Come and join the
FOREST UKULELE RETREAT
Speech House, The Royal Forest of Dean,
30th JUNE - 2nd JULY 2023
A WHOLE WEEKEND OF IMMERSIVE LEARNING
We have invited six of the best ukulele teachers from around the world to come and teach you. Lessons will be in small groups so you'll get to soak up heaps of incredible tuition and ask plenty of questions. As well as small group lessons there will be a teacher's concert to inspire you, and a student concert where you'll get to perform in a small group in a supportive and fun atmosphere
A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION IN THE HEART OF THE FOREST
This year we'll be located at Speech House, a beautiful 17th Century Hunting Lodge built for King Charles II. We're right in the heart in the Forest of Dean and will be taking advantage with ukulele walks and wellbeing sessions too. You can stay in the lovely rooms on site and you'll be supplied with great food all weekend.
SMALL GROUP TUITION WITH ALL OF THE GUEST TUTORS
TEACHER'S CONCERT SATURDAY EVENING
UKULELE MEDITATION SESSIONS / UKULELE WALK
SMALL GROUP TUITION AND STUDENT'S CONCERT SUNDAY
LUNCH AND EVENING 2 COURSE WARM BUFFET SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
COFFEE & PASTRIES WEEKEND MORNINGS
£379 pp SOLD OUT
PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS DO NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION
Please email email@example.com with any dietary requirements for the inclusive meals for the weekend.
Please note that Speech House is now full for residential rooms. Please see the links further down with recommendations to locql B&B's, hotels and campsites.
SPECIAL GUEST INTERNATIONAL TUTOR 2023: JEFF PETERSON
This year we will have more tutors so all levels of ability are made welcome and supported. If you think you might struggle with a particular workshop an alternative will be available at all times.
I am so excited that we are able to bring as wonderful a musician and teacher of Jeff Peterson to the UK for the Forest Ukulele Retreat this year. I have experienced Jeff’s incredible teaching and performing first hand and I’m passionate about sharing this with you. He embodies so much of the traditions of Hawaiian music and shares what makes it so utterly magical.
Jeff Peterson is one of Hawaii’s most talented and versatile musicians, at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His compositions feature on two Grammy Award winning albums (and have been included on the soundtrack to a major Hollywood film - The Descendants). He has been awarded with eleven Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in Hawaii and his solo album Maui On My Mind received a Grammy nomination in 2010.
As well as being an incredible slack key guitar player Jeff writes, performs and teaches on ukulele. He runs the popular Ukulele Corner curriculum and community and he is the author of several incredible ukulele books including the successful Graded Repertoire for Ukulele.
We have carefully chosen teachers to cover a wide variety of styles including Pop, Blues, Country and Classical.
We will shortly announce more tutors, further to our UK based teachers, covering further styles including Hawaiian.