Guitar Workshop Plus returns and offers scholarships

Continuing to provide the ultimate experience in music education, Guitar Workshop Plus has scholarships available for the 2010 summer program and an incredible guest artist/instructor line-up. Guitar Workshop Plus has announced three sessions at two locations for its 2010 summer schedule. Confirmed session dates are as follows:

Toronto Session 1: July 18-23, 2010.

Toronto Session 2: July 25-30, 2010.

Vancouver Session: August 8-13, 2010.

2010 guest artists: Rock guitar god John Petrucci (Dream Theater) will be part of the program this year. Blues legend Robben Ford will return to inspire students as well as multi-stylist Andy Timmons and musical chameleon Greg Howe. Legendary virtuoso Tony MacAlpine will be joining the program for the first time as will the acoustic genius Tony McManus. Bass innovator Stuart Hamm, drum guru Paul Delong, jazz great Lorne Lofsky, shred master David Martone, rock professor Jon Finn, and guitar designer Robert Godin round out the line-up.

Musicians of all ages and levels have been attending from across Canada, the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Designed for aspiring musicians of all ages including teenagers, adult hobbyists, students pursuing music careers, semi-professional and professional musicians, Guitar Workshop Plus offers students a unique setting for intense musical and personal growth. As well, this program allows for group development (entire bands will sometimes attend) and the family experience (father and son, mother and daughter, brothers and sisters, etc.). The program provides students with the opportunity to study multiple styles, courses, and levels

with some of the industry’s leading musicians. Having enjoyed the experience of a lifetime, students leave each session with enough material to work on until the following year. The program’s administration has been organizing and directing summer music workshops across North America for fourteen years. This unique Canadian program has been sold out the last few years running. Considered by many to be the premier summer music education program in Canada, the program has been offering workshops in the Toronto and Vancouver areas for many years and plans for expansion are in the works.

By directing instruction to the student’s personal style, level of experience, and musical goals, the program creates a healthy, non-competitive environment in which to learn. Furthermore, in addition to an outstanding faculty roster, the list of artists who have worked and continue to work with the administration is truly astounding. Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Robben Ford, Rik Emmett, Randy Bachman, Andy Summers (The Police), John Scofield, Billy Sheehan, Pierre Bensusan, John Abercrombie, Jennifer Batten, Sue Foley, Lorne Lofsky, John Knowles, John Jorgenson, Paul DeLong, and Orin Isaacs are just a few of the world classartists on this list. Courses are offered for all levels (Beginner to Advanced), ages (12 through Adult), and styles including blues, jazz, rock, acoustic, and classical. The intensive bass, drum, keyboard, and vocal courses cover many styles and afford students with many rhythm section and ensemble performance opportunities. Each day consists of morning and

afternoon classes that involve a hands-on approach, late afternoon clinics (songwriting, improvisation, vocal, etc.), ensemble performances, and evening concerts.

Both Toronto sessions will once again be held at Appleby College in Oakville just west of Toronto. This location has undergone extensive renovations and will be providing outstanding facilities including new classrooms, new dorm rooms, and a new dining hall. The grounds, as always, remain immaculate and picturesque overlooking the lake. The Vancouver session will once again take place at Quest University, which is located just north of Vancouver in Squamish, BC. Quest is located along the Pacific Ocean offering breathtaking views of the mountains and ocean. The facilities and accommodations are pristine and provide fantastic accommodations, modern classrooms, performance space, and exceptional dining facilities. Resident and non-resident tuitions are available and registration has already begun for the 2010 sessions.

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