Spanish Music Retreats

Spanish Music Retreats

Finca Ará Oko Sun, sea, mountains and music…

Finca Ará Oko is an ancient off-grid Andalusian farmhouse with original features offering three separate apartments with their own entrances and a total of six bedrooms (sleeping up to 12 people). Our property uses solar energy and a water filtration system. It has stunning views of the sea and the mountains. We offer small-scale retreats in a beautiful off-grid farmhouse in the Spanish Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada mountains. (Find us on google maps) 

Our retreats combine tuition and practice time as well as making the most of the amazing location which includes mountain walks, beaches, sea-swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, star-gazing and horse riding as well as relaxing and of course, eating and drinking. 

To find out more about the venue visit the accommodation page here.

Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drumming
Salsa Percussion 
Coro de Clave
Bata Drumming

The week-long retreats are spilt between tuition and practice time, making the most of the amazing location (mountain walks, beaches, snorkelling, sunbathing, star-gazing, horse riding etc. ), relaxing and of course, eating and drinking.

Course tutors
David Pattman and Vicky Jassey

No need to bring instruments. We have a variety available including congas, percussion and batá drums. Sit and learn, or practice, whilst looking at the mountains, sky and sea. Private  1:1 classes are also available.

To secure your place please pay a £150 deposit by March 1st. A full refund will be issued if Covid restrictions prevent the courses from happening.

Please visit our Accommodation page to read about the facilities available at Finca Ará Oko.

Included in the price
– 5 hours tuition x 5 days

– Two-days of excursions either to the beach, nature reserve or mountain walking.  

– Three meals a day.

Chiara Calegari, our amazing chef.

Not included in the price
– Flights: The nearest airport is Almeria (1 hr 20mins drive), then Granada (1 ½-hour drive), then Malaga (2-hour drive). Fares range from £50-350 return. Or,  you can use for car share possibilities. Fares range from around £10-15

– Transport to and from the airport: public transport, unfortunately, is rubbish. We are happy to organise a lift for you. Ideally, try to fly into Almeria as it is the nearest airport. We will assist with coordinating with other members in your group. A lift for a single person will cost approx. £65.  If four people are sharing, budget £13-20 per person per airport trip from Almeria.

– Car hire: Some of you may wish to hire a car during your stay. It is a lovely place to drive with good roads and no traffic. If you choose this option, please let us know as we have plenty of experience of how not to get ripped off by the car-hire firms.

– Travel insurance – Please make your own arrangements.

– Extra lessons

– Extra excursions and activities (two-day excursions are included in the price). There are horse riding, cycling and water sport activities available nearby.

*If you wish to stay longer than 7 nights please check with us to see if we can accommodate you. If we can’t for any reason we will be able to suggest places to stay nearby.

How to book

Please visit our website or follow the links above of the course you are interested in.


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