Thursday, November 3, 2011
Urchfont Manor is situated in the village of Urchfont which is near Devizes in Wiltshire. It is a beautiful house set in 10 acres of parkland that has a history stretching back more than 330 years. Twice per year, in the Spring and Autumn, Raymond Burley runs a weekend course there. A second teacher will also be present; in the past these have included Cornelius Bruinsma, Chris Kilvington, John Mills, Arne Brattland and John Feeley.
March: 23rd - 25th
Unfortunately the October course has been cancelled. Wiltshire County Council has made the decision to sell the house and land; it will cease functioning as a college at the beginning of September. Any students having already paid a deposit for the October guitar course will be refunded.
The courses are designed for classical guitarists from Grade 4 upwards and concentrate on several forms of ensemble playing: guitar orchestra, quartets, trios and duos. Solos can also be coached if required. The music for the large group work is posted to the students prior to the course.