Benefits of the Program
What will you get besides daily music classes, 2 private lessons, daily surfing, tai chi and yoga classes?
You'll be in one of the most fun & beautiful places on earth, in great weather, at the beach, learning to surf and relaxing and playing music. Music, Yoga, and Surfing: how much more fun can there be?
Yoga brings a sense of well being and peace of mind that enhances your guitar playing. Surfing is an intense & fun physical activity that completely takes you out of your normal thought patterns. And nothing bits sitting on a board out in the ocean watching the sun set. When you come back to the guitar, it's like you took a vacation and everything is new. Also, you'll be ready to sit and really play.
Strength, Flexibility, and Injury prevention
Yoga and a fun activity like surfing can insure a lifetime of physical health and allow you to pursue a musical career unimpeded by the injuries that plague musicians who allow their bodies to get out of balance. Over practicing small muscles of the hand and arm and allowing large muscles to go out of shape is a recipe for all kinds of injuries.
What does it take to perform at your peak? This is the central question we will explore in our retreat. Balance occurs when all elements join in a harmonious flow. It leads to ease and manifests as mastery, effortlessness, and elegance. Imbalance leads to dis-ease, and manifests as innaccuracy, effort, and clumsiness. The question is how to bring all elements into a flow when they are at different stages of development.
Improvisation and real-world skills
You will leave with an approach to the guitar that will prepare you for many different musical situations, especially those that require improvisation. You will find the fun in improvising and the benefits that it brings to understanding all music, composition, and techniques. We will focus on a lot of Brazilian, Jazz, and Classical music and see how they are all connected.
Jazz players will develop their classical chops and contrapuntal techniques with a focus on finger style and Brazilian techniques.
What are your concerns?
We will address any specific concerns and interests you have and you can start the conversation now by emailing us at email@example.com