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

CCGS presented a technique and masterclass with Gaëlle Solal in 2015. The video from the event is a valuable resource for any guitarist to take their playing to the next level! The technique class included topics ranging from healthy posture to reducing that pesky string squeak. The masterclass portion included two players presenting pieces by Thelonious Monk and Astor Piazzolla. What a class!!!

We hope that you’ll also watch the masterclass with Jorge Caballero, presented by CCGS in 2016. The class was held at John Carroll University. Four guitarists were featured, playing classic works by Villa-Lobos, Torroba, Barrios, and Bach.

2019-20 Masterclasses

Mark your calendars! The Beijing Guitar Duo will present a masterclass on Sunday, February 16 in the late morning/early afternoon (exact time and location TBD). David Russell will present a masterclass on Friday, April 4 in the evening (exact time and location TBD). All masterclasses are free and open to the public to attend as an audience member.

We will update the website as soon as the details are finalized.


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