Italy retreat 2018

Best location to improve your playing while having fun!

Interested in this course? Email us at info@gypsyandjazz.com

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Experience an immediate tangible difference in your playing and come away with inspiration, knowledge and skills that will enrich your playing forever.

My workshop provides 6 days of deep immersion into Gypsy swing and jazz guitar playing. Your time is devoted to intense, hands-on learning, practicing and playing individually and with a partner or small group.

I analyse each student’s needs from the outset and throughout the workshop, giving lots of personal attention to each and every student. Each student gets personalized assignments to practice as we go along – either on your own or with a friend.

You have a wonderful opportunity to meet and play with new people. We eat together, chat and get together at the end of each day to play together. It’s always lots of fun and holding the workshops in pastoral locations adds to the enjoyment and the feeling of really getting away from it all and putting your passion first.

DATES

July 8-14, 2018

VENUE

Our venue will be Villa Lina, a Landmark Relais, with 3 mansions each, all immersed in 80 acres of organic estate in the heart of Etruscan Tuscia with its extraordinary Archaeological and Nature sites, Roman therms & hot sulfur springs close by .

A place of magical energy it is also one of the “Great Italian Gardens,"
its eighteenth century botanical garden has many ancient rare species, in the midst of beautiful fountains. There is an Olympic pool from 1929 and a
small SPA & Sauna, a unique Plant Therapy & Kneipping course.

Villa Lina is also an organic farm estate producing hazelnuts, kiwis, chestnuts, oil, wine and lavender Managed by writer and film maker Paola Igliori (see Wikipedia).
It has inspired generations of artists from Jean Michel Basquiat in the 80'.. to this decade Nick Cave & Bella Freud.

Food is cooked by Lucia, the in-house cook, specialized in local dishes.


All together, the perfect venue for our retreat, and if you feel the need of some true town life, Ronciglione is only 5 minutes walk away, … shops, cafes, groceries, banks, pharmacy…Gelato!!!!

Rooms at Villa Lina are one different from the other, finishing is very original, goes from some antique pieces, to Asian furniture, to designer pieces…

Daily cleaning will be provided.

Meals include breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner.

SCHEDULE

first workshop on Sunday, July 8. at 6 p.m. During the week, we usually meet in the morning for breakfast, then have classes till lunch time (1pm)

We meet again at 3.30 pm, either outside and, if it is too hot, inside our big studio with air conditioning.

Last workshop is on Friday evening, we depart on Saturday July 14, after breakfast.

We start each session together and than we split according to your needs.  
Get ready to work hard!
I'm there all the time for you!


Number of participants:

 The group will be intimate. Up to 17 students. However, if we'll be more than 13, there will be another teacher with me to give extra attention to the beginners.  

***SPECIAL BONUS***
$200 coupon for any lesson of mine you want.

COST

995 EUR

Does not include lodging and meals

Due to the fact that the rooms are not all the same size, there will be different costs:

-       large room with private bathroom     €  120  (single accommodation)

-       large room with  private bathroom    €    90  (each – double      accomodation)

-       two rooms shared one bathroom       €   90 (single accommodation)

-       standard room                                  €  110 (single accommodation)

Rooms will be assigned according to your preferences: the sooner you register, the easiest to choose your favorite accommodation.

The cost includes lodging and 3 meals a day, including drinks, wine and also two coffee breaks a day. 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

First payment of 545 EUR via PayPal.

Next payment of 450 EUR will be in cash, upon arrival.

Payment for lodging and meals directly to venue, in two payments as well, accordingly.

                                                    THE WORKSHOP GURU


My good friend Carlo is taking care of the logistics of the workshop. Please contact him for booking your place at Villa Lina and ask any question you may have. He knows the area very well and can assist with your partners plans as well. 

Carlo has been running photo workshop for 25 years, so he is the man!

carlo@tpw.it

Cancelation policy:

You have my  extended 60 days  money back guaranty. You can receive a full refund within the first 60 days of reserving your seat at the retreat, but not later than May 1, 2018

In the (very rare) case that we have to cancel the workshop, you are entitled the full refund of the money paid.

Testimonials







What students says....

