Learn English through music for adults

Homestays with English speakers have proven to be one of the most efficient ways to learn a new language for both adults and children. King and Byrne offer homestays using the power of music to learn English.

As trained musicians and English teachers, your stay with us is a little different from the usual homestay. Here you will study English formally with trained TEFL teachers but we include a musical environment. This means that you will live with a family that are trained musicians who play acoustic guitar, bass guitar, classical guitar, Spanish guitar, piano and have a recording studio on-premises.

Music is the universal language of mankind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

At our home in Normandy, you will be immersed in both music and culture. All communication will be in English and if you will participate in a structured conversation lesson with an English teacher for 2 hours a day. All music sessions will be conducted in English you can choose what you would like to learn from the following:

  • Classical guitar
  • Spanish guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Voice lessons
  • Acoustic guitar

Your week or two weeks spent with us will also give you the opportunity to create and produce your own CD in our studio with professional expertise.

Touristic activities – your choice – extra cost applies

Mont St. Michel – full day

St. Hilaire – visit to the market

Bayeux and the Bayeux Tapestry

Caen – WWII memorials

Chateau visits – Visit to Domfront medieval village and castle ruins, trip to Bagnoles d’Lorne to see the spa town and its Belle Epoque architecture, Lassay les Chateaux and the Circuit de Lancelot, Château de Fougères.

Special Needs:

We can cater to special dietary needs such as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, lactose intolerant, etc.

Why choose us?

At King and Byrne all our staff are trained professionals with university degrees ranging from the UK to Canada along with teaching certifications that make us uniquely qualified to offer English immersion. Read more about our staff here.