After lots of emails and years of talking and looking at schedules, the planets have aligned for a guitarist's dream. If you've always wanted to learn directly from Guthrie or Mattias, why not come join us and learn from both of them? A HUUUUGE thanks to both of these guys for making this happen and giving us in the USA a chance to learn from them up close and in person. We're holding a 5 day workshop where Guthrie and Mattias will each instruct for 4 days. Mattias has to get back to Sweden for his own Freak Guitar Camp so he won't be there for the last day, but he'll be at the RMA a day before Guthrie arrives. Suffice it to say, this is going to be one of the best events we've ever come up with. Also a big thanks to Suhr for helping make this happen. Come out and support these guys if you can, because this will be a tough thing to schedule again.post
2009 RMA Summer Guitar Workshop July 14-18Register
featuring Guthrie Govan & Mattias Eklundh
The 2009 RMA Summer Guitar Workshop is now open for registration at www.raleighmusicacademy.com. This year we are honored to host two of the most amazing international talents on electric guitar - Guthrie Govan and Mattias Eklundh. Guthrie is coming from England to join us for 4 days of the 5 day workshop and share his wealth of experience in multiple genres. It's hard to put into words the command Guthrie has on guitar, so it might be best to just listen for yourself by checking out his videos on Youtube located here: Guthrie on Youtube
Mattias IA Eklundh hails from Sweden and is the guitar wizard at the helm of the band Freak Kitchen. Known for his amazing use of harmonics, tapping and all around "Freakiness" on the guitar, he is one of the best players and teachers you will ever find. He joined us in 2005 for our summer guitar workshop and was a huge success so we're happy that he could squeeze us into his busy schedule this year. His popularity is currently booming as he and his band appear all over the world for tours and in every guitar magazine you can imagine. His music is distributed worldwide and his solo albums are distributed in the US by Steve Vai's label, Favored Nations. You can listen to his playing here: Mattias on Youtube
We are also happy to welcome back our regular summer guitar workshop instructor, Chris Ptacek of Plainfield School of Music near Chicago. A newcomer as a teacher this year will be another Suhr artist, Andy Wood. He is going to help us all understand chicken pickin' and hybrid picking a bit better. You can check out his playing here: Andy Wood.
An extra special part of this year's workshop is yet another Port City cabinet giveaway. A 2x12 loaded with V30's will be given away in a drawing on the last day of the workshop to a very lucky participant! Visit theirwebsite to view their unique line of amps and cabinets.
To register for this event, please click HERE. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through our website or call 919-878-3338. Please do not hesitate registering for too long, as we do expect this workshop to sell out.