Daytona Beach Guitar Camp 2015 | Anyone interested?

We have some exciting news about an upcoming guitar camp that we are planning for April 17th, 18th, 19th 2015 weekend down at the Mike Curb College of Music, Art and Entertainment at Daytona State College.

This will be a terrific time to come down to Florida to study fingerstyle guitar taught by me as well as improvisation and jazz guitar taught by Pat Bergeson. We have in mind to include a class for beginners, too. We're putting this together right now, and it'd be great to get some feedback as to how many folks would be interested in studying over that weekend. Please let me know if anyone out there would be interested by emailing me through the website here

This is a very exciting prospect for us, and we hope to make it an annual camp. The idea is to grow and include instructors of many styles of playing. It is a wonderful new facility just a stone's throw from the beach.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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