About Guitar Workshop Plus
The Ultimate 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.

General Course Info

Currently instruction is provided for:

  • guitar
  • bass
  • drums
  • keyboard
  • vocals
  • songwriting

Students elect to study a class or seminar each session. The guitar program is extensive and unique in that students elect to study the style that they enjoy most.

Guitar styles include:

  • rock
  • blues
  • jazz
  • acoustic
  • classical
  • country


We offer comprehensive classes covering:

  • hands-on technique
  • theory
  • performance
  • musicianship skills
  • ear training
  • rhythm studies
  • and more!

In addition, most of these classes include a one-hour per day rhythm section class in which students are given the opportunity to play with the faculty rhythm section and apply the skills and knowledge they are acquiring in class to a performance setting. Attendees also rehearse with ensembles throughout the week which will perform at the end of the session.


Classes are offered for varying skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. On the first day of the session, all students are evaluated to ensure that they are placed in the appropriate class level thereby maximizing their learning potential. Class sizes are small to promote individualized attention for each student as well as to facilitate ensemble arrangements.


Seminars are courses which concentrate on specific topics and will sometimes feature guest instructors. Generally, seminars are designed for the intermediate to advanced player although some may be open to all levels. Students are evaluated to ensure that they are at an appropriate level for the course. Seminar students meet with the instructor all day and, because there is no restriction to class size, do not take part in rhythm section classes. Faculty led ensembles for seminars depend upon class size and format.


In addition, all students may attend clinics. Each day, two or three clinics are offered covering topics such as improvisation, songwriting, vocals, scales and modes, building technique, slide, percussion, hand drumming and more. Students are welcome to sign up for these clinics on campus.


Each day at the workshop concludes with an evening concert. These include faculty performances, student jams, ensemble concerts, and performances by our amazing guest artists. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the world’s finest musicians in an intimate setting. In addition to the student jams and concerts, many of the artists will invite attendees up to play with them as well so the fun never ends!!

Location & Facilities

Toronto Location

The Kingbridge Conference Centre is located 20 minutes from Toronto airport, 5 minutes from Canada’s Wonderland, and 30 minutes from downtown Toronto with easy access to both Hwy # 400, Hwy # 407, and Hwy #401.. This beautiful location features hotel guestrooms, auditorium, ballroom, theatre, meeting rooms, main dining room, outdoor patios, bar, and library. Fitness facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor running track, fitness room, multi purpose sports court, squash & tennis courts and nature trails.

Other fun attractions nearby include the Canada’s Wonerland, Ontario Science Centre, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto Zoo, and Hockey Hall of Fame.

Convienience and Comfort Which Will Inspire Creativity.

Each of our spacious 500 square foot rooms has been outfitted with either one king sized or two double beds. A quiet, comfortable sleeping environment is combined with the convenience of a well-lit full sized desk complete with two touch-tone telephones and a separate modem line/data port with High-speed wireless Internet access. Most rooms feature a walkout patio allowing you to enjoy your morning coffee in one of our plush terrycloth bathrobes overlooking the picturesque view. Other amenities include in-room iron & ironing board, coffee maker and luxurious personal toiletries. Enjoy same-day laundry and dry cleaning during weekdays, coat check and luggage storage at the front desk and read the complimentary morning paper in one of our many common areas. Complimentary on site parking is included.

Discover All The Exciting Things To Do Toronto, ON

The Kingbridge Conference Centre is a short drive from downtown Toronto and minutes from the Ontario Science Centre and Fairview Mall. Within walking distance from the residence you will find a variety of restaurants and other conveniences including banks, pharmacy and grocery stores. A variety of nearby transport options are available such as buses and subway lines to ensure quick, convenient access to Toronto’s greatest landmarks and shopping districts.

  • Nearby Attractions:
  • Fairview Mall
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • CN Tower
  • Rogers Centre
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Niagara Falls

Faculty and Artists

2022 Guest Artists TBA!

We’re very  excited to roll out a great list of guest artists that are joining us this year. Make sure to follow us on social media to get the latest announcements!

