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.

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.

Andy Reiss | Jazz Guitar

Guitarist for Grammy winning group Time Jumpers

Andy has become a Nashville studio mainstay, playing on hundreds of records, with artists including Miranda Lambert, John Oates, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers and Leon Russell. 

Returning to his early jazz influences, he also has recorded with many jazz greats, including Pete Christlieb, Beegee Adair, Benny Golson and as a member of the Lori Mechem Quartet. He has also toured many years with both the legendary Slim Whitman and Reba McEntire, and is one of the first Time Jumpers, has been with the group since 1999. Learn more HERE.

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. 


Kim McLean

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 nominated Nashville songwriting coach, Kim McLean has written for numerous artists, TV shows, and has won the GMA Song of the Year.

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. 

Blues Guitar

Corey Congilio

Learn how to take your blues playing to the next level - Improving soloing and rhythm comping techniques.

Corey is one of the most in-demand  instructors with millions of lesson views.  Corey is also a clinician for C.F. Martin conducting workshops all over the world.


Dino Pastin

A true music industry veteran, Dino offers real-world tips on making your improvising memorable.

Dino has played with Keb Mo, Alabama, & Barbara Mandrell. Performed on every major award show, even the White House.

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/

Real World Music Theory for Guitarists

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.

Playing Guitar in Worship Settings

Jonathan Allen

Learn keys to approaching worship music and hymns on guitar. Song leading, accompanying singers, and arranging worship music for guitar.                     

Jonathan is a gifted songwriter and guitarist - as well as leading the music ministry at Grace Chapel in Nashville. 

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.

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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