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Inspiring, studio-quality jams for
pro musicians near Lisbon

Connect • Experience • Create

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When's the next jam?

If you have 10+ years jamming experience (more info), we’re happy to send you invites to play via the form below.

If you’d just like to come and listen, here‘s how.

"Expectations blown - insane sound quality, organisation, and vibes"
Ricardo Pedrosa
Bass guitar, 10 years
"by far the best jam
session I've been to"
Simon White
Trumpet, 20 years
"this is more about the music and responding to each other than impressing an audience"
Iris Noora Ceulemans
Trombone, 20 years
"far exceeded expectations"
Federico Frascarelli
Electric guitar, 15 years
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Share the Joy

It’s a precarious time for musicians, filled with uncertainties, anxiety and social isolation. This is why we’d love to help you rebuild a sense of community through the safe and relaxed Groove House vibe. 

Get inspired by other artists at our fun evening sessions and create music together. Take a breath of fresh air and a break from the stress of city life and immerse yourself in natural beauty just 30 minutes from Lisbon.

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In the Groove

Once the pandemic is significantly behind us, we’ll welcome an audience, and musicians of any level (the ‘Groove House Jams’ Meetup page has over 2000 subscribers). In the meantime, we’d love to see you here if you:

1. Have jammed for 10 years or more

2. Consider yourself a good listener

3. Can effortlessly pick up a basic progression by ear and/or keep a solid groove

Amazing-sounding headphones with a professional live mix for every musician. Experience jamming on a whole new level.

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Book your Spot

You’re just 3 steps away from a shared musical experience of a lifetime:

1. Register above to make sure you’re matched with the right musicians

2. Book your spot easily through the link we send by email (10 available seats for each session)

3. Turn up with your instrument (30 min drive or 50 min train from Lisbon), and we’ll take care of the rest. 

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Less is Best

Instead of performing particular songs, we encourage a collective  flow state conducive with creativity. We focus more on how notes are played than what notes are played. We love simple chord progressions, playing every note with absolute intention and exploring new musical ideas with a non-judgemental attitude. 

By remembering to fully listen to each other we lock into the flow. Then we can see where the journey takes us. Styles typically range from funk to prog rock, experimental and anything that moves you to groove your socks off.  

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STORY of how the Groove House came to be

VOLUNTEER at the Groove House

1. Pro Musicians' Retreat
"Pro" = you play professionally, you can effortlessly lock into a solid groove, and can instantly pick up a basic chord progression by ear in a jam (applies to everyone in the booking)

• Includes: ALL meals; shuttle from & to Lisbon; unique jam sessions; local trips to special spots; BBQ with inspiring views; projector movie night; forest walk

PRICES with musician discounts (includes all meals)
> Long weekend (3 nights) in private double/twin: €150
> Long weekend in dorm bed: €80
> A week (7 nights) in private double/twin: €250
> A week in dorm bed: €133
> DRY HIRE whole house for 3 nights: from €610

• Optional extras: record demo (€30 per track); film music video (€100 for 1 song)

refund policy

2. Experienced Musicians' Retreat
"Experienced" = you play music on the side; have some experience jamming; can quite easily pick up a basic chord progression by ear, or easily keep time to a basic rhythm

• Includes: ALL meals; shuttle from & to Lisbon; unique jam sessions; local trips to special spot; BBQ with inspiring views; projector movie night

PRICES with musician discounts (includes all meals)
> Long weekend (3 nights) in private double/twin: €200
> Long weekend in dorm bed: €100
> A week (7 nights) in private double/twin: €400
> A week in dorm bed: €200
> DRY HIRE whole house for 3 nights: from €910

refund policy

3. Music Lovers' Retreat
• For amateur/aspiring musicians, or if you love hearing music

• Includes: ALL meals; shuttle from & to Lisbon; unique jam session; local trips to special spots; BBQ with inspiring views; projector movie night; music sharing nights (rounds of picking a song each)

PRICES (includes all meals)
> Long weekend (3 nights) in private double/twin: €300
> Long weekend in dorm bed: €160
> A week (7 nights) in private double/twin: €600
> A week in dorm bed: €320

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4. Book the House
* 3 private double/twin bedrooms, 6 dorm beds
* musician discounts available (see bottom)

1. DRY HIRE: €3000/week, €1520/weekend (3 nights) • kitchen available and shops 5 min drive; access to entire house and land

2. BASIC BUNDLE: €3900/week, €1820/weekend (3 nights) • kitchen available and shops 5 min drive; minibus always available, shuttle from & to Lisbon; support on standby for A/V tech (music jamming, listening, movie projector, etc...)

3. WHOLE SHEBANG: €5000/week, €2420/weekend (3 nights)
• ALL meals; shuttle from & to Lisbon; minibus always available, local guided trips, recording engineer, facilitated jam sessions on headphones; BBQs with inspiring views; projector movie nights

• 'Pro' musicians: 60% discount
• 'Experienced' musicians: 40% discount
* applies if most guests are one of these levels (see retreat options for definitions)

refund policy

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