Ukulele en Andalucia


To book your place please visit the following webpage and fill in the reservation form:


We are very excited to announce that we will be running a very special residential week of ukulele learning in the beautiful surroundings of El Pilar in Andalucia, Spain. This is your chance to swap your usual Autumn for a week on holiday in the Spanish sunshine with great music,

friendship, incredible food, culture, fun and relaxation.

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Los Filabres among olive groves and almond trees lies the superb hotel Casona Granado. Equipped with splashpool, hot tub, gorgeous terraces and fountains you can get away from it all and enjoy a wonderful stay, dining on fantastic cuisine.

You can attend a range of ukulele lessons each day with two great tutors, who will cater to all abilities and styles. From beginners ukulele to advanced fingerstyle, we will ensure that there is something for everyone and all will come away having learned a wealth of new skills. As well as workshops, we’ll have concerts and ample opportunity to jam with new friends in a welcome and inclusive atmosphere. In the evening you can sit on the terrace, enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine (or OJ!) and practice what you’ve learned.

We’ll have a free day mid-week so you can have some time to explore the region. We’re staying close to many of the cultural hubs of Almeria including the Alhambra Palace at Granada:

Or you can head to one of the many gorgeous coastal villages for lunch by the Mediterranean, such as Mojacar or Cabo de Gata natural park. A great cultural day would be a visit to the Arabic baths followed by a tapas route through the old Bario of Almeria.

The final day sees El Pilar hold their annual fiesta so you’ll get to taste the music, culture, food and celebrations of this very special occasion.


Your tutors

Matthew Stead

Matthew Stead is a professional ukulele tutor and performer and proprietor of The Uke Room, ukulele shop and ukulele school of excellence based in the Forest of Dean, UK. The Uke Room has welcomed some of the very best performers in the world including James Hill, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel, Phil Doleman, Peter Moss and many more.

  • Matthew makes music accessible and exciting for everyone and teach all levels and ages. As well as at the Uke Room he teaches at John Kyrle High School in Ross as well as at uke events globally.
  • Matthew has written pieces for the RGT Ukulele Grades (the globally recognised grading system for ukulele.)
  • His latest pupil to take Grade One achieved an incredible 95% Pass with Distinction. He has a 100% pass rate with distinction with all his students throughout the grades.
  • Steven Sproat, one of the UKs most well known ukulele performers (he taught Frank Skinner how to play and is the author of top selling ukulele tuition books) named Matthew in his Absolute Admiration section in the latest edition of National Uke Magazine.
  • Matthew’s last two ukulele albums received much acclaim and have led to performances at the award winning Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain and The Ukulele Festival of Scotland as well as many others. His music has been played globally and on Radio One in the UK.
  • Matthew has led workshops at ukulele clubs throughout the UK and at festivals including The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival and Parbulele.

Peter Moss

Peter is a professional, international Ukulele performer and workshop presenter, involved in playing ukulele for 45 years. His performances are quite unique covering many styles incorporating the ukulele, banjolele and vocal.

  • A respected teacher and performer, his music has gained him notoriety in the ukulele world and he has even appeared on BBC Television.
  • Peter has just returned from a brilliantly successful tour of Australia for the 3rd time in 12 months. He appeared for the second time at the Sunshine Coast Ukulele festival, alongside Sarah (Maisel) and Craig Chee and then travelled to Adelaide, Mt Gambier and concluded in Sydney. He has also appeared in Florida (3 times) on a tour of ukulele clubs from as far West as Pensacola to as far south as Ft Lauderdale.

Cost and booking

Cost: 1,350 Euro (Single occupancy) / 990 Euro (per person sharing) not including travel. All inclusive – Five nights’ stay in stunning boutique accommodation plus ukulele tuition and concerts. Delicious meals. All soft drinks. Local wine and beer with dinner.

To book your place please visit the following webpage and fill in the reservation form:

For any inquiries regards the accommodation please contact the Casona Granado at Rachel at For queries regards travel arrangements please contact myself – Matt at The Uke Room at

I’ll send detailed travel arrangements and options to those attending. There are two airports you can fly into. Almeria is the closest, but there are also flights from several regional UK airports to Murcia. A good option is to rent a car so that you are free to travel about and explore.