Guitar Week - July 28 - August 3, 2013
Guitar Week has become one of the finest programs of its kind anywhere, staffed by some of the world’s best players and instructors. We have been awarded both the Bronze Medal and Silver Medal Player’s Choice Award for music camps by the readers of Acoustic Guitar magazine, and this high standard of quality is what keeps guitarists from across the globe coming back year after year.
For 2013, we once again includes classes in the guitar’s tropical cousin, the ukulele. We’ve recruited some exciting new instructors, and several popular staff members from previous years will be returning. We will be offering more classes than ever before in flatpicking and fingerstyle acoustic guitar in all styles for all levels from beginning to advanced. Our seventeen world-class instructors, including several Grammy-winning guitarists, will be offering classes in a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic to jazz and blues. We will offer a variety of beginning level classes to accommodate those students who aren’t quite ready for the intermediate-to-advanced classes, as well as classes suggested for more advanced players, so please read the descriptions carefully before you decide where you belong; we want everyone to get the most out of the week. For most of our classes it is recommended that students should play at an intermediate level: students should have mastered beginning skills, be able to tune their instruments, keep time, play scales cleanly, and know how to play a few tunes with confidence. Guitar Week runs concurrently with our Contemporary Folk Week, and students may take classes from either program, and this year we are offering even more guitar classes designed for singer/songwriters. One of the country’s top repairmen, Randy Hughes, will be available for consultations throughout the week. Ed Dodson will again lead slow jams after lunch each day, and our Luthiers Exhibit will feature some amazing guitars from some of the world’s most respected builders - Michael Bashkin, John Slobod and Gerald Sheppard, as well as a selection of instruments from the inventory of the renowned Dream Guitars.