22 November 2024 - 24 November 2024

Jeff McErlain’s Blues Camp

With very special guest AYNSLEY LISTER

A unique UK opportunity to learn, discover and hang with one of the USA’s great blues exponents. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop your playing, hone your tone and play ‘live’ with Jeff and Aynsley!

Netley Hall, Dorrington, Shrewsbury, SY57JZ

From £849 - Reserve place for £595 - Payment Plans Available

Jeff’s Here!

A three day/three night workshop, based at the fabulous Netley Hall Hotel, covering key elements of every guitarist’s pathway to the blues. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading blues teachers!

Running from the 22nd to the 24th November 2024, we will be in Shrewsbury, West Midlands, for our very special residential Blues Camp with the critically acclaimed guitarist, Jeff McErlain. This is Jeff’s ONLY workshop in the UK, so don’t miss it!

Jeff is one of the rare musicians who can teach as well as he plays. This is borne out by Jeff being one of the most in demand guitar instructors as well as performing and recording with guitar legends Robben Ford and Matt Schofield.

Jeff’s unique curriculum and method of teaching is perfect for the player who has been working at the guitar for a while but wants to go to the next level.

 

…and Aynsley too!

Aynsley Lister is one of the UK’s hottest contemporary blues guitarists – considered to be among the best in the world. His unique brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing, fueled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.

With over 100,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister’s resumé speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music.

Anysley will be joining Jeff as his special guest on Saturday.

All Inclusive

You can choose to stay at The Netley Hall Hotel or, if you are local, just join for the days.

If you prefer to organise your own accommodation, choose the ‘Workshop Only’ option from the drop down menu.

Payments include your accommodation for 3 nights (as required), arriving on Thursday and departing on Sunday. Plus meals at the hotel, 3 days of specialist workshops and sessions. Check the drop down menu for options and choose how you would like to attend the workshop.

Venue

When running our residential workshops in Shrewsbury, we are based at the Netley Hall Hotel, located right in the heart of this classic English countryside. 

 

The Detail

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

Throughout the workshop, Jeff and Aynsley will be focussing on:

  • Repertoire Building: Explore a curated selection of classic and contemporary blues and blues rock songs, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the genre.
  • Get The Most Out Of The Pentatonic Scale: Learn to mix major and minor blues and pentatonic scales like the masters.
  • Making The Changes – By just making some simple changes to the pentatonic and blues scales, you will learn how to outline the changes in the blues and more.
  • Chromaticism – Learn how to add chromaticism to spice up your blues and rock playing.
  • Essential Rhythm Guitar Moves: Master crucial rhythm techniques chords, and patterns that form the backbone of blues and rock music
  • Pushing Your Technique: Engage in targeted exercises to improve your speed, accuracy, and finger strength, taking your technical skills to the next level.
  • Focus on Musicality: After all, we are playing music, but playing musically takes time and effort. Learn how to tap into your creativity and musicality.

All this and much much more!

You have a number of different options available to you.

Once you have decided on how you would like to attend this workshop (depending on availability), you can reserve your place by paying the deposit, or you can confirm your place by paying the full amount; 

Payment Plans: If you would like to discuss arranging a payment plan, to spread your payments evenly over an agreed period of time, please email: enquiries@guitar-breaks.com

 

WORKSHOP ONLY OPTION – Deposit: £595  Full Fee: £849

Includes:

  • Buffet lunch and set menu dinner at hotel
  • Gives full access to 3 day workshop
  • Includes masterclasses, performances and small group sessions
  • Freedom to organise your own accommodation (if required)

Click here now to book your place

 

SHARED TWIN ROOMDeposit: £595  Full Fee: £1025

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

Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation – 2 guitarists sharing a twin room
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner at hotel
  • Gives full access to 3 day workshop
  • Includes masterclasses, performances and small group sessions

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

Click here now to book your place

 

ENSUITE ROOM Deposit: £595  Full Fee: £1325

Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation – Single Occupancy room
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner at hotel
  • Gives full access to 3 day workshop
  • Includes masterclasses, performances and small group sessions

Click here now to book your place

 

 

This is an exclusive 3 day workshop with Jeff McErlain. Jeff’s special guest is Aynsley Lister.

Playing experience desired for the workshop: 

  • A minimum of 2-3 years playing
  • Be able to play a variety of open chords with confidence
  • Be comfortable with the 12 bar blues structure
  • Have some knowledge of the major scale and/or the minor pentatonic scale
  • Be able to play some single note melodies 
  • Be able to play in time
  • Have a passion for the blues

If you are in any doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat. Alternatively if you like, you can video yourself playing your favourite song and send it to us.

Travelling by car
Netley Hall Hotel is located just to the south Shrewsbury, in the West Midlands and is easy to access by car. From the A5 follow the A49. For more detailed directions see the map.

Train Travel within the UK
For all tickets to travel around the UK, we recommend you use the National Rail website. The nearest mainline station is Shrewsbury.

Airports
​There are numerous airports, so it is definitely worth checking where your chosen airline flies into. The most popular for European and International flights is Birmingham International Airport, which is about 1 hour 20 minutes by car from the hotel. NB: Please contact us directly for further information and support when booking your flights.

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