How to Book
Classical Guitar Retreat has a limited number of spaces. This is to ensure an excellent ratio of teachers to students and to allow for space within the programme to tailor the course to the needs of each individual participant. The level of contact with the teachers and performers coupled with the attention offered to every participant makes CGR one of the most valuable and rewarding musical experiences for the keen and committed Classical Guitar Student.
The 2023 CGR begins on Tuesday 4th and ends on Monday 10th July.
Registration takes place between 10am and 12noon on the 4th, followed by a Welcome Talk ahead of lunch and classes beginning at 2pm.
£900 Full Board / Residential (Non Sharing)
£800 Full Board / Residential (Sharing)
£575 Non Residential
Paying by Bank Transfer is possible. Email for details.
All concert tickets are included in the course fee and ensure preferential seating for course participants. Full board entitles students to a full breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of their stay, the food is all freshly prepared on site and served in the college refectory.
Don’t panic if the rooms at the Cathedral are sold out!
In addition to the rooms at the cathedral the Island of Cumbrae has many other excellent options for accommodation most of which are within a 5 to 15 minute walk from the Cathedral. Non Residential Participants are encouraged to book their accommodation as early as possible as there can be high demand for rooms on the island during the summer season. Every year of the CGR there have been many Non Residential students who have found excellent accommodation elsewhere on the island. CGR has established an good relationship with the various Bed & Breakfast's, Guest Houses, Hotel, Hostel and Camp-Site on the island. Further information on the various types of external accommodation is available can be found at this Facebook Group and Website. The Island of Cumbrae is small and many of these alternative accommodation options are very close between a 5 and 15 minute walk away from the Cathedral. It is possible to take Lunch and Dinner in the Cathedral Refectory even if your accommodation is elsewhere on the island, please email or phone for more details.
With regard to withdrawals from the course, these can be made in writing (email is fine) no later than 4 months before the course start date to ensure receipt of a course fee refund minus a small charge to cover Paypal /Admin Fees.