TotallyGuitars.com is excited to share with you several incredible details regarding our sixth, highly anticipated, International Guitar Camp. This year we are returning to 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 weekend of August 17 - 21, 2018.
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 Friday evening through Tuesday 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 Stage Performance and Songwriting, just two of his highly crafted skills. Last year he had a special group learn and perform his song George's Corner. He will also be available to accompany all students at the Open Mics. More information on Dave can be found at: 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. Last year he even gave us a workshop on Hand & Finger Exercises For Guitarists. More information on Doug can be found at: 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 2018 and working individually with everyone who wants to explore any of these directions. His Vocal Studio is open for drop in instruction pretty much all day every day.
Vanessa Bot: Vanessa is certainly no stranger to anyone who has spent any time at TotallyGuitars.com. She has become an integral part of the TG teaching team since she joined in mid-2013. She now has more than 175 detailed lessons on the site which are very popular, and brings us a new one every week. She will be on hand to give one-on-one teaching sessions, coordinate the open mics, with assist with collaborations and will be running a series of play-along group sessions. We are thrilled that she has been able to find space in her busy teaching schedule again this year to join us from her home in The Netherlands.
And last but certainly not least, we have the angelic voice of Corina. She will be there to collaborate with anyone who needs a guest vocalist for performances.
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 sixth 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 camp is for you, the TotallyGuitars.com family of guitar enthusiasts and we welcome your ideas, suggestions and any insights that will make the guitar camp 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. 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.