TotallyGuitars.com is thrilled to share with you several incredible details regarding our fifth, highly anticipated, International Guitar Camp. This year it will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center near Pacific Grove. Take a deep breath and settle in for a time of serene relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea" - Asilomar Conference Center is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land. Situated within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove, Asilomar offers guests the simple comforts of cozy cottages and historic lodges - and an unforgettable escape from the demands of everyday life. This incredible venue will play host to the lucky group of eager guitarists looking to take guitar playing to a whole new level the week of August 21 - 25, 2017.
The IGC event is being hosted at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Center, in Pacific Grove. Be sure to click the link above to see and learn more about this amazing place.
Don’t forget the FOOD!
The food being presented at the IGC could be an event by itself. The IGC will include cooked meals from Monday evening through Friday morning prepared by the world-class chefs at the Asilomar Conference Center. At Asilomar you'll enjoy an authentic taste of California's Central Coast from their fresh, sustainable menu. At its' heart is the simple use of quality local ingredients such as beef, fish, vegetables, fruits, cheeses and wines prepared with delicate seasoning, and with attention to sourcing from regional farmers, ranchers and fishermen. They should have no problems accommodating most dietary requests or restrictions.
Who are the “Masters of the Craft” that will be training?
We are proud to announce that we have reassembled our very knowledgeable and talented crew of in-house experts and instructors as staff for the IGC, These VIP, “Masters of the Craft” instructors will be offering subject specific classes over multiple days and will be on-site and accessible over the course of the event. These inspirational instructors will include:
Neil Hogan: Your host and Master Guitar Teacher for the IGC, Neil will be involved in all aspects of this event and will be involved in all sessions. He will also be offering semi-private lessons to everyone. Besides the incredible teaching he will be providing, Neil will be literally “everywhere” at this event. So reach out to him if you need anything.
Dave Nachmanoff: Dave is an incredibly talented songwriter and guitarist. He has been Al Stewart’s “go to” guy as far as accompanying him on stage for many years. Dave will be offering workshops on songwriting and accompanying others, just two of his highly crafted skills. In previous years he has given us a "Performance Workshop" as well as offered his playing skills as a backing musician to everyone at one of the open mic nights. More information on Dave can be found at: http://davenach.com/
Doug Young: Doug should be well known by the TG Community, as well as any readers of acoustic guitar magazines over the last 15 years or so. Doug has done some video lessons for us, and written dozens of articles on guitar playing for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar, and Frets, to name a few. His specialties include Alternate Tunings and Instrumental Composition. His workshops will revolve around those subjects. More information on Doug can be found at: http://dougyoungguitar.com/
Jim Bruno: Jim is one of the West Coast's most respected and experienced vocal teachers, along with being a truly skilled jazz guitarist and gypsy violinist. Jim will be bringing all these skills to IGC 2017 and working individually with everyone who wants to explore any of these directions.
Vanessa Bot: Vanessa is certainly no stranger to anyone who has spent any time at TotallyGuitars.com since she dropped in a few years ago. She has grown from being a member who freely contributed advice and suggestions into a full-fledged member of the TG Staff, bringing us new lessons every week. She will be on hand offering play-along group sessions as well as coordinating our Open Mic evenings. We are thrilled that she has arranged her schedule again this year to join us from her home in The Netherlands.
We expect to have additional announcements soon about other very special guest presenters soon!
Will there be anything else?
Well, of course there will be. As we continue to reach out to others, we will be announcing more special guest instructors, songwriters, music business professionals and other VIPs who will join us. Really, who knows what else we may conjure up?
So simply we are saying, stay tuned to this site, the TotallyGuitars.com Forum and your emails for further updates and announcements over the coming days, weeks and months.
It is our expectation that our fifth International Guitar Camp completely blows you away. We will keep this a regular event on the Totally Guitars annual agenda and we need you to help us make it a success. This event is for you, the TotallyGuitars.com family of guitar enthusiasts and we welcome your ideas, suggestions and any insights that will make the event even better. So come on and join us for this fun-filled and enlightening guitar training and guitar instruction event.
*** Special Note ***
Space is limited for this incredible event as we are committed to every student having easy and personal access to all the instructors. There are a few spots left but we need to limit attendance to 40 campers. Time is of the essence and don't let this event sell out without you. We don't want you wait until the last minute and miss out on what is destined to be one of the best Guitar Playing, Training and Guitar Instruction live event presentations of the year!
Be sure to visit the Guitar Instructor bios below to really understand the power of what we are offering you at this event. We are excited and look forward to seeing you at this event.