A Message From Neil

Greetings Guitar Enthusiasts!

TotallyGuitars.com launched the International Guitar Camp in 2013 and now we are heading into our 5th annual Musical Fantasyland for 2017.

Once again I will be joined by our talented teachers, Dave Nachmanoff, Doug Young, Jim Bruno and Vanessa Bot. We will be bringing you workshops like Playing On Stage, Playing With Others, Songwriting, Alternate Tunings, as well as having Open Mic nights every night. In general, a lot of Playing!

Everyone will also have plenty of opportunities to have one-on-one, semi-private lessons with all of the instructors.

There are a lot more details here so look around and I hope to see you in California in the summer of 2017.

Neil Hogan


International Guitar Camp 2017 - Asilomar Center


2016 International Guitar Camp Highlights

What Is The International Guitar Camp

The International Guitar Camp, or IGC for short, is a Guitar Player's community event being presented by Totally Guitars offering some of the finest guitar playing, training and instruction by an elite panel of guitar instructors who truly are "Masters of the Craft".

This International Guitar Camp event, the brain child of Neil Hogan, Matt Williams and others in the TotallyGuitars.com family, will be attended this year by guitar playing enthusiasts from all around the world, many from the TotallyGuitars.com community and a lucky few who find their way to the "Join Us" button on this page.

Many of our players will be returning for their second, third, fourth or even fifth camp, continuing their journey of musical development and recharging lifetime bonds formed at earlier camps. Be sure to check out some of their experiences on our IGC Highlights page.

For new IGC attendees this will mark the beginning of their guitar instruction journey and they will discover why this years' International Guitar Camp continues to be heralded as a lifetime experience that promises to give its patrons guidance, progression, and immersion in all things guitar and music.

When and where will the International Guitar Camp be held?

TotallyGuitars.com is thrilled to share with you several incredible details regarding our fifth, highly anticipated, International Guitar Camp. This year it will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center near Pacific Grove. Take a deep breath and settle in for a time of serene relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea" - Asilomar Conference Center is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land. Situated within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove, Asilomar offers guests the simple comforts of cozy cottages and historic lodges - and an unforgettable escape from the demands of everyday life. This incredible venue will play host to the lucky group of eager guitarists looking to take guitar playing to a whole new level the week of August 21 - 25, 2017.

The IGC event is being hosted at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Center, in Pacific Grove. Be sure to click the link above to see and learn more about this amazing place.

Don’t forget the FOOD!

The food being presented at the IGC could be an event by itself. The IGC will include cooked meals from Monday evening through Friday morning prepared by the world-class chefs at the Asilomar Conference Center. At Asilomar you'll enjoy an authentic taste of California's Central Coast from their fresh, sustainable menu. At its' heart is the simple use of quality local ingredients such as beef, fish, vegetables, fruits, cheeses and wines prepared with delicate seasoning, and with attention to sourcing from regional farmers, ranchers and fishermen. They should have no problems accommodating most dietary requests or restrictions.

Who are the “Masters of the Craft” that will be training?

We are proud to announce that we have reassembled our very knowledgeable and talented crew of in-house experts and instructors as staff for the IGC, These VIP, “Masters of the Craft” instructors will be offering subject specific classes over multiple days and will be on-site and accessible over the course of the event. These inspirational instructors will include:

Neil Hogan: Your host and Master Guitar Teacher for the IGC, Neil will be involved in all aspects of this event and will be involved in all sessions. He will also be offering semi-private lessons to everyone. Besides the incredible teaching he will be providing, Neil will be literally “everywhere” at this event. So reach out to him if you need anything.

Dave Nachmanoff: Dave is an incredibly talented songwriter and guitarist. He has been Al Stewart’s “go to” guy as far as accompanying him on stage for many years. Dave will be offering workshops on songwriting and accompanying others, just two of his highly crafted skills. In previous years he has given us a "Performance Workshop" as well as offered his playing skills as a backing musician to everyone at one of the open mic nights. More information on Dave can be found at: http://davenach.com/

Doug Young: Doug should be well known by the TG Community, as well as any readers of acoustic guitar magazines over the last 15 years or so. Doug has done some video lessons for us, and written dozens of articles on guitar playing for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar, and Frets, to name a few. His specialties include Alternate Tunings and Instrumental Composition. His workshops will revolve around those subjects. More information on Doug can be found at: http://dougyoungguitar.com/

Jim Bruno: Jim is one of the West Coast's most respected and experienced vocal teachers, along with being a truly skilled jazz guitarist and gypsy violinist. Jim will be bringing all these skills to IGC 2017 and working individually with everyone who wants to explore any of these directions.

Vanessa Bot: Vanessa is certainly no stranger to anyone who has spent any time at TotallyGuitars.com since she dropped in a few years ago. She has grown from being a member who freely contributed advice and suggestions into a full-fledged member of the TG Staff, bringing us new lessons every week. She will be on hand offering play-along group sessions as well as coordinating our Open Mic evenings. We are thrilled that she has arranged her schedule again this year to join us from her home in The Netherlands.

We expect to have additional announcements soon about other very special guest presenters soon!

Will there be anything else?

