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Black Sand Music Retreats

Black Sand Music Retreats


Ensemble Coaching | Bass Guitar Lessons, Blues Harmonica, Flute Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Harmonica Diatonic, Keyboard Lessons, Organ Lessons, Piano Lessons, Saxophone Lessons, Trombone Lessons, Trumpet Lessons | Artist development, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Pricing: 2 days/2 nights weekend retreats from $1599
  • Styles: Rock, blues, jazz, pop
  • Suitability: Adults, all abilities


When Black Sand founders Tim Booth and James Paul began to consider just how many talented hobbyist musicians were out there playing as “bedroom artists”, they asked themselves how they could connect these musicians and get them to start playing music together. It was this realisation that prompted the development of Black Sand Music Retreats: a first of its kind all-inclusive luxury weekend music retreat for hobby musicians looking to expand their musical skill set amongst like-minded folks while enjoying a unique tourist experience in beautiful Whanganui.

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“Relaxed approach, inclusiveness, great location”

Graham Parker

“It was a most enjoyable experience. It also pushed me to practice a bit more, which is something I really needed to do… There is nothing like playing as part of a band, particularly for those students who normally just play at home”

John Maguire
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