13 October 2024 - 19 October 2024

Boom N Twang with Rob Harris & Paul Turner

Guitar & Bass Guitar Workshop with Funk Legends

A week-long guitar AND bass guitar camp in the heart of Italy. The ideal opportunity to spend quality time with Rob Harris & Paul Turner and focus on your playing in this stunning part of the world.

The Villa Pia Hotel, Lippiano, Italy

£1,695.00 - £2,125.00

What an experience!

What a way to introduce the bass guitar to Guitar Breaks!!

We are absolutely beside ourselves excited to have Rob and Paul joining us in Italy for a week of seriously groovy guitar AND bass guitar action. The beating heart of soul funk legends Jamiroquai for so many years, Rob and Paul have the depth of musical knowledge, ability and innate understanding that mere mortals can only dream of.

With more playing credits under their belts than you can shake a stick at, Rob and Paul will be giving you the opportunity to learn, jam, record and perform with them in the stunning Italian countryside.

This is an absolute DON’T MISS OUT experience !

The Workshop

This workshop is ideal for guitar players AND bass players.

Rob and Paul’s focus and aim is to share how they approach live and studio performances, writing parts and interacting with other players.

They will focus on developing your technique, commanding the fretboard and taking a creative approach to your playing.

Guitar Breaks is your opportunity to spend a week in beautiful surroundings learning, jamming and hanging with some of today’s greatest guitarists and bass players!

 

Biographies:

Rob Harris:

In the early 90’s Rob started recording and touring with The Pasadenas, Gary Numan, Mark Owen, Alphaville, joining Jamiroquai as a member in 1999 which continues to this day.

Credits also include: Beverly Knight, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia, Lighthouse Family, Don Airey (Deep Purple), Katy Perry, Gabriella Aplin, Will Young, Julian Perretta, Duke Dumont, Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Ella Eyre and Lf System.

Paul Turner:

Paul joined Jamiroquai in 2005 and has co-written, recorded and performed live with the band ever since. As well as Jamiroquai, he is known for playing with Annie Lennox over a number of years. He formed the soulful jazz/ funk band Trioniq with Rob and Iwan Van Hetten.

Other recording and live credits include Tina Turner, Bryan Ferry, Tom Jones, Seal and George Michael, Omar, Lamont Dozier and Mica Paris, Brother Strut, Down to the Bone and Jeff Lorber.

All Inclusive

All payments include 6 nights accommodation, all meals and drinks at the hotel, 5 days of specialist workshops and sessions. Check the drop down menu for options and choose how you want to attend the workshop.

Venue

Our venue and accommodation for this camp is the award-winning traditional 15th century Italian manor house Villa Pia Family Hotel located on the stunning Tuscany / Umbria border.

Set in its own grounds and next to a medieval castle in the hilltop village of Lippiano, Villa Pia is the perfect ‘get away’ location.

 

The Detail

See below for more information about this event, how to travel to us and what to expect.

You have a number of different options available to you.

Once you have decided on your chosen accommodation (depending on availability), you can choose to either reserve your place by paying the deposit, or you can confirm your place by paying the full amount:

 

SHARED TWIN ROOMFull Fee: £1695 / Deposit: £595

(price is per person, based on two guitar players sharing). Buddy up with a friend or be paired with a fellow attendee.

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation – 2 musicians sharing a twin room
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner at hotel
  • Use of a shared bathroom
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at hotel
  • Gives full access to 5 day workshop
  • Includes masterclasses, performances, 1-2-1 and small group sessions

N.B: Price is per person based on two musicians sharing.

Click here now to book your place

 

NON ENSUITE ROOMFull Fee: £1895 / Deposit: £595

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation – Single Occupancy room
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner at hotel
  • Use of a shared bathroom
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at hotel
  • Gives full access to 5 day workshop
  • Includes masterclasses, performances, 1-2-1 and small group sessions

Click here now to book your place

 

ENSUITE ROOMFull Fee: £2125 / Deposit: £595 

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation – Single Occupancy room
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner at hotel
  • Exclusive use of a bathroom
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at hotel
  • Gives full access to 5 day workshop
  • Includes masterclasses, performances, 1-2-1 and small group sessions

Click here now to book your place

 

Partner Sharing with Guitarist – Full Fee: £945 / Deposit: £595

Includes:

  • Want your non instrument-playing partner to join you? No problem!
  • Includes 6 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at hotel

Click here now to book your place

Depending on where you are travelling from, you can use any of the airlines below:

Once in Italy, you have three choices:

  1. You can hire a car. You can  do this through the usual routes.
  2. You can travel by train* to Arezzo (we can arrange a pick you up from here, as required). We recommend you book in advance with Trenitalia: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
  3. You can pre-arrange to be collected by private taxi from the airport (subject to availability and number of guests being collected). This is a very limited service running from Florence Airport only (depending on the number of guests).  Please contact us for more details:  enquiries@guitar-breaks.com

* IMPORTANT – TRAIN TICKETS: If you do buy train tickets at a station you must remember to validate your tickets by stamping them using the yellow stamping machines. These are usually located around the train station and on the platform. If you do not stamp your tickets, you may receive a fine from the ticket inspector! (If you have booked in advance on the internet and printed off your tickets at home, you will not need to validate them at the station).

We have a guide on flying to us with your guitar here.