Well, of course there will be. As we continue to reach out to others, we will be announcing more special guest instructors, songwriters, music business professionals and other VIPs who will join us. Really, who knows what else we may conjure up?

So simply we are saying, stay tuned to this site, the TotallyGuitars.com Forum and your emails for further updates and announcements over the coming days, weeks and months.

Wrapping up

It is our expectation that our fifth International Guitar Camp completely blows you away. We will keep this a regular event on the Totally Guitars annual agenda and we need you to help us make it a success. This event is for you, the TotallyGuitars.com family of guitar enthusiasts and we welcome your ideas, suggestions and any insights that will make the event even better. So come on and join us for this fun-filled and enlightening guitar training and guitar instruction event.

*** Special Note ***

Space is limited for this incredible event as we are committed to every student having easy and personal access to all the instructors. There are a few spots left but we need to limit attendance to 40 campers. Time is of the essence and don't let this event sell out without you. We don't want you wait until the last minute and miss out on what is destined to be one of the best Guitar Playing, Training and Guitar Instruction live event presentations of the year!

Be sure to visit the Guitar Instructor bios below to really understand the power of what we are offering you at this event. We are excited and look forward to seeing you at this event.

Instructors

Neil Hogan

Vanessa Bot

Dave Nachmanoff

Dave Nachmanoff

Doug Young

Doug Young

Jim Bruno

Jim Bruno

2016 Schedule

( 2017 will be similar )

Monday

  • 4:00PM
    Check-in
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:15PM
    Open Mic

Tuesday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM
    Teachers Info and Intro
  • 10:3AM
    Jim Bruno Vocal Class
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00PM
    Campfire Guitar with Vanessa
  • 2:00PM
    Performance Workshop
  • 4:30PM
    Wine Tasting with Krista
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:00PM
    Open Mic

Wednesday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM
    Doug - Fingerstyle Duets
  • 10:30PM
    Dave & Neil Songwriting
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00PM
    Campfire Guitar with Vanessa
  • 2:00PM
    High Performance Guitars
  • 3:00PM
    Collaboration/Practice Time
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:00PM
    Open Mic

Thursday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM
    Doug - Dress Up Your Playing
  • 10:30AM
    Dave & Neil - Songwriting
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00PM
    Campfire Guitar w/Vanessa
  • 2:00PM
    Guitars Galore w/Jack van Breen
  • 3:00PM
    Collaboration/Practice Time
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:00PM
    Open Mic (Collaborations)

Friday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM
    Check Out & Clean Up

US Location

The Asilomar Conference Center

AsilomarTake a deep breath and settle in for a time of serene relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea" - Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land. Situated within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove, Asilomar offers guests the simple comforts of cozy cottages and historic lodges - and an unforgettable escape from the demands of everyday life. It is our pleasure to welcome TotallyGuitars and The International Guitar Camp in 2017. Our beautiful properties provides the perfect setting for musicians to come together in the spirit of camaraderie and education.

Guest RoomsThe beautiful and peaceful grounds include luxurious rooms where the IGC guests will be staying. Accomodations are based on double occupancy.

Crocker Dining Hall is a spacious and welcoming gathering spot with high-beamed ceilings, stone pillars, hard wood floors and incomparable views of the forest and the dunes of Asilomar State Beach. For an additional dining option featuring organic beverages, tasty sandwiches, creative salads, and sweet treats, try Phoebe's Cafe located in the common area of Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall.

LabyrinthA Refuge by the Sea - At Asilomar enjoy a peaceful retreat and the natural beauty that provides breathtaking ocean views, wildlife watching and stargazing opportunities. Asilomar Lodge offers a tranquil destination for this years International Guitar Camp.

Local area activities include Asilomar Walking Tours, Beach Volleyball, Biking, Bird Watching, Hiking & Walking Trails, Shooting Pool, Sunbathing, Swimming and Surfing.

Setting & Accommodations

Surrounded by nature, supported by attentive staff, more cost effective than comparable facilities...

Whether you are part of a large retreat group or small, we can provide the setting you need to meet your needs, with meeting, gathering, and worship spaces to accommodate up to 195 retreatants.

Browse the Asilomar Conference Center website for a complete list of services.

Pricing

General Registration for IGC USA is $1897. It includes 4 nights lodging at the Asilomar Conference Center, all workshops and events, and 3 meals a day. Rooms at this rate are based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available at additional cost.

Refund Policy

All registrations must be paid in full in advance. If you need to cancel, up to 50% of your payment may be refundable until May 31, 2017, with the balance available as a credit toward IGC 2018. After May 31, 2017 you would need to fill your reserved spot with someone you refer or one from our waiting list. In that case we would refund your payment minus $250 for administrative costs.For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

Area Attractions

Kayaking, sky diving, deep-sea fishing and whale watching are just a hint of wonderful experiences available on the Monterey Peninsula. If you looking for even more to do, try Adventures by the Sea, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Monarch Grove Sanctuary, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Movie Tours, Pacific Grove Museum, Pebble Beach 17-Mile Drive, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching and even Wine Tasting

 

Map Directions

Asilomar Conference Center

Address
800 Asilomar Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 95033

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Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, California
Aug. 21 - 25, 2017

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