It’s going to be an amazing 4 days and 4 nights of learning, playing, eating and sleeping guitar in the beautiful Catskills Mountains. Just 2.5 hours from New York City, USA this retreat will be limited to only 30 participants who will join Martin and his guest instructors for an unforgettable musical experience. The retreat is designed for players of all levels and Martin with his hand-picked group of instructors, will cover acoustic, fingerstyle, roots, blues, jazz improvisation and much much more.

A Message From Martin Taylor

“After the success of my guitar retreats in Scotland, Italy, and California, I am really looking forward to holding my first Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat on the US east coast.

“The event will take place at the Full Moon Resort in the beautiful Catskill Mountains on July 13th-17th 2015.

Martin Taylor

Dr. Martin Taylor, MBE is a multi-award winning guitarist, composer, educator and musical innovator whom Acoustic Guitar magazine calls ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation’.

Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humor with a strong, engaging stage presence.

Taylor has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across five decades, with more than 100 recordings to his credit. Completely self-taught beginning at the early age of 4, he has invented and developed a unique way of playing the guitar that is greatly admired, and often emulated, by guitarists all over the world.

In addition to his solo concerts and recordings, he has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genres, including: Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins, Stephane Grappelli, David Grisman, George Harrison, Jamie Cullum, Bryn Terfel, Dianne Schuur, and Gary Burton.

Taylor brings a rich and varied musical heritage to his play, to the extent that Tommy Emmanuel remarked that [Taylor] is “a portal into all that came before.”

Over his stellar career, Taylor has amassed a record 14 British Jazz Awards as a guitarist. Several of his albums have been in the Top 10 in the USA and Europe.

Guest Instructors