COVID-19 UPDATES

*April Update

Dear GWP Family,

We hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times.

For our GWP Family members who are registered as well as any potential new registrants, we want you to know that we are still here for you and that we continue to work on plans to return to action.

For those wondering why the radio silence for so long, the short answer is that there really has been no change in the situation and we have had no news to update you on.

Although we have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to work out contingency dates (repeatedly) with various venues over the past year, the ground is continually moving under our feet with regard to the pandemic. We’ve also explored options with regard to putting together digital events, but we have come to the conclusion that there simply would not be enough interest in doing that given the saturation with that sort of thing and the resources it would take to get that properly in place.

Moving forward, while starting to set dates for 2022, we are also continually looking at options for the fall, winter, spring.

Although we were hoping to get back to it this summer, given the restrictions that still exist with venues, food providers, travel, etc., it is clear that we will once again need to push dates back. At this time, given the current restrictions still in place in various provinces and states, and the indefinite restrictive measures surrounding border-crossings and capacities for large gatherings/events, it is not prudent for GWP to plan any events that may put our attendees, families, staff, and others at risk.

We are hopeful that the vaccination process and state of the pandemic will progress at a pace that will allow us to consider a late 2021 event, but we remain cautious as we consider everyone’s safety (we have some tentative October dates but, of course, we have to keep an eye on things to see if we can move forward or not).

With regard to those who have inquired about refunds, your credit remains safe for any outstanding event registrations and will be applied to future programs as per the stated refund, cancellation, and other policies which are in place to protect you and all other parties involved. We understand the inconvenience of the delays imposed by the pandemic but look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as possible.

The good news is that there is now light at the end of the tunnel and that glorious day when we can all be together again is now getting closer.

Stay safe and we will of course keep you updated once we have any definitive news to share.

Best regards,

Guitar Workshop Plus

 

*December Update

First and foremost, we hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe and healthy during these crazy times.

Well, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel with the good news of the arrival of vaccines. Although it will take some time to get distributed, this means we can hopefully start getting back to a somewhat normal life in the not-too-distant future.

With regard to GWP sessions, we have actually had dates set (verbally) for some time, however, contracts have not been signed obviously as none of the parties know exactly when we will be able to move forward. Therefore, GWP can’t officially announce anything yet. Having said that, hopefully, it will only be a little while longer as things unfold with the vaccine distribution and government, health officials, etc. advise us how to move forward. As soon as we are given the green light, we will of course update you all.

In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy so we can all enjoy that glorious day when we can all safely be together again to share a great musical experience.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and here’s to a safer, healthier, and happier 2021!!!

Best regards,
Guitar Workshop Plus

*Spring 2020

With continued concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we want you to know that the health, safety and well-being of our attendees, teachers, and artists is our top concern and we are following the lead of public health officials and authorities at this important time. While the current public health risk associated with coronavirus is present, it is a fluid situation and we continue to monitor developments very closely.

As a result of the evolving changes related to COVID-19, GWP is taking all necessary precautions with regard to our sessions in 2020. Despite this, and with many sessions slated to take place this year, we are now forced to pause our events until further notice. Please understand that this does not mean the cancellation of sessions or programs, only postponing to a later date.

GWP 2020 Summer Sessions – POSTPONED pending update

At this time, unfortunately, as a result of the many health official, government and travel-related restrictions in place, the GWP summer sessions are postponed until further notice/update. We have already been discussing potential alternate dates, but it would be premature to announce these dates as the situation is changing daily. Like all other aspects of life right now, the status of the pandemic (not the calendar) will determine when it is safe to run the session(s). Our concern for the safety and health of our attendees, staff, and families is of utmost importance.

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN – Rest assured, as per the policies stated and registration agreement, all registered attendees will have a full credit for the re-scheduled or future session(s). The stated policies safeguard everyone involved from incurring any monetary loss. We will be in contact with all registered attendees with updates as appropriate.

Looking Ahead

In the meantime, we will not remain idle as we are looking at ways to continue to bring our GWP family together in new and dynamic ways. As always, we sincerely appreciate all of your support and remain at your side, ready to share music with you as soon as we all get the green light to do so. While we wait, please stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones.

 

The Ultimate Experience In Music Education

Guitar Workshop Plus is much more than just a guitar camp or summer music camp. We offer week long workshops in a musical environment at superb facilities. Our faculty members are professional musicians and instructors with extensive experience teaching in summer music programs, workshops, private settings, and post secondary institutions. Along with receiving visits from world famous guest artists, our top ranked summer music program allows students to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts.

World famous guest artists such as Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson (Rush), John Scofield, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Robben Ford, Billy Sheehan, and many more teach and perform for our participants. Our top ranked summer music program allows students to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts. Participants also take away a video of their live performances!!