6 Nights in Nashville

Date: 10 Sep 2023

6 nights in Nashville, for fifteen music lovers of all levels with a taste for adventure

“I’m only ever going on Guitar Social holidays for the rest of my life, which means you’re going to have to do a trip to Nashville some time, because I really want to go there” Vic

Your wish is our command…..

Dates: Sunday 10th September – 16th September 2023

If cities had a soundtrack, Nashville’s would be a mix of music’s past, present, and future with cuts of country, bluegrass, rock, pop, Americana, gospel, classical, and blues, all blending in perfect harmony. Explore the Nashville nightlife, see a Nashville show and dive into Nashville’s diverse entertainment offerings. We can not wait to get to Nashville. 

After we’ve finished in Nashville we’ll be travelling to New Orleans for a further six days of music and mayhem. You can choose to come just to Nashville, or Just to New Orleans, or both. Check this page out for how to book onto both.

The accommodation 

We’re staying in a huge apartment in the city centre. Rooms are shared but you will be housed with careful consideration taken to your needs. There are loads of bathrooms. Nobody queues on a Guitar Social holiday. 

“Such a lovely place. Looks small from the outside but an absolute Tardis on the inside. How did you find it?” New Orleans 2022

The workshops 

Each morning we’ll be focusing on a legendary Americana/Country Nashville Artist, learning two songs from their back catalogue whilst working on a number of finger style and country exercises. The workshop content evolves as the bookings come in. If you’re new to the guitar worry not, we’ll run some beginner content too and before you know it you’ll be rocking away.  

“I came for the holiday really, I didn’t think I’d get involved with the workshops but there I was, everyday, even with a hangover, strumming away and learning loads”. New Orleans. 2022

The Itinerary

Nashville has some of the best music venues and best working musicians in the world. Your days will start with Nashville themed workshops in the morning, then we’re out into the City to eat our way through that famous Southern cuisine, with tickets to the hottest shows in town. As we get closer to the date we’ll know more. But as ever, it’s going to be awesome. If you’re coming and there’s something you really want to do, just tell us and we’ll try to include it.

A typical day runs something like this … 

Workshops at 9

Down to town at 2 pm for drinks, shopping, food, and excursions. 

Lunch. 

Live music. 

Dinner. 

Live Music. 

Maybe some more dinner. 

Live Music. 

Back to the accommodation. 

Sleep. 

Repeat. 

Flights

Our suggested flight is the Finair flight leaving London Heathrow at 3pm on the 10th and leaving Nashville at 16.54pm on the 16th (currently £612 return at the time of listing this).

Flight costs are up to you but transfer from the airport, so long as you get on the suggested flight, is included in the cost.

Flying with a Guitar 

Taking part in the daily workshops is not an essential part of this holiday, however, flying with a guitar is no big deal (especially if its a flying V-Dad joke without apology). Just get a decent case and ignore any horror tales you hear online about baggage handlers. In seven years of doing overseas trips we haven’t had one damaged guitar. 

Payment – Email fiona@theguitarsocial.com to pay

Pay in Full. £800

Pay in instalments of 3. £801 total with £267 to pay each time. All settled by 1st June 2023

What’s included in the cost:

-Your accommodation
-Transfer to and from the airport (if you’re on our suggested flight)
-Breakfast
-2 hours of guitar workshops per day
-Daily activities

“Genuinely a life changing experience.” Matt, New Orleans 2022

Terms and conditions can be read here. 

From the Guitar Social Community

The class is run by a group who really understand the principles of learning and the reasons for doing it! Also we are given sensible and realistic targets and outcomes coupled with very helpful practice schedules.
Lindsay, London
The lessons are great fun, the resources are excellent and I’m learning more than ever before. On top of that, there are loads of opportunities to get together and play with other students. Best guitar lessons I’ve ever had.
Stevie, London
Thanks to The Guitar Social , I am living my dream after years of longing to play the guitar but feeling too scared to go for it. I am loving it. The classes are so enjoyable.
Beverley, Birmingham
The Guitar Social is unique, vibrant, edgy, always fun and uplifting. Where else could I get top quality guitar teaching alongside a jam in the park, fun Zoom guitar based games or an inspiring and sociable camping trip.
Helen, Devon
Nicola Cortese
Nicola Cortese
03/02/2022
I started a course in Jan as a beginner with Thomas and I can already play 5 songs!.. with simple chords :) both Thomas and Fiona are really lovely and they really know how to teach whilst having fun! I'd highly recommend dropping at one of their Thursday's open mic! Tons of fun and talent for free!!!
Jonny Pollard
Jonny Pollard
02/02/2022
Very friendly learning environment, was a bit nervous to play with a group having not played socially for many years, but it was super relaxed, and I learnt a lot in the first session. Looking forward to the next session!
Adam J
Adam J
01/02/2022
Had a great time tonight! I joined on to the beginners course a couple weeks late, but Fiona was great at running me up to speed before the class. Tom was a great instructor, and managed to get us to cover lots of ground in a short space of time. The group was super freindly and relaxed, and im looking forward to going back next week!
Jakub Špaček
Jakub Špaček
01/02/2022
Having played guitar in my past within academic environment I have to say The Guitar Social club opened my eyes with their amazing and vibrant atmosphere with company of great people. Lessons are really fun and easy to follow. Feel really motivate just after few classes and my connection to the instrument greatly improved!
Paula Smith
Paula Smith
31/01/2022
Unbelievably great, not kidding.
Marcella Puppini
Marcella Puppini
31/01/2022
This exactly what I was hoping it would be. A fun and engaging way of learning a new instrument at a lovely venue, with great people and great teaching. Thoroughly recommended.
hashtagobi
hashtagobi
31/01/2022
Only been going 2 weeks but it's a great environment with good pacing throughout the lessons. The community is quite helpful + open to learn so it's really a great space for anyone wanting to hone their guitar chops!
Kevin S.
Kevin S.
27/01/2022
Is it a guitar school? A social events group? A music workshop for all ages and abilities? An open, non-judgemental route to performing? A holiday club that includes jamming on guitars around the campfire? Well–it's all these and more. The Guitar Social is built around founder & lead tutor Thomas (plus TGS Business Director, Fiona, originally one of its earliest students). Patient and passionate, Thomas and his relaxed, friendly temperament get the best from beginners to improvers and beyond. Personally for me, one core strength of The Guitar Social is that Thomas realises what most tutors and courses never do – we can all learn fast and well when we play whole songs together and discover as a group how to make them work. Thomas and TGS guest tutors will always tend to teach music theory for guitar, and focus too on scales, chord voicings, correct rhythm, licks, riffs, parts, soloing etc, but with a tendency to make it about the fun and learning gains when students jam together on great songs instead of staring at a white board and not playing much music. Jamming songs in similar or mixed ability groups helps TGS students become functioning musicians who have built useful real world skills and experience across many sessions similar to how working musicians rehearse and workshop songs. And you will have the opportunity to build live experience too if you wish – solo or with your term group or with others of your choice, in a safe, positive environment, with friendly fellow students as your audience. Never any pressure and just one example of where TGS delivers extra value. They are really worth trying. I haven't even done full justice here to all the different activities they do.
stu smith
stu smith
25/01/2022
The coolest club in London!
Colin Taylor
Colin Taylor
25/01/2022
I'm back for my second series of the Joy of the Jam. After not playing with others for over 30 years, these sessions are reminding me just how inspiring and enjoyable jamming can be. Thomas leads the sessions with huge enthusiasm and a great deal of humour. The support of his impressive musical knowledge is ever present - but this never gets in the way of our desire just have fun and be playing.
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