We first saw on Twitter
that Steve Vai was going to be spending a week at National Guitar Workshop's Purchase, NY, main campus for NGW's Rock Summit. NGW features A-list players at workshops all over the country, as well -- John 5 in L.A.; Buddy Guy in Chicago; Alex Skolnick in Virginia; and Paul Gilbert, Pat Metheny and Robben Ford in New York, among others
. Here are the details of Vai's appearance
for those looking to learn from the master:
National Guitar Workshop is proud to feature world class guitarist Steve Vai at our Rock Summit in Purchase, NY during the week of July 19th through 24th. This will be Vai’s first time appearing with NGW at our main campus in Purchase, NY.
As a Grammy award-winning guitar virtuoso, Steve Vai's sheer breathtaking facility on the guitar is acclaimed in the rock world and beyond. Starting with his groundbreaking "Passion and Warfare" album in 1990, and throughout the years since, Vai has consistently used music as a microscope peering into the human spirit, with equal attention paid to both the darkest obsessions and the most exalted impulses contained there. While Vai clearly had what was needed to make indelible impressions during his stays with Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake, it's as a solo artist that he's made his most precious contributions. Each of his solo releases are unique, varied, compelling and, even when the music is looking darkness square in the face, genuinely uplifting. His most recent studio album, "Real Illusions," is a major achievement from a musical alchemist of the highest order. In addition to his recording career, Steve is involved with many worthwhile organizations. He is a former Trustee for NARAS (National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences), a board member for Hollywood Arts, and works closely with his own Make a Noise Foundation, raising money for music education. Steve has just finished a live concert DVD entitled "Where the Wild Things Are." The two hour and forty minute concert film, which was filmed in Minneapolis, will be released in August.
NGW features locations nation-wide with campuses in New York, Austin, Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Each location offers a wide variety of courses, all taught by world renowned musicians.
For a complete list of dates, locations, guest artists and classes offered please check out our website: guitarworkshop.com.
Via Press Release