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Do you want to take your playing to the next level?

Would you like to learn how to improvise and improve your ensemble skills?

Our 4-night JAZZ & IMPROVISATION retreat is running in September, set in a stunning Victorian townhouse overlooking the beach in beautiful Tenby, Pembrokeshire.


Check In from 3pm on Monday 9th September - Check Out 10am Friday 13th September 2024

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Included in the price:

  • 4 nights full board: Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner in luxury accommodation

  • Daily workshops: jazz theory, ensemble skills, learning to improvise

  • 1:1 instrumental tuition sessions

  • Beautiful seaside setting - beach walks & exploring the town between sessions.

Suitable for all woodwind players, brass players, guitarists, bassists, singers and drummers.

Theory sessions, learning how to improvise from the very beginning, no experience necessary.

Ensemble skills - learning jazz standards as a group. 

Performing/busking experience (optional!) 


We welcome musicians of any level, from beginners to aficionados.

The aim of the course is the enable participants to socialise with their musical peers, learn

from experts and perform in a friendly and un-intimidating environment. Participants can

expect to enhance their improvisation skills over a jazz/blues foundation, and develop 

their knowledge through the sessions including jazz harmony, arranging, improvisation and

one-to-one lessons with an expert tutor. 

The course will boost your confidence and improve your existing skills, unlocking the door to 

new levels of musical creativity.

Price: £925 per person (single occupancy) | Full board 4 nights

£725 per person (double occupancy) | Full board 4 nights


Deposit payable on booking £325

Then for single occupancy £300 on 1st July, £300 on 1st August

Double occupancy £200 on 1st July, £200 on 1st August (per person) 


"As someone who thought that playing and improvising with other musicians was out of reach,

this course has been transformational. The fundamentals of improvising are broken down into

manageable learning steps, but the personal feedback in real time and the experience of playing

and interacting with other musicians would be impossible to replicate at home. It's done wonders

for my confidence, my playing and my understanding of the basics of improvisation. I couldn't 

recommend it highly enough." AP

"Jenni was consistently calm, clear and encouraging, designing 'just right' pieces to enable me to

participate fully - everyone's parts are personalised to their varying abilities - it increased my

confidence, whilst maintaining a sense of being a valued part amongst a mixed group of musicians

with different levels of experience. Thank you Jenni!" VK

"Jenni's dynamic approach to teaching, excellent knowledge base and relaxed manner has really

given me the confidence to grow as a musician and challenge myself. I had no experience of

improvisation and after expert guidance and cleverly designed exercises I've found a new freedom 

in music which is exciting and refreshing. Jenni expertly coordinates the group in a fun, inclusive

and welcoming environment. Her enthusiasm and passion for music is truly inspiring." RN 


Deposit for this retreat is £325


Thanks for booking!

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