What sets Guitar Workshop Plus apart is the quality of its faculty and guest artists who teach and perform at the camp. Attendees of the program have the opportunity to better their skills as a musician by playing with their peers, the faculty, and the artists. These artists sell out arenas and stadiums around the world so it is a very unique experience to be able to learn from them and play with them. Campers have a lot of fun because they are PLAYING a lot of music in addition to just learning technique and theory. They can focus on rock or acoustic or blues or whatever style they are interested in at their own level. You just can’t find anything like this anywhere else. At night there are concerts every night ranging from faculty to students and, of course, the world famous artists. After that, participants will hang out in the lounge watching tv or movies or they will sit outside down by the lake with their instruments and play. The return rate is REALLY high. During any given week about 50 to 70 percent of the participants attended the previous year. That rate is even higher if you add the returning people who attended a few years ago. One of the remarkable about Guitar Workshop Plus is that the participants not only care about their experience at the camp but also about their fellow campers. There is a sense of family almost among the participants by the end of each session and they cheer each other on when they perform, support each other, practice and hang out together, etc. Friendships that will last a lifetime are made at the camp as the participants meet others from all across the world.
Guitar Workshop Plus is much more than just a guitar camp or summer music camp. We offer week-long workshops in a musical environment at supurb facilities located in the east and west. Guitar, Bass, Drum, Keyboard, and Vocal courses are offered for all levels, ages, and styles including rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, classical, and songwriting. Our faculty members are professional musicians and instructors with extensive experience teaching in summer music programs, workshops, private settings, and post secondary institutions. World famous guest artists such as Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson (Rush), John Scofield, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Robben Ford, Billy Sheehan, and many more teach and perform for our participants. Our top ranked summer music program allows students to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts. Participants also take away a DVD of their live performances!!
Guitar Workshop Plus is a program designed for aspiring musicians of all ages to promote the growth and development of musical knowledge and skills. Our program is unique in that we cater our instruction to the student's personal style, level of experience, and musical goals. We create a healthy, non-competitive, and supportive environment in which to learn. The complete immersion in music allows students to walk away with enough material and musical ideas to last until next year.
Whether you just started playing recently and want to get started in the right direction, or you've been playing professionally and want to further develop your craft, you will find what you're looking for at Guitar Workshop Plus. Join us this summer and treat yourself to a fun and educational music-filled week!!