Classical Guitar Masterclass

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Classical Guitar

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Fri 25Aug
Sun 27Aug

Study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation

Facilitator: Craig Ogden

A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will be ensemble work as well as masterclass tutorials.

Event time: Fri 25th Aug 2023 at 4:00pm - Sun 27th Aug 2023 at 4:00pm

· Solo & Ensemble Exercises · Performance Psychology ·

At a Glance

  • Study with one of the UK’s leading guitarists
  • Play alongside others of a similar level
  • Solo and ensemble exercises
  • Concert by Craig Ogden
  • Hone your technique with individual attention

What You will Gain

  • An in depth study of practice technique
  • A fresh look at the key principles of left and right hand technique
  • An understanding of nail shape and angle of attack to create beautiful and varied tone
  • Fingering options and alternatives, and understanding the limits of notation
  • Practice with interpretation of music from different periods
  • Performance psychology and an enhanced awareness of concentration
"A fascinating, focused course with clear teaching, achievable goals and a really fun learning environment. Loved it and will do it again."



"Very useful and ideal level. Tutor was excellent. Fantastic food and venue."
"Fantastic insights into playing, performing and performance issues."

Your Stay at Hawkwood

Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

Mindful walking through our woodland trails
Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
Discover surrounding charming market towns

This course/event is part of our Creative Arts Summer School Programme


Summer is a time to be adventurous and try something new.

Don’t miss the chance to learn a new skill and invest in your creativity across the summer; book now as spaces are limited. Residential courses, one-day workshops and events are all available.

· songwriting · classical guitar · contemplative painting · personal development · loom weaving · embroidery · dancing · theatre craft · writing · leatherwork · landscape painting · alexander technique · choral singing ·

Hawkwood Creative Arts Summer School

Price Options

£360 Non-residential
£420 Residential Shared room
£460 Residential Single room


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Practical Information

Please bring your guitar and music stand. Participants should be of Grade 6 standard or higher.

Arrivals from 4 pm with afternoon tea, your first group activity will be dinner as a group at 6:30 pm, followed by a concert from Craig at 8pm. The course finishes with afternoon tea at 4 pm on Sunday.

Craig Ogden

Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation, studying guitar from the age of seven.

Craig’s recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim and his five Classic FM albums all shot straight to No.1 in the UK classical chart.

Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all the main UK orchestras plus many abroad. He regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at major venues and collaborates with the UK’s top artists and ensembles.

Craig Ogden is Head of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music, Adjunct Fellow of the University of Western Australia, Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Curator of Craig Ogden’s Big Guitar Weekend at The Bridgewater Hall and Director of the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival.

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