The Guitar Intensive Workshops
Coming to a City Near You
The Guitar Intensive Workshops will be starting in the summer of 2014. This workshop will be for guitarists and bass players, and will concentrate primarily on Jazz, Blues, Rock. We will also be bring in specialists in fingerpicking, folk, country, etc., if we get enough students interested in these styles. So please let us know what you want to study and we will try to accommodate your requests. One thing we can assure you is that no matter what your interests are, you will find that our Workshop gives you what you need to know. This Workshop isn’t just a load of lectures and demos. You will work from required text books that will be available as free downloads. This not only makes the entire experience more affordable, but allows you to have concrete information that you can take home with you to study in the future. We will also be filming these clinics, so attending students will be able to refer back to the videos to catch things they might have missed. These videos will also be for sale for those of you who didn’t have the chance to join us. In addition, our core course instructor, Bruce Arnold will preside over our online interactive Alumni Lounge where chats and questions can keep the info flowing past the end of the Workshop and year round. Our primary faculty members are: Mimi Fox, Alex Skolnick, Stuart Hamm and Bruce Arnold and we will soon be announcing the complete list of educators.
We also offer a wide range of master classes and performances that are scheduled weekly, providing essential experience in playing out and with others. The courses and ensemble programs focus on developing a solid foundation in music theory, performance and sight-reading. The camp climaxes with a series of full fledged, formal concerts for students, with the participation of the educators.
These intensives will be located throughout the USA and then expanded globally over time. If you have an interest in this intensive, please shoot us an email, and tell us what major cities are near you.
You will find more specific information on the Guitar Intensive Workshops including: locations, courses, private instruction, ensembles, required books, daily events, application and audition information, meals and housing, fees and age requirements along with the bios of the participating faculty on this website as it develops.
Unlike most summer guitar programs The Guitar and Bass Intensive Workshops will be presented with a highly organized approach to music. Much of the information presented is not available in any other college program or course. All courses are college level but are presented so that most high school age students will have no problem with comprehension. All instructors at these intensives have a proven record of educational expertise. Their music educational skills run the gamut from creating and running whole music programs at the college and pre-college level to music instructional books and DVDs. These clinicians also are seasoned live and studio recording bassists and guitarists, with impressive reputations and credentials.