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Buxton Guitar Seminar

June  22- 24, 2018
Buxton, England
Buxton 2016


Beautiful historic setting in the Peak District of Derbyshire /
Individual instruction / Student performances / Inclusive & non-competitive  


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The Buxton seminar will focus on practical approaches for developing technique and learning new repertoire from the early country blues masters to modern fingerstyle compositions.  Our site for the weekend  is the  historic The Old Hall Hotel in the spa town of Buxton, in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, England.  It is the perfect location to create the relaxed an creative environment necessary for learning and taking musical chances. The focus will be on developing a practical “toolbox” of techniques including syncopated picking, creating chord melodies,  playing in open tunings, and ways to develop your own sound and create variations within a tune. The concepts will be illustrated through learning a wide-ranging repertoire of tunes including the arrangements of Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Eddie Lang as well as Woody’s original compositions.  The emphasis will also be on solo performances and playing in a group setting.  Saturday evening there will be a student concert. In addition to the scheduled morning and early afternoon sessions, there will be informal workshops and individual instruction.  The weekend is designed as a compliment to previous sessions with new material that will challenge returning students as well as new attendees. This is a hands on practical workshop for people who want to take their music to the next level and learn some great tunes in the process.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. See you in Derbyshire for this always very special musical weekend retreat.  Woody 



Friday June 22  
Afternoon Arrival / check in.  Meet up at 4pm

Saturday  June 23
10 am- 6 pm.   
9pm- 11pm  Performing,  jam session

Sunday June 24
10 am – 5pm  


The Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. SK17 6BD



Participants book their own accommodations. The hotel offers us a very good special inclusive rate for the weekend. Please email  the hotel for information.



£375 Pounds Sterling. 
Includes all materials, recordings, Friday Dinner,  Saturday and Sunday lunch.



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We look forward to meeting everyone
– Woody and Valerie



Friends from past Buxton workshops….