La Fuente presents learning holidays in a beautiful setting
with the world’s finest teachers.

In 2017 we offer an Old-Time American Music week May 6-13, and our first Old Blues Week, September 23-30!  The Old-Time Music Week is well on its way to being fully enrolled, so please sign up as soon as you can if you would like to participate.  Old Blues Week has just been posted, and there is still plenty of space.  However, places are more strictly limited than they are for Old-Time Week, so early booking is recommended.

At our music weeks, you can learn to sing, dance, and play fiddle, banjo, guitar and other instruments in traditional American styles with some of the world’s finest teachers.  This is an ideal opportunity for complete beginners and experienced players alike.  In addition to a full tuition program, there is ample opportunity to play freely together, with everyone encouraged to join in. You will also have the opportunity to jam with the teachers and receive one-to-one coaching outside of the daily scheduled classes.

Download an enrolment form to secure your place.  Enrolment forms can be emailed to kate@katelissauer.com

With all your food and accommodation needs taken care of you can leave the daily world behind and fully immerse yourself in fun and learning for a whole week!


‘I’d just like to add my thanks for the lovely week I had at El Fonte.  I’ve already been a few times and it was always good but this one was especially nice. Absolutely no doubt as to why that was… because you were all a wonderful bunch of people to be with.  I thank you all for the great time you gave me.’  Alan

‘I have to say that my visit to La Fuente was one of the best holidays I’ve ever had.’  Rob

‘Thank you so much for a wonderful music week.  What a great  bunch of human beings, and talent.’  Sooz

‘I can’t thank you enough for organising and hosting such a great holiday. It was such an amazing experience to be able to attempt to jam with musicians like you and Ben! I’m feeling really inspired and determined to keep going with the fiddling.’  Emily

‘Fab week with fab folk. Thanks for all your company and encouragement.  How lucky am I to be part of it.’  Rose

‘Thank you so much for the fun music, dance and company. It was so great to spend the best holiday ever with you all in the hills!’  Pam

‘I would just like to say again what a great time we both had at La Fuente, I don’t think it could have been any better. The particular things I took home with me, from the tuition, were:-
1) What the music etc should sound like and hence what I should be aiming for.
2) Playing fiddle tunes on banjo is important to me but that there is much more in this music to have a go at and enjoy.’  Jane

‘I just wanted to say again what I great time I had out there getting to know everyone and sharing a week and I wanted to say thanks again to everyone for having me and for everything involved. It truly made for an amazing “awesome” adventure. Hope to see you all next time!’  Stu

‘Thank-you all for a truly wonderful time!  How very special our group at la Fuente was! I Learned so much from all you fab tutors too. Food and bed amazing.’ Tina

‘I had such a nice week; everybody was so kind and generous.’  Bob

‘It was a truly excellent week thanks to the hard work you guys all put into it. I loved every minute of it.’  Ray

‘I loved Spain and learned LOADS and am hoping that I can make it there next year too!
It was a really lovely time.’  Karen

‘We both had a wonderful time and it was a honor to be there.’  Taylor

‘Thankyou for a wonderful time in Spain, I am still singing the songs!’  Penny

‘Wow, that was just the most wonderful week when we came to stay with you.’  Joe