Our guest artists share their knowledge and experiences with our students while visiting classes, conducting clinics, and performing concerts. Past Guest Artists include: Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Robben Ford, John Scofield, Steve Vai, Randy Bachman, Paul Gilbert, Andy Summers (The Police), Billy Sheehan, Pierre Bensusan, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), John Abercrombie, Duke Robillard, Andy Timmons, Mike Stern, John Knowles, Rik Emmett, John Jorgenson, Sue Foley, Jennifer Batten, Andy McKee, Orianthi, Paul DeLong, Tommy Emmanuel, Rhonda Smith, Guthrie Govan and more…..

2020 Guest Artists

Mark Holcomb

Born in the Philippines, raised in California, and now based in Austin, TX, Mark Holcomb is a guitarist for the 5-piece progressive metal band, Periphery. The band has become a force to be reckoned with in the progressive scene thanks to their complex rhythms and soaring melodies. The band’s release, Periphery IV: Hail Stan was met with rave reviews and reached #1 on the US Independent Albums chart. Mark and fellow Periphery member Misha Monsoor are also members of the project Haunted Shores. Guitarist Mark Holcomb helps achieve this full, lethal sound with his PRS guitars and signature Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups.

Marco Mendoza

In the world of bass guitar there is not much Marco can’t do or hasn’t done. The Los Angeles native who has a proud Spanish/Mexican heritage has recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the rock and music industry such as Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, Neal Schon, Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, The Dead Daisies, Blue Murder, and John Sykes. The list literally goes on and on! Marco is a dynamic live performer who is equally at home in a huge stadium or a small jazz club. He can cover just about any musical style from jazz, fusion, world music, Latin groove to all out hard rock. In addition he is an accomplished vocalist who has written and recorded highly acclaimed solo albums. He just recently released his third solo album ‘Viva La Rock’ which has received rave reviews the world over. With a cauldron full of influences caressing Marcos’ Rock sound including blues, funk and R and B, there is something for everyone that loves great music.


Our faculty is carefully selected and comprised of professional musicians and instructors with extensive experience teaching in workshops, private settings, and post secondary institutions. These talented educators have considerable recording backgrounds, perform around the world, author instructional books and write articles for music magazines.

Sample Daily Schedule:*

Classes & Seminars
Classes & Seminars
Ensemble Rehearsals
Clinics/Free Time
8am – 9am
9am – 1pm
1pm – 2pm
2pm – 3pm
3:00pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 5:30pm
5:30pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 8pm

*Times may vary according to course selection, facilities, etc. The first and last day of the session follow a different schedule to accommodate registration and check-out.


2022 Toronto Session Fees (CND Dollars)

Commuter Package & Meals $1,475

+ $80 Registration Fee*

Package Includes:

  • Classes, clinics, workshops, presentations, and concerts
  • Two meals daily (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Wi-Fi

This package does not include lodging. Pricing is per person.

*Registration Fee is non-refundable

Shared Room w/ Two Beds $2,079

+ $80 Registration Fee*

Package Includes:

  • Classes, clinics, seminars, workshops, presentations, concerts and entertainment for 6 days and 5 nights.
  • Three amazing meals each day.
  • Hotel accommodation in a standard room with two beds and a roommate. You may request your roommate or one will be assigned based on age and gender. Roommate must also register for the session.
  • Wi-Fi

Pricing is per person.

*Registration Fee is non-refundable

Single Room w/ One Bed $2,519

+ $80 Registration Fee*

Package Includes:

  • Classes, clinics, seminars, workshops, presentations, concerts and entertainment for 6 days and 5 nights.
  • Three amazing meals each day.
  • Hotel accommodation in a private standard room with one bed. 
  • Wi-Fi

Pricing is per person.

*Registration Fee is non-refundable

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sighteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – all attendees must bring your own instruments

Optional Extras

  • Amp Rental: $40
  • Extra Night (Early Arrival): $210
    For students arriving from out of town who require accommodation the night before the start of the session. Meals are not provided until the session begins.

Travel Information

Toronto Travel

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the campus. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is the nearest airport located 20 minutes away. Taxi and limousine services are available from the airport.

The Kingbridge Conference Centre

Address: 12750 Jane St, King City, Toronto, ON L7B 1A3

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