Want to Learn Percussive Style Acoustic guitar ?

After a few years break, Preston Reed will once again be hosting and teaching a 4 day workshop in his home town of Girvan, South Ayrshire. Preston is the man who invented the integrated percussive style of playing,  and influenced many professional players such as Andy McKee and Jon Gomm(see them all playing together on the Guitar Masters Tour )

Preston has been a composer, recording artist and professional musician for nearly 4 decades and now has his own independent record label.

Previous workshops have been extremely popular and people from all over the world have travelled to the small harbour town that Preston has made his home – players of all styles can benefit from the intensive technical training and skills development- compostition, creative thinking, and increasing personal confidence on acoustic guitar. A young Ed Sheeran attended some years ago…it worked for him !

Preston Reed Summer School Boat Trip -Juan, Jocelyn Celaya, Ed Sheeran

Preston Reed Summer School Mark, Gerrit and Matt playing Ladies Night

The Course

The materials for the course will be compositions from Preston’s recordings and concert repertoire (tablature will be provided). Students will learn Preston’s techniques as well as the thinking behind them in both a group setting and one-on-one coaching sessions.

Over the 4-day span students will be encouraged to create their own original compositions using what they have learned.

Goals for the course will be to expand technical skills, composing skills, creative thinking and musicality, and to increase self-confidence on the instrument.

…and that’s not all…

How to get the most out of practicing, developing technical and musical goals, tracking your progress, maintaining enthusiasm and focus, and injury-avoidance will be also be explored, and discussion of road and studio gear, recording techniques, album production, live performance, developing a career as a guitarist and the music business will also be discussed.

The course will also include a trip to the Bailey Workshop !

Want to know more ?

Head over to Preston Reed’s Website

You can see more of Preston in action here

One of our favourites is his most recent videos – The Last Viking – filmed here on our beautiful coastline and featuring Preston’s special Bailey baritone acoustic