Q. When does the retreat take place?
A. The retreat classes run from the Friday afternoon until Sunday evening.
Q. Where does the retreat take place?
A. The retreat classes will take place in Benicia, CA. from April 12-14, 2024. Upon registration you will receive more detailed information about the local venues being used for the classes, evening jams, and meals. A list of local lodging spots and transportation options to get to Benicia will also be included. Six weeks before the retreat you will receive the final retreat schedule.
Q. What is the cost?
A. The cost per participant is $1650 and $275 for non-participating partners.
Q. Can my partner attend even though they won't participate in the classes.
A. Absolutely, non-participating partners are very welcome and the price per non-participating partner is $275 which can be purchased at the link below. Partners may also sit in on a workshop session or two as long as there is adequate space in the room. See the button on this page to register your partner when registration opens.
Q. What is your cancellation policy and COVID policy?
A. You can receive a full refund minus any credit card fees within the first 30 days of booking. Please consider getting travel insurance to cover your fees in case you have to cancel due to unexpected circumstances. We will follow ALL CDC and county health department COVID-related rules, and modify accordingly.
Q. What about accommodation?
A. Accommodations are not included in the price of your retreat ticket. Upon registration you will receive a Fact Sheet with links to nearby hotels/inns. These include the Shorelight Inn , Inn at Benicia Bay, Union Hotel (all in the center of the small downtown area of Benicia and a five minute walk from each other) and the Heritage Inn and Holiday Inn Express which is a little further away. Call or go online to make your reservations for accommodations as soon as possible - there is limited availability at each location. It is your responsibility to make and attend to your lodging reservation. If you make a reservation with the front desk person, they will let you know if they provide a discount because you are attending the Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat. You can also check out AirBnB.
Q. Who can I contact if I have other questions related to the retreat?
A. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Can you accommodate those with dietary issues?
A. We are happy to cater for people with diet issues. Vegetarian, vegans and basic diet requirements are included in the price - just let us know by emailing Donna Wapner here.
Q. Are the retreat venues suitable for those with mobility issues?
A. We are not able to accommodate anyone with severe mobility problems. Please get in touch with email@example.com to discuss your particular needs.
Q. How do I get there?
A. You can travel to Benicia either by air or road.
By air: Benicia is usually 45minutes from Oakland International Airport and an hour from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Public transportation to Benicia from the airports include: BART (to Pleasant Hill) - www.bart.gov - and Evans Airporter to Vallejo - www.evanstransportation.com. From BART taxi or Rideshare to Benicia.