Incroiable!

This week was so wonderful in many different aspects. The location is amazing, the buildings and the park. And the pools. The people involved - Yaakov, Carlo, the staff, the students - like a family. So fantastic. And the teacher - Yaakov is amazi...

by Christian Rassi

What an experience - amazing progress in a heavenly site with great people!

It's just over a week since the retreat ended and I feel like I'm still living it. I literally can't get over it - and of course I want to hold on to the progress I made and deepen it all the time. Yaakov's uncanny teaching ability and rapport w...

by Donna Radin

workshops with Yaakov...

Hi, As someone who has been through two of Yaakov's workshops i can tell you that you will not regret a single moment. Yaakov is exactly what you want in a teacher/mentor: knowledgeable (Very Knowledgeable!) , patient , quick in evaluating a s...

by Avner Arnstein

Incroiable!

This week was so wonderful in many different aspects. The location is amazing, the buildings and the park. And the pools. The people involved - Yaakov, Carlo, the staff, the students - like a family. So fantastic. And the teacher - Yaakov is amazi...

by Christian Rassi

What an experience - amazing progress in a heavenly site with great people!

It's just over a week since the retreat ended and I feel like I'm still living it. I literally can't get over it - and of course I want to hold on to the progress I made and deepen it all the time. Yaakov's uncanny teaching ability and rapport w...

by Donna Radin

workshops with Yaakov...

Hi, As someone who has been through two of Yaakov's workshops i can tell you that you will not regret a single moment. Yaakov is exactly what you want in a teacher/mentor: knowledgeable (Very Knowledgeable!) , patient , quick in evaluating a s...

by Avner Arnstein

Utterly inspiring

I spent 5 days with 12 other students at an incredible Italian villa in Tuscana, every day being tutored by Yaakov in both rhythm and improvisation. The whole course was an incredibly enriching experience, made fun and engaging, with plenty of tim...

by Ashley Coupland

Guitar Immersion with Yaakov Hoter

I've been learning from Yaakov Hoter online, one-on-one and in group workshops, including the two-day Samois 2016 experience and I am constantly amazed at hisinnate ability to feel what aspiring musicians need to transform themselves into real cre...

by Donna Radin
Yaakov Hoter
Yaakov Hoter
Professional Musician and Teacher

About the instructor

At the age of 13, when Yaakov started to play the guitar, his older brother, Azriel, gave him a Django Reinhardt cassette.

Django’s music ignited a spark in Yaakov and he began to dream of going to Europe to learn from the Gypsies.

Yaakov graduated from the Rimon Music High School and attained his bachelor’s degree in music from the Jerusalem Music Academy.

He has performed in many bands, written songs and music for theater. It was only in 2006, following a chance meeting with Jon Larsen and Walter Clerici in Denmark, that he decided to dedicate himself completely to Gypsy swing.

He traveled to Belgium to study with the accomplished Gypsy guitarist Fapy Lafertin and had the great good fortune to also meet and jam with Gypsy guitar greats Birelli Lagrene, Moreno, Stochelo and Noumi Rosenberg in France – learning a great deal in the process.

His band, Swing De Gitanes (www.swingdegitanes.com) has been in the forefront of the Gypsy Swing genre in Israel and has gleaned ample praise.

The trio has three albums under its belt, as well as hundreds of performances, participation in major international music festivals, collaborations with leading local artists, including Miki Gavrielov and Dori Ben Zeev, and collaboration with leading international Gypsy Swing and Jazz luminaries, including: Martin Taylor (G.B), Stephane Wrembel (U.S.A),  Robin Nolan (G.B), Lulo Reinhardt, Daniel Weltlinger (Germany), Hot Club de Norvege (Norway), Evan Christopher (U.S.A), Dario Napoli (Italy), Maurizio di fulvio (Italy) and more.

Today Yaakov is developing a new generation of Gypsy swing guitarists. He has translated his experience into a straightforward comprehensive method and became an international leading Gypsy and Jazz instructor. Yaakov has initiated the production of Gypsy Swing guitars in Israel, in cooperation with Polak Guitars. He is working on original compositions and lyrics and more...