2019 Masters Classes will be announced soon
2018 Master Classes
Industry leaders offer their expertise on a variety of topics. Advanced guitar styles, luthier tips, new technology, guitar maintenance and repair, social media marketing.
Tickets are $25 per class*, and must be purchased in addition to Exhibition entry.
*Harry Manx's Master Class is $50, Ervin Somogyi's Master Class is FREE with a mandatory RSVP.
The Classes will take place at the Exhibition on August 11 & 12 at Creekside Community Centre. Finalized classroom locations will be posted day of the show.
Saturday August 11
10:30 - 11:30 am - Adam Miller: Fingerstyle Freedom
11:30 - 12:30 pm - David Martone: The Combined Hands of Fury
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Itamar Erez: Transforming theory to practice. Keys to unlocking the fretboard
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Terry Robb: Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar, Blues, Ragtime & Slide
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Claus Boesser-Ferrari: Latin Grooves (braiz/Cuba), Body Percussion / Mount Percussion, Guitar Percussion, Percussion Guidelines of Brazilian and Cuban Grooves
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm - Harry Manx: The Musician in the Music
Sunday August 12
10:30 am - 11:30 am - Francois Pelletier: Creative concepts: Writing for the Guitar
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Don Alder: The Tonal Toolkit
12:30 - 2:00 - Ervin Somogyi: An Essential Principle of Guitar Design / Part 2: The First Principle of Guitar Bracing
2:00 - 3:00 - Paul Pigat: Intro to Travis Picking & the Fingerstyle of Chet Atkins
3:00 - 4:00 - Mark Lemaire: Being Your Own Producer. Plus: Secret Guitar Recording Secrets
3:00 - 4;00 - James Trussart - My Journey in Guitar Building: Art, Craft and Design