The International Guitar Camp is truly going international this year as we bring our staff to Amsterdam the weekend of July 13-15, 2018, at the Samaya Conference Center, outside of Amsterdam. More info on the venue is further down this page.
What will we do at IGC Amsterdam?
We will first meet on Friday evening for an informal night of getting to know each other and playing some music. Saturday will start with Neil and Vanessa playing a bit and talking about music, then opening into a Q&A session. The rest of the day will include time for individual and group instruction, a Play-Along class, and possibly a Performance Workshop (offering suggestions on stage presence and playing in front of others). The plan may change directions depending on what the players might like to do. We can easily adjust things to what people might want to accomplish because of limiting the size of the group. The evening will be time for everyone to join us for an Open Mic Night and playing a song or two for the group. This is totally optional of course but if you have not done much of this you would not be able to assemble a better audience for your first public performance.
What does SAMAYA say about the food?
We can proudly say that we are known for our Burgundian vegetarian cuisine. If we are allowed to accept the reactions of our guests, you will taste the care and attention with which the fresh dishes are prepared. Eating at Samaya is pure culinary enjoyment. Guests who are used to dining in restaurants, which have a big name, also like to come back to us.
All dishes are freshly prepared daily with pure ingredients. The chefs use as many organic and regional products as possible. We are happy to adjust the number of courses of your dinner to your wishes. And when you want you can complete your meal with our delicious house wine. For breakfast and lunch you will find a richly varied buffet. At lunch there is also soup, salad and in consultation a hot snack waiting for you.
Our apple-pear juice comes from our own garden and we can also recommend the homemade apple pie.
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.
Max Rich: Max has been a continuing contributor to TotallyGuitars.com and TotallyElectricGuitars.com for many years now. His ability to dissect intricate and complicated guitar parts and compositions, and present them to students in an easily understandable manner is world class, and much of what makes him such an important part of the TG Community. His passion for teaching and working with eager students will bring another dimension to all who join us in Amsterdam.
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 nearly 200 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, assist with collaborations, and will run play-along group sessions. We are thrilled that we are able to bring the mini-IGC to her home in The Netherlands.
*** 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 20 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.