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Piano retreat – mixed ability – sold out

14 January 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 16 January 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Goudhurst bedroom

Fancy a UK based, luxury weekend away in a grade 1 listed country manor, surrounded by 9 grand pianos?

Our piano retreat is designed for anyone who just wants a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It would suit those who want a bit of time away to practise, or to fall in love with playing the piano again. It would also be an ideal kickstart to a New Year’s piano resolution!

There are no group sessions, no performances and no stress! The weekend is open to pianists of all levels.

The piano retreat is arranged around food. There’s no strict timetable or deadlines. Guests are free to play anytime they like between 7am and 8pm, rest when they need or explore the beautiful Kentish countryside.

During the course of their stay guests will:

Plus ones are very welcome on our courses, with a room surcharge dependant on whether they are a playing or non-playing guest. Please ask for further details.

We’re incredibly lucky to have secured the services of Warren Mailley-Smith for this retreat. A very popular member of the Finchcocks team and a phenomenal pianist, his courses alway sell out. In 2016, Warren became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory at a series of concerts at St John Smith’s Square in London, a feat which involved memorising 3.5 million notes!

Warren will be on hand for two optional half hour one-to-one lessons over the course of the weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will also begin with an optional group session on warm ups, practice tips and a Q&A. You may however plan to structure your weekend differently (with a long lie-in with breakfast in bed!).

Warren & Annette at the piano

On Saturday night, Warren will perform a recital for retreat guests, which is an opportunity to relax and be inspired with a glass of wine in the magical setting of the main hall of Finchcocks.

Fireside piano

Warren & Nemiah
We have one grand piano available for every guest in our vaulted cellars, including our new Steinway. Piano conversation will flow freely over coffee and home made biscuits and cakes in between bouts of practice!

This promises to be one of most relaxed and enjoyable weekend courses. If it sounds of interest, please drop Jenny a line using the form below, or give her a ring on 01580 428080.

Weekend courses

from £620 (inclusive of accommodation, tuition and all food and wine)



    14 January 2022 @ 7:00 pm
    16 January 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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    Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HH United Kingdom