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.
Each day consists of morning and afternoon classes that involve a hands-on approach, late
afternoon clinics, ensemble performances, and evening concerts. Students will also enjoy visits
from world-class guest artists and have many performance opportunities. DVD recordings of
the student performances are available after the sessions. 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.
Currently, instruction is provided for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. Students
can elect to study one class OR seminar each session. The guitar program is extensive and
unique in that students elect to study the style that they enjoy most. Guitar styles include
rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, classical and a guitar course for the absolute beginner. We also offer
comprehensive bass, drums, keyboard, vocal and songwriting classes covering various styles,
theory, performance, and technique.
Each course combines hands-on technique with musicianship skills such as theory, ear
training, rhythm studies, etc. In addition, most of these classes include a one-hour per day rhythm
section class in which students are given the opportunity to play with the faculty rhythm section
and apply the skills and knowledge they are acquiring in class.
Classes are offered for varying skill levels ranging from
beginner to advanced. On the first day of the session,
all students are evaluated to ensure that they are placed
in the appropriate class level thereby maximizing their
learning potential. Class sizes are small to promote
individualized attention for each student as well as to
facilitate ensemble arrangements.