Learn with us in France

Join us at our base in France for a weekend or more of Kora learning – we’re here from May until October.

"Great environment that lets you focus on your practice in as many hours as you want. Nice and caring people. Great kora tuition for any level" Mathias, Denmark
“Great environment that lets you focus on your practice in as many hours as you want. Nice and caring people. Great kora tuition for any level” Mathias, Denmark

€85 per day, all inclusive – no minimum stay
– all kora tuition
– accommodation in a private room
– loan of a kora, if needed
– breakfast, lunch and dinner
– help with arrivals/departures


La Bartasse is our base when we are in France.  It is a beautiful venue known as Mas de Jammes  run by the lovely owner Fabien.  We run two Group Workshops here a year, but also accept individual or small groups of kora students.  Situated in the Aveyron in a beautiful part of southern France, Mas de Jammes is a perfect spot for walking, cycling and visiting the many local attractions for which this part of France is famous so if you have a non-kora playing partner there is plenty for them to do.

Kora guests receive a warm welcome, delicious home cooked food, endless tea and coffee breaks and the chance to relax in our beautiful surroundings. Everything is taken care of, allowing you to sit back and immerse yourself in the kora.

The tuition, is similar to that of the group workshops and one that guests have found to be the most effective; Adam teaches you throughout the morning, but allowing you the time to practice in between.  He is nearby and normally carries on making koras.  Many students are interested in the process; it is all part of the experience.  After lunch is your free time but we’re often on hand for more help or advice.  If you would like a different arrangement, just ask as we tailor all tuition to the individual – there is no set ‘program’ as no two students are alike..

Two kora students practise
These two kora students came for a long weekend as complete beginners and made incredible progress. The concentration is palpable in this photo!

For more details on our available dates or to discuss your pricing options please do send us an email or call any of our numbers.