International Classical Guitar Course

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The International Course of Classical Guitar is led by Jeffrey McFadden from July 19-25, 2021 and René Izquierdo from July 25-31, 2021 in Carrión de los Condes (Palencia, Spain). This summer we offer a guitar interpretation course in which all guitar lovers are welcome, as long as the participants have studied for at least one year. All levels are considered, but intermediate and advanced students will have priority.

It is a 5-day or 6-day intensive course for beginners of all levels in Carrión de los Condes, in the heart of the Camino de Santiago. Participation in master classes and chamber ensembles is organized according to the level of each participant. They include special sessions on topics such as recital preparation, technique, interpretation, music theory, guitar arrangements, instrument maintenance and repair. Regardless of the level, this course helps to improve technique, style and performance.

The program offers musicians the possibility to perform for the pilgrims on their way to Santiago, for the neighbors of the region and tourists who come to discover the area. The concerts are celebrated in the most emblematic Romanesque churches of Palencia, dating from the XI-XIII centuries, with perfect acoustics and an incomparable atmosphere. Every evening, you will have new audiences from all corners of the world!

The common denominator is the love of the classical guitar, to which we add an experience of immersion in the Castilian culture and, if desired, also the language. Carrión de los Condes had its origins in the development of the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela. It became an important city and still conserves some religious buildings of the medieval time.

Who can participate?

Beginner classical guitar players, classical guitar students and enthusiasts of all levels.

How to register?

For Jeffrey McFadden’s class (July 19-25, 2021), please email We will send you a registration form. After you complete the form, we will send you confirmation, and you will make the course payment through PayPal.

For René Izquierdo’s class (July 26-31, 2021), registration is done directly on the website of René Izquierdo or by sending him an e-mail

NOTE: We will adapt the schedule according to the number of participants, and levels. Concerts: Every day from 19:00 to 19:45. Locations of the concerts: Church of San Martín (Frómista), Church of Santa María la Blanca (Villalcazar de Sirga), Church of Santa María (Carrión de los Condes). At night, candlelight concerts in the Hermitage of Ntra. Sra De la Piedad (Carrión de los Condes).