Flamenco & Classical Guitar Festival 2019

Join us for a fantastic week of concerts and musical study.

Miles Jackson Guitar

About the Guitar Festival*

*To view the festival time table click here.

Directed by Miles Jackson and Dominique Blatti, NCMA's inaugural classical and flamenco guitar festival will take place at the recently re-opened Nelson Centre of Musical Arts state of the art facilities from Sunday 13th  - Saturday 19th January 2019.

The festival promises to be an inspiring week of concerts and musical study, with students choosing between classical and flamenco guitar or flamenco dance.

For those wishing to study and perform chamber music, there will also be an opportunity to work with the Goya String Ensemble.

The daily programme will consist of:

  • ensemble playing
  • forums
  • workshops
  • concerts.

Students will be put into an ensemble group with players of a similar level and the daily routine will begin with these groups under the direction of either Miles Jackson, Dominique Blatti or Vincent Lindsey-Clark.

Each afternoon there will be an additional ensemble class for all players under the direction of Vincent Lindsey-Clark.

Daily workshops including guitar making and forums with a special flamenco guitar workshop are also available for all guitarists.

Each evening there will be a concert from the tutors including a special flamenco concert. There will also be student concerts. The final concert on Saturday 19th January will feature the ensemble groups and the combined guitar orchestra.

All tutors will be available for private lessons which are to be arranged and paid for directly with the teacher.

Enrolments are open to students of all ages. An entrance level of around grade 3 is advisable.

You can download our festival flyer for more information and to share.



Option 1: Enrolment with all meals and accommodation $1150

Option 2: Enrolment with lunch & dinner, no accommodation $750

Parents or guardians who are attending with minors can contact Dominique Blatti for further information regarding costs for attendance, meals and accommodation.

Special Daily Rates

Option 1:  $195 per day includes: accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, all activities and concert.

Option 2:  $145 per day includes: meals, activities and concert.


Accommodation and meals are provided at Clarice Johnstone House Hostel, a 5 minute walk from NCMA.

Clarice Johnstone House Hostel offer single room accommodation over 4 levels. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided and all meals are in the Clarice Johnstone House dining room.

Facilities are cleaned to a high standard and include:

  • Common room with Sky TV and video
  • Large dining hall
  • Well equipped laundry with driers and all washing requirements
  • Study / practise areas
  • Wifi is available on request. Wifi charges cost $5 per student and must be arranged in advance.

Meet the tutors

Learn more about the NCMA Guitar Festival teaching team.