Seminars are courses which concentrate on
specific topics and will sometimes feature guest
instructors. Generally, seminars are designed for
the intermediate to advanced player although
some may be open to all levels. Students are
evaluated to ensure that they are at an appropriate level for the course. Seminar students meet
with the instructor all day and, because there is
no restriction to class size, do not take part in
rhythm section classes. Faculty led ensembles for
seminars depend upon class size and format.
In addition, all students may attend clinics. Each day, two or three clinics are offered
covering topics such as improvisation, songwriting, vocals, scales and modes, building
technique, slide, percussion, hand drumming and more. Students are welcome to sign up
for these clinics on campus.
Our administration has been responsible for organizing and directing summer music
programs across North America for the past fourteen years. Founded by Brian Murray, a
Toronto area guitarist/performer/educator, the Guitar Workshop Plus administration and
faculty have developed a loyal student base due to the positive experience, excellent
curriculum, professional faculty, visiting guest artists, and the opportunity to meet other
people who share the same musical interests.
Our faculty is carefully selected and comprised of professional musicians and instructors
with extensive experience teaching in workshops, private settings, and post-secondary insti-
tutions. These talented educators have considerable recording backgrounds, perform around
the world, author instructional books and write columns for music magazines.