24 April 2023 - 28 April 2023

Matt Schofield’s Blues Camp

+ very special guest Mike Goodman

A week-long blues guitar camp in the heart of Italy. The ideal opportunity to spend quality time with Matt Schofield and Mike Goodman and focus on your blues playing in this stunning part of the world.

The Villa Pia Hotel, Lippiano, Italy


Matt’s Back!

A workshop with award-winning blues guitarist, Matt Schofield.

Running from the 24th to the 28th April 2023 (*arriving on the 23rd and leaving on the 29th April), we will be in Lippiano, Italy, for our very special residential guitar workshop.

Plus we are running this workshop in partnership with our lovely friends at Curt Mangan Strings UK

A packet of Curt Mangan guitar strings

The Camp

Matt’s Blues Camp will focus on developing your technique, commanding the fretboard and taking a creative approach to your blues playing, looking at iconic blues players and tracks and lifting the lid on ‘playing the changes’.

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



All Inclusive

All payments include your accommodation, 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.


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.

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.