Join exceptional artists and learners from around the world on a life enriching guitar experience in "Music City" Nashville, Tennessee.


Become a better musician & learn skills to transform your guitar playing.

*Limited Availability to Only 100 Participants

Four days of world-class guitar instruction, hands-on workshops, side-by-side interactions with guitar legends, jams with friends & pros and spectacular evening concerts in the guitar capital of the world - Nashville, Tennessee.


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:


Beginning Guitar

Blues Guitar

Fingerstyle Guitar

Flatpicking/Bluegrass Guitar

Rock Guitar


Guitar Building Foundations


Song Writing


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.

Essential Musicianship


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


2019 GUEST ARTISTS


Johnny Hiland & Band


From Bluegrass to blistering Country chicken-pickin to Van-Halen tapping, Johnny Hiland's virtuosity knows little bounds.


Overcoming an eye-disease, being declared legally blind, Johnny has shared the stage with Rick Skaggs, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa and countless others.


Johnny and his band will be hosting the Thursday evening concert along with a few special surprise guests! It's sure to be a night of incredible electric guitar playing.


Phil Keaggy


Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy's mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don't play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies.


For three years in a row, Phil was voted one of the top fingerstyle guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers.




Russ Barenberg


Grammy nominated acoustic guitarist, Russ Barenberg, brings a level of beauty to his Americana flatpicking that is unmatched. His gorgeous playing has been heard on the Emmy winning Ken Burns series "The Civil War" as well as projects by Steve Martin, James Taylor, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas and many others. He is also featured on the acclaimed BBC series The Transatlantic Sessions.


Russ is a sought after instructor at numerous conferences and festivals across the nation.


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 12000+ 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

(Previous Attendee)



TESTIMONIALS

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.”


Brian S.  

Olathe, Kansas


“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!”






Joan R.

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."


Bob H. 

Canton, Ohio



“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."






Diane B. 

Newark, Delaware


“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.”


Marion R.

Queensland, Australia



“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.”


Doug L.

Hamilton, Ohio


Hands-on Workshops & Daily Jam Sessions to Develop Your Skills.

WORKSHOPS & PRESENTERS


Guitar Care & Maintenance

Greg Voros


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.


Song-Writing

Kim McLean


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.

Jazz Guitar

Mel Deal


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.

Blues Guitar

Mike Pachelli


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.


Improvisation

Dino Pastin


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.



Fingerstyle Guitar

Collin Hill


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.

Location


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.


TREVECCA UNIVERSITY


Lodging


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


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


Pricing


Registration includes admission to all four days of conference workshops, events, concerts and a conference t-shirt.


  • Registration $595


Registration does not include:


  • Meals, Lodging and Transportation
  • Personal Guitar Setups with Greg Voros. (Prices are per instrument. $60/Acoustic $55/Electric New set of strings included with each setup.)


Bring a Spouse or Guest for only $99!


  • Spouse/guest registration available with one full registration.
  • Includes admission to all conference events and t-shirt.
  • Spouse/guest registrations can be purchased HERE.

Cancellation Policy


Before March 1st: Full Refund


Before April 1st: 75% Refund

Before May 1st: 50% Refund


After May 1st: No Refund


Got a Question?


Have a question or concern? Contact us at [email protected] with any questions you might have.


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So, come join us in Nashville, Music City for four days of guitar. Learn new things. Hang out with new friends and some of the worlds greatest guitarists!


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