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.

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 


Gareth Pearson | Fingerstyle

"Gareth is fast becoming one of the worlds most renowned instrumental guitarists." - BBC Radio

Gareth Pearson, aka “The Welsh Tornado” is appropriately named, seeing he combines fingerstyle pyrotechnics, with explosive lead runs making Pearson one of the most exciting acoustic musicians gigging today.

Gareth's distinctive style can be heard, sharing the stage with Tommy Emmanuel and Andy McKee with his creative and innovative arrangements covering a wide spectrum of genres, including country, folk, classical, pop, and Jazz along with his own beautiful original compositions.  Learn more HERE.

Tom Bukovac | Studio Guitar

"Guitar Player of the Year" - Academy of Country Music Awards

5x "Session Guitarist of the Year" - Music Row Magazine

Since arriving in Nashville in the early ’90s, guitarist Tom Bukovac has performed on more than 700 albums by a veritable who’s who of the music industry’s upper elite.

Just a cursory glance at his credits reveals names like Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins and Blake Shelton. Learn more HERE.

Bart Walker | Blues / Country 

Winner of the International Blues Challenge’s prestigious Best Guitarist Award

A rare blues force - Bart Walker has held the spot in Double Trouble after Stevie Ray Vaughn. He has shared the stage with T. Graham Brown, Hank Williams Jr., Robert Randolph, and Delbert McClinton. 

A prodigy guitar player since the age of four, Bart has brought his sultry, rootsy vocals and deep grooves to thrilled listeners across the world. 

Bart is currently touring with Grammy winning Country legend Hank Williams Jr. and the Desert City Ramblers. Learn more HERE.

Ron Block | Flatpicking/Bluegrass

Grammy Winning Guitarist for Allison Krauss & Union Station

14 Grammy Awards - 6 IBMA Bluegrass Awards - CMA Song of the Year.  There is hardly an area of acoustic guitar playing that Ron Block hasn't done during his amazing career.

Ron has been the guitarist and banjo player for Allison Krauss & Union Station for over 20 years.  He has toured the world and recorded on some of the most legendary Bluegrass recordings of this generation - including the iconic soundtrack to "O, Brother, Where Art Thou."

Along with Allison Krauss, Ron has recorded/performed with Dolly Parton, Clint Black, Brad Paisley, Bill Frisell and countless others.  Learn more HERE.

Will McFarlane | Blues

Musicians Hall of Fame Guitarist/Muscle Shoals

Will is a member of the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and has shared the stage or recorded with James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Bobbie Blue Bland, Etta James, Josh Stone and countless others. 

His soulful blues guitar and slide playing has set him apart for decades. Inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame for his work with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.  

Bryan White | Song-Writing

Grammy, CMA, ACM Award Winning Artist/Song-Writer

Bryan White is a CMA, ACM, and Grammy award-winning country music artist, producer, and songwriter. He's charted 21 singles, of which 6 were number 1. His hits include "So Much for Pretending," "Sittin' On Go," "I'm Not Supposed to Love You Anymore,” "Rebecca Lynn," "Someone Else's Star" and "From This Moment On” which he recorded with Shania Twain for her “Come On Over” album which is the biggest selling female album of all time. 

Bryan has sold more than 4.5 million albums. His list of honors include a Grammy, The CMA’s 1996 Horizon Award, The Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist, CMT Awards Artist of the Year, In 1998, White was voted one of People magazine’s *50 Most Beautiful People.”

As a songwriter Bryan has written songs for a host of artists. Wynona, LeAnn Rimes, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Sawyer Brown, and many others.

Steve Krenz | Conference Host

Winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Players Choice Award for Best Guitar Instructional Material

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 which serves 31000+ 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


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

"Absolutely one of the best experiences in my life - thank you... for an amazing four days."

Elizabeth S. 

Inverness, Florida

“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

Being a better musician doesn't happen by accident. It takes quality input & daily dedication.

Skill Building Workshops

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 & countless pros. Greg's worked on tours with the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top and Bob Seger. 


Brian White

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 winning song-writer Bryan White has written for numerous artists, Wynona, LeAnn Rimes, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Sawyer Brown, and many others.

Jazz Guitar

Andy Reiss

Learn vital jazz guitar insights from a pros pro. Learn Jazz guitar phrasing and playing with swing. 

Andy is one of Nashville's finest jazz guitarists performing with many pop and country stars live and in the studio. 

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. 


Dr. Trevor Lee

Learn how to begin making gorgeous sounds using DADGAD!  You'll learn right & left hand basic techniques and chord shapes to make your music come alive in this amazing tuning.            

Trevor enjoyed a classical training as a violinist at a London Academy before concentrating on his first passion as a finger style guitarist. He studied with award winning DADGAD guitarist Al Petteway and is now a recording artist completing a second EP at the Kinks Studio in North London. 

Morning Guitar Workouts

Steve Krenz

Cut through the nonsense and get to the real music theory and chord substitutions that guitarists need to play their best.                        

Steve has played with numerous Grammy winning artists and created some of the top guitar educational materials used globally.

Info & Lodging

Meals & Lodging Not Included with Registration.


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.



Lodging is available at nearby hotels in the Cool Springs / Franklin / Brentwood areas of Nashville - a short 10-15 minute drive from the conference. 

We have secured a conference rate of $119/night at the Holiday Inn Express Brentwood South/Cool Springs (Breakfast Included)

Use the link above to book online or call the hotel directly at (615) 309-8860 and talk to Erin Helms. (Conference rate only available before May 30th)

You can also stay at the Trevecca university dorms as well for $65/night.  Get information HERE.


Meals are not included with your registration. 

There are many restaurants available within a 10-minute drive from campus. 

There will be no on-campus meals this year.



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

  • Early Registration $599 (until May 30th)
  • Registration $699 (after May 30th)

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 less than half price $295!

  • Spouse/guest registration available with one full registration.
  • Spouse/guest can come to all evening concerts/special events.
  • Includes access to day workshops and events.
  • Does not include conference T-Shirt
  • Spouse/guest registrations can be purchased HERE.

Cancellation Policy 

All registration fees are non-refundable.

However, if cancelled before dates below, funds can be applied towards a future Guitar Gathering conference or Fall Fingerstyle Retreat registration.

Before April 1st: Full Credit of Funds to Future Event

Before May 1st: 75% Credit of Funds to Future Event

Before June 1st: 50% Credit of Funds to Future Event

After June 1st: No Credit of Funds to Future Event

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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