announce that we will be running a very special residential week of ukulele learning in the beautiful surroundings of El Pilar in Andalucia, Spain. This is your chance to swap your usual Autumn for a week on holiday in the Spanish sunshine with great music, friendship, incredible food, culture, fun and relaxation.
You can attend a range of ukulele lessons each day with two great tutors, who will cater to all abilities and styles. From beginners ukulele to advanced fingerstyle, we will ensure that there is something for everyone and all will come away having learned a wealth of new skills. As well as workshops, we’ll have concerts and ample opportunity to jam with new friends in a welcome and inclusive atmosphere. In the evening you can sit on the terrace, enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine (or OJ!) and practice what you’ve learned.
We’ll have a free day mid-week so you can have some time to explore the region and the final day sees El Pilar hold their annual fiesta so you’ll get to taste the music, culture, food and celebrations of this very special occasion.
About Your tutors
Matthew Stead is a professional Ukulele tutor and performer and proprietor of The Uke Room, ukulele shop and ukulele school of excellence based in the Forest of Dean, UK. Matthew makes music accessible and exciting for everyone and teaches all levels and ages. As well as at the Uke Room he teaches at John Kyrle High School in Ross as well as at uke events globally. Steven Sproat, one of the UKs most well known ukulele performers (he taught Frank Skinner how to play and is the author of top selling ukulele tuition books) named Matthew in his Absolute Admiration section in the latest edition of National Uke Magazine. Matthew’s last two ukulele albums received much acclaim and have led to performances at The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain and The Ukulele Festival of Scotland as well as many others. His music has been played globally and on Radio One in the UK.
Peter Moss is a professional, international Ukulele performer and workshop presenter, involved in playing ukulele for 45 years. His performances are quite unique covering many styles incorporating the ukulele, banjolele and vocal. A respected teacher and performer, his music has gained him notoriety in the ukulele world and he has even appeared on BBC Television. Peter has just returned from a brilliantly successful tour of Australia for the 3rd time in 12 months. He appeared for the second time at the Sunshine Coast Ukulele festival, alongside Sarah (Maisel) and Craig Chee and then travelled to Adelaide, Mt Gambier and concluded in Sydney. He has also appeared in Florida (3 times) on a tour of ukulele clubs from as far West as Pensacola to as far south as Ft Lauderdale.