Classical Guitar Masterclass

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Classical Guitar

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Fri 30Aug
Sun 01Sep

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.

Earlybird places are now sold out; standard priced places are now available.
If you would like to book a shared room, please contact Cathy on 01453 759 034 or email

Event time: Fri 30th Aug 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 1st Sep 2024 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


"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.

If you wanted to attend with a friend or partner who doesn’t play guitar, we can offer B&B only places so they can go and explore the beautiful Cotswolds!

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

Price Options

£323 Earlybird Non-Residential
£382 Earlybird Residential Shared
£425 Earlybird Residential Single
£380 Non-Residential
£450 Residential Shared
£500 Residential Single


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£ 175.00
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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.

If you wanted to attend with a friend or partner who doesn't play guitar, we can offer B&B only places so they can go and explore the beautiful Cotswolds!

Craig Ogden

Described by BBC Music Magazine as "A worthy successor to Julian Bream", Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation.
Craig has performed concertos with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including several world premieres of concertos written for him. He regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at major venues and collaborates with the UK’s top artists and ensembles.

One of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, he has accumulated an acclaimed discography for Chandos, Virgin/EMI, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and five chart-topping albums for Classic FM. His most recent recordings are a solo recital disc for Chandos, Craig Ogden in Concert and a new arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach with violinist David Juritz and cellist Tim Hugh for Nimbus. He frequently records for film and has presented programmes for BBC Radio 3, BBC Northern Ireland, and ABC Classic FM in Australia.
Craig Ogden is Director of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Adjunct Fellow of the University of Western Australia, Associate Artist at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and Director of the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival. Craig Ogden plays a 2011 Greg Smallman guitar and strings made by D’Addario.

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