A Message From Neil

A Big Welcome To All!

TotallyGuitars.com is has held The International Guitar Camp in Northern California since 2013. Our 7th IGC will once again be held at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds at the beach on the Monterey Peninsula.

Previous year's activities included a Performance Workshop, a Songwriting Workshop, Doug Young's sessions on Alternate Tunings, Hand & Finger Exercises For Guitar Players, Vanessa's Sing Along Class, Jim Bruno's Vocal Drop In Studio (which is available pretty much all day), Max Rich's sessions on Technique and Gadgets, Mini-Sets where campers get a chance to play a few songs in front of an audience, visits from luthiers like Ed Claxton and Richard Hoover of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. We have also had workshops by guest artists that include Al Stewart, Muriel Anderson and Alex de Grassi.

A main focus of the IGC is to give everyone multiple opportunities to play on stage, alone, in groups, or with any of the instructors playing along. Every night is Open Mic Night and we hope everyone will get up and play something at least one night. The last night we try to focus on collaborations among the students that they have worked on over the few days. We try to set aside plenty of time to practice and work with others on duet or group projects.

Of course all the instructors are around and available for semi-private lessons, my personal highlight as I love spending one-on-one time with students.

Our space is limited to 35 students and I look forward to seeing many familiar faces as well as some new ones in the Fall of 2019.

Neil Hogan


International Guitar Camp 2019 - Asilomar Center


International Guitar Camp 2019 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.

Most of our players have come to multiple camps, some even returning for their seventh time, 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 excited to share with you several incredible details regarding our seventh, highly anticipated, International Guitar Camp. This year we are returning to 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" - The 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 September 30 - October 4, 2019.

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 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 expect to reassemble most of 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 of course include:

The rest of the staff will be announced as soon as possible.

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 seventh 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 camp is for you, the TotallyGuitars.com family of guitar enthusiasts and we welcome your ideas, suggestions and any insights that will make the guitar camp 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. We need to limit attendance to 35 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

Dave Nachmanoff

Dave Nachmanoff


Doug Young

Doug Young

Jim Bruno

Jim Bruno

Max Rich

2018 Schedule

( 2019 will be similar )

Monday

  • 4:00PM
    Check-in
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:30PM
    Open Mic I

Tuesday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM
    Teachers Info and Performances
    Neil, Doug, Dave, Vanessa
  • 11:00AM
    Jim Bruno's Vocal Studio
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00PM
    Vanessa Play Along Session
  • 2:00PM
    Performance Workshop
  • 4:00PM
    Mini-Sets
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:30PM
    Open Mic II

Wednesday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM
    Instrumental Arranging w/Doug
  • 10:30AM
    Beginning Songwriting w/Dave
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00PM
    Vanessa Play Along Session
  • 2:00PM
    Individual Lessons
    Neil, Vanessa, Doug, Max
  • 4:00PM
    Richard Hoover (SCGC)
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:30PM
    Open Mic III

Thursday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM
    Gadgets & Techniques w/Max
  • 10:30AM
    Intermediate Songwriting w/Dave
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00PM
    Vanessa Play Along Session
  • 2:00PM
    Individual Lessons
    Neil, Vanessa, Doug, Max
  • 4:00PM
    Mini-Sets
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:30PM
    Open Mic (Collaborations)

Friday

  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 09:00AM
    Techniques w/ Max
  • 11:00AM
    Check Out
  • 1:00AM
    Lunch at TG Central

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 2019. 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 $1995. 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 or triple occupancy. Single rooms are available for $2595 and a room with a non-playing loved one runs $2895. Register Now

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, 2019, with the balance available as a credit toward IGC 2019. After May 31, 2019 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 $350 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
SEP 30 - OCT 4, 2019

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