Cancelled due to Caronavirus. Stay safe & see you next year!

International  Guitar Workshop in Tuscany

August 26 -30,  2020 Arezzo, Italy

Join us for the 12th annual Tuscany Acoustic Guitar Workshop in beautiful historic Arezzo, Italy.  Participants come from all over the world to share the learning experience in a non- competitive community atmosphere. 


Woody Mann & David Mastrangelo

The site for our workshop is in the historic town of Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany The program is designed for all levels of players and will cover a wide range of ideas, techniques and practical approaches for developing fingerstyle  guitar playing. The relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere offers students a chance to perform in daily  "play and learn" sessions and focus on each individuals musical needs.

Some of the topics covered will be basic and syncopated picking, understanding the logic of the fretboard, improvising within a tune, open tunings, preparing a tune for performance and ways to develop your own sound. Woody and Davide will break down the complexities and teach arrangements of folk, blues, gospel, ragtime, jazz, celtic and contemporary repertoire.

There will also be a special emphasis on performance approaches and playing in a group. In addition to morning and afternoon sessions, there will be evening student concerts, jam sessions as well as special presentations from local luthiers. 

We look forward to welcoming back alumni and new students for the 10th session of the Tuscany Guitar Workshop.  Please feel free to email  us if you have any questions.  A presto, Woody and Davide.


Locanda San Pier Piccolo The site of the workshop will be the salon and the loggia of the "San Pier Piccolo", a former monastery of 1200 converted into a welcoming structure, is one of the most beautiful historic buildings of the city of Arezzo, in the historic center, a few steps from museums, shops, and railway station.  Locanda San Pier Piccolo

Participants must arrange for their accommodation; San Pier Piccolo is also an inn and it is possible to book single, double, double or triple rooms to share with other students; in Arezzo and surrounding areas there are many beautiful hotels and B &B's. If you would like to share accommodations with other students or if you have any questions, please email us;

Tuition $ 750.00 (USD)

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information.

Financial assistance available.

UK and European students: please email  for bank transfer details if you would like to pay in pounds sterling or euros.

Arrival: Wednesday, August 26th, 3 pm - meet up and Orientation
Departure: Sunday, August 30th.
Detailed daily schedule will be sent you before the workshop