Guitar Workshop Plus Program – Canada 2011


Guitar Workshop Plus Program | Canada 2011

Guitar Workshop Plus – GuitarWorkshopPlus.Com is more than a guitar camp. And, in this way of meaning, in 2011 they has announced a fantastic artist line-up which includes jazz legend an six time Grammy nominee Mike Stern, pop rock star Orianthi, Rik Emmett, bassist Dave LaRue, David Grissom, Dave Martone, Don Ross, Vito Rezza and many, many more.

There are three sessions for 2011  Canada’s 2011 Guitar Workshop Plus Program at two locations in 2011 and confirmed are as follows:

Toronto (Session 1) July 17-22, 2011.
Toronto (Session 2) July 24-29, 2011.
Vancouver Session August 7-12, 2011.

For more details you can checked the official site and also the press release below

Canada’s 2011 Guitar Workshop Plus Program Press Release

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 organized and directed summer music workshops across North America for fourteen years. This unique Canadian program has been sold out the last few years running. Musicians of all ages and levels have attended from across Canada, the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Considered by many to be the premier summer music education program in Canada, the program has offered workshops in Toronto and Vancouver for the past several 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 to learn. Furthermore, as well as 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, John Scofield, Rik Emmett, Randy Bachman, Paul Gilbert, Andy Summers (The Police), Billy Sheehan, Pierre Bensusan, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Wayne Krantz, John Abercrombie, Duke Robillard, Lorne Lofsky, John Knowles, John Jorgenson, Sue Foley, Jennifer Batten, Paul DeLong, and Stu Hamm are just a few of the world class artists 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 give fantastic accommodations, modern classrooms, performance space, and exceptional dining facilities.

Resident and non-resident tuitions are available and registration has already begun for the 2011 sessions.

For more information on the Guitar Workshop Plus program, contact:

Guitar Workshop Plus
99 Queen Street South
2nd Floor
Mississauga, ON
L5M 1K7
Tel: (905) 567-8000



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