What You'll Learn
Improved Guitar Skills
Essential guitar skills from basic to advanced will be covered in a variety of styles to give you a solid foundation.
Guitar Technique Workshops:
Guitar Building Foundations
Guitar Care & Maintenance
Guest Artist Masterclasses
Up close hands-on instruction from world-class guitarists. Get answers to your questions from the best.
Jam Groups to Practice Soloing & Learn Songs
Perform Your Own Music at the Student Showcase
Daily Guitar Workouts with Steve Krenz from Beginner to Advanced
All Skill Levels are Welcome - but a Basic Understanding of Guitar Chords, & General Technique is Encouraged.
Creating Memorable Chord Progressions
Basic & Advanced Music Theory for Guitarists
Making the Most of Gear, Pedals & Amps!
The Nashville Number System
Practice Strategies for Results
Voted: "...Best Guitar Camp"
Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Silver Award Acoustic Guitar Players Choice Awards
2020 GUEST ARTISTS
Guests for the 2020 Guitar Gathering conference have not been confirmed yet.
But, previous conference guests have included Phil Keaggy, Johnny Hiland, Brent Mason, Jack Pearson, Muriel Anderson, Joe Robinson, Christie Lenee, Jeff Berlin, Thom Bresh, Corey Congilio and many others.
Steve Krenz - Conference Host
Steve has played guitar with numerous Grammy winning artists live and in the studio. He is a sought- after guitar educator and speaker. Steve’s top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar won the Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice Award for outstanding guitar instructional material.
Steve is the founder of GuitarGathering.com which serves 15000+ subscribers with guitar training and live streaming lessons.
"It was the best musical event I've ever been to."
- Martin K., Salt Lake City, Utah
What Guitar Gathering Attendees Are Saying
”I have to admit I was extremely nervous about attending, due to my perceived level of play... To my surprise, it didn't matter where I was on my pathway, everyone treated me with respect and made me feel extremely comfortable... I now have the beginning of my plan for getting better.”
“Made lots of new friends in the guitar community and learned soooo much! Got lots to work on, but homework never seemed like so much fun!”
New York, New York
“The Gatherings allow the students to become part of a culture that most of only dream about. By us being able to interact with so many Grammy award winning artists and fantastic performers you have given us a good idea of what it takes to become good. Thanks for fulfilling many of my dreams."
“From the beginner to the virtuoso, there's a cheerfulness, an optimism, a mutual respect among this musical family that's increasingly rare these days."
“I am amazed at the guitar gathering... I still cannot get over how much I learned and how much fun it was. I cannot believe that I was able to see star performers and their classes were amazing. To be immersed in music and the guitar gathering was an unbelievable experience.”
“FANTASTIC! I...had drifted into a lull of strumming the same thing day in and day out... not practicing to get better. The Gathering has motivated me to get back into the learning aspect and really improve to become a player.”
Hands-on Workshops & Daily Jam Sessions to Develop Your Skills.
WORKSHOPS & PRESENTERS
Guitar Care & Maintenance
Learn how to care & preserve your guitar - deal effectively with humidity, changing strings properly & setting up your guitar.
Greg Voros of Gruhn Guitars has worked on guitars by Les Paul, Brad Paisley, Steve Vai, Chet Atkins and countless pros.
It all starts with a song. Learn how to craft your ideas into a professional song and to find your voice in your music.
Grammy nominated Nashville songwriting coach, Kim McLean has written for numerous artists, TV shows, and has won the GMA Song of the Year.
Learn arranging songs for solo jazz guitar, improving your jazz soloing and comping effectively.
Mel is one of Nashville's finest jazz guitarists performing with many pop and country stars live and in the studio.
Learn how to take your blues playing to the next level - Improving soloing and rhythm comping techniques.
Mike is an in-demand musician who has shared the stage with Albert King and was a featured instructor at Gibson.com.
A true music industry veteran, Dino offers real-world tips on making your improvising memorable.
Dino has played with Keb Mo, Alabama, & Barbara Mandrell. Performed on every major award show, even the White House.
Learn Fingerstyle techniques, creating arrangements, and cascading harp harmonics.
Collin is an amazing young fingerstyle guitarist turning lots of heads in the guitar world with his clean technique and rich harmonies.
Info & Lodging
Meals & Lodging Not Included with Registration.
All workshops, conference events and evening concerts will be on the beautiful campus of Trevecca University in their new state-of-the-art Jackson Music Building in Nashville, Tennessee. Directions, photos and more can be found at the link below.
Lodging is available on campus in the Trevecca dorms or in nearby hotels in the Cool Springs/Franklin/Brentwood areas of Nashville a short 10-15 minute drive from the conference.
Dorm lodging at Trevecca is available for $60 per night per person and can be purchased HERE.
Meals are not included with your registration.
Lunch is available in the Trevecca University cafeteria on campus for around $5. A variety of coffees and pastries can also be purchased at the campus coffee shop.
There are also many other restaurants available within a 10-minute drive from campus.
Registration includes admission to all four days of conference workshops, events, concerts and a conference t-shirt.
Registration does not include:
Bring a Spouse or Guest for only $150!
All registration fees are non-refundable.
However, if cancelled before dates below, funds can be applied towards a future Guitar Gathering conference or Fall Fingerstyle Retreat registration.
Before March 1st: Full Credit of Funds to Future Event
Before April 1st: 75% Credit of Funds to Future Event
Before May 1st: 50% Credit of Funds to Future Event
After May 1st: No Credit of Funds to Future Event
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