What is a masterclass? Typically masterclasses use pre-chosen performers, each presents a piece and then receives a 30-minute lesson from the teacher in front of a live audience. Our audience members attend for free.

CCGS presented a technique and master class with Gaëlle Solal. The video from the event is a valuable resource for taking any guitarist’s playing to the next level! The technique class includes topics ranging from healthy posture to reducing that pesky string squeak. The master class portion includes two players presenting pieces by Thelonious Monk and Astor Piazzolla. What a class!!!

We hope that you’ll also watch our master class with Jorge Caballero, presented by CCGS. The class was held at John Carroll University. The class featured four guitarists, playing classic works by Villa-Lobos, Torroba, Barrios, and Bach.

2018-19 Masterclasses

John Carroll University – Masterclasses
This season’s masterclasses will be held at John Carroll University in LC 39 – O’Dea Conference Room of the Lombardo Student Center. The Lombardo Student Center is located near the South Belvoir entrance to campus, and the O’Dea Conference Room is down the hall from the JCU Bookstore. Find campus maps here and here.

When entering campus from the Warrensville traffic circle, after passing the guard gate veer right and follow the road to the end. This is the Belvoir lot, where you can park. If you enter from Belvoir Road, once you pass the guard gate the road leads immediately to the Belvoir lot.

From the Belvoir lot, the nearest entrance to the Student Center (which also houses the Recreation Center, Natatorium, and St Frances Chapel) is through the Recreation Center. After entering, pass the first set of stairs, turn left down the first hallway, go down a half set of stairs into the atrium, and look ahead for a ramp that leads up to a hallway. If you find the right building, it’s always easy to ask someone for directions to the room, or call us at 216-905-9348.

April 28, 2019 at 10:00 am
Room LC 39 - O'Dea Conference Room - Lombardo Student Center at John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118

With Judicaël Perroy

This event is free to attend. Interested in playing for Judicaël Perroy in this class? Email us at to sign-up! Please note there is a $40 fee to play, and only a limited number of spots available.

A native of Paris, France, Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes to his credit. In 1997 he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, which served to launch his international career. This concert is a Cleveland debut.

We invite you to attend Judicaël Perroy’s concert on 4/27/19, more details here