New tutor for Electric Blues Guitar Workshop holiday

Building on the success of previous years, and by popular request, we are excited to announce that  this year we will be running a

           Blues Band Experience Workshop,
                     14-20 July 2013

with renown blues guitarist

                       Eddie Martin.

There is no better way to push your playing to the next level than spending the week learning and playing with a true blues musicianeddie martin.

Eddie Martin has been described as « the most remarkable blues man of his generation » by Blues in Britain and as « the Ambassador of British Blues ». He has invested most of his life in studying and contributing to the blues legacy and is in great demand not just as a performer but as an accomplished blues guitar teacher.

We are delighted that Eddie has agreed to join us this year.

Immerse yourself in wall to wall blues, learning, playing and jamming with other enthusiasts on our great value music workshop holiday.

« whether it be cool acoustic blues or in -your -face electric blues, Eddie Martin knows his chops……excellent » Guitar Magazine

Don’t miss the chance to have a fantastic week in France with Eddie Martin at Creative Vacances

Write it! Sing it! Play it! with Diane Ponzio

A rare opportunity to spend a week with singer, songwriter and guitarist

                       Diane PonzioDiane Ponzio

All fans of Diane know that she is based in New York and rarely runs workshops in Europe.

Last year Diane came to Creative Vacances in France and ran a hugely successful

                 Write it!-sing it!- play it! workshop.

We are delighted that she has agreed to come back again this year. 15-21 May.Diane Ponzio workshop

Anyone who knows Diane won’t be surprised that she created a great buzz last year. The students arrived with no ideas about a song and left having written,arranged, played and sung their own composition. No mean feat in just a week and all credit to Dianes indominatable energy and enthuisiasm.

This year promises to be just as exciting. So if you have dreamed of writing the lyrics Diane Ponzio singing tutorialfor and composing a song, then this workshop is for you.

Diane will also run a session every morning giving you the confidence and skills to sing your song in tune!

Diane prefers to work with a small group and so numbers are limited to 8 so if you have always dreamed of writing your very own song and are looking for inspiration and encouragement check out our web site.

You won’t be disappointed and you can gurarantee you will go home proud of what you have achieved, while enjoying yourself on a relaxed and supportive music holiday.

Jazz and Saxophone Workshops In France


A great opportunity to spend a week playing and learning the saxophone in the sun in South West France

Andy Scott will be running, for the fourth consecutive year, his very successful DSC02497Saxophone Workshop 5-11 May here at Creative Vacances. Andy has a great reputation as a composer, musician and educator,  Don’t miss this chance to spend a relaxed week working with Andy, culminating in a public concert on the last night.


Sunflowers and WeatherOur Jazz Workshop with Mike Hall, 26 May-1 Juneis one of our most popular workshops. Mikes’ workshop will have a full rhythm section- no backing tracks here! All instruments are welcome The majority are saxophones and it makes for a wonderful opportunity to spend a week working in a band, playing and learning jazz techniques and improvisation .

Our workshops are small- maximum of 15 people giving the opportunity for individual attention and a chance to really explore and extend playing your saxophone.

With limited places it is advisable to book early.

Check out our website for full details:


Great deal on Acoustic Workshop

Banish those winter blues

Who isn’t fed up with the non stop rain and snow in the UK this winter ?

Although we can’t guarantee the weather we can guarantee that you will have a great holiday on our Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Brook Williams.  Hot on the heels of his American tour, Brooks will bring a taste of ‘Americana’ to La Moreau 21-27 April, giving you the chance to learn some of your favorite classics.

One of the best value music holidays around is now even better value if you book before 14 February

            • NO single room supplement

            • Take advantage of the great value flights with Ryan Air at the moment . Flights from Stanstead are Sunday to Sunday and from East Midlands Saturday- Saturday,
            • The extra days accommodation and full board are FREE

            •  A saving of £170

Treat yourself to a great week in France, enjoying great food, wine and ambiance  while learning and playing guitar with this great performer and teacher.

Everyone needs something to look forward to at this time of year !

Check out the website www,creativevacances,com for full details and don’t miss the chance of this great one off deal.