Since the start of The California Conservatory of Guitar, our goal has been not only to bring quality teaching to the students at CCG but also to bring world-class performers to teach master classes to the students at the school. What is a master class? A master class is essentially a private lesson, taught in public by a visiting concert artist. Since 2011 we have had over a dozen acclaimed guitarists at our Santa Clara location to work with the students. These artists include Rapahella Smits (twice!), Roland Dyens, Marcin Dylla, Benjamin Verdery, Zoran Dukic, Rupert Boyd, Simon Powis, Connie Sheu, Josinaldo Costa, Ian O'Sullivan, Rene Izquierdo, Dieter Hennings and more. We will kick 2017 off with two exceptional artists coming to teach at CCG. On January 22nd, Rupert Boyd will be back for his second time, and on February 26th we are excited to announce that GRAMMY Award-winning classical guitarist David Russell will be stopping by CCG to teach some of the advanced students. Masterclasses at CCG are open to all the students, and we encourage everyone to come and watch, even if you aren't playing in the class. You can get a lot from watching, and masterclass teachers frequently address the audience to share inside tips and stories about their life. We look forward to seeing you at the next one! Take a look below at photos from some of the past masterclasses.