Registration Opens October 25 at 9AM Eastern!

Andy McKee’s Musicarium 2021

Andy McKee’s Musicarium is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four-day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

 

Some of the many topics you will be learning at Musicarium will include:

  • Altered Tunings
  • Developing Musical Ideas
  • Solo Guitar Techniques
  • Polyphony On One Guitar
  • Arranging Covers

Participants of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes welcome!

Andy McKee’s Musicarium is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four-day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

 

Some of the many topics you will be learning at Musicarium will include:

  • Altered Tunings
  • Developing Musical Ideas
  • Solo Guitar Techniques
  • Polyphony On One Guitar
  • Arranging Covers

An Invitation from Andy McKee

I’d like to update all of my guitar-playing friends and family about Andy McKee’s Musicarium 2021. Due to various complications because of the current COVID crisis, it is now taking place July 22-26, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Rosa, CA. This is a deluxe hotel in the heart of wine country and we are so excited to be going there.

Also, we have a new team of incredible instructors in addition to some of our old friends. The new lineup includes Yvette Young, Guitaro 5000, plus our old friends Trevor Gordon Hall Michael Manring, and our very special guest from Australia who is the greatest fingerstyle player on the planet (to be formally announced soon)!

Players of all ages, skill levels, and interests are invited to join me and some of my favorite guitar instructors for an immersive four days of workshops, mentor sessions, intimate performances, and other fun activities.

I believe last year’s Musicarium was our biggest and best so far. We had the perfect mix of instructors, teaching different techniques and approaches to playing acoustic guitar. THIS YEAR SHOULD BE EVEN BETTER! The response from the campers was so great; we thought we’d just keep it going.. We all use the more modern acoustic guitar techniques that have become the cutting edge over the last 20 years or so, but we all use them in different ways – to come up with different musical ideas and approach writing in a different way.

Each year we try to learn a little more about what people want to get out of the camp. Some people are really into the instructional part of it; other people don’t want it to be that intense. We try to create a good balance by doing some things are simply fun, activities we can all do together in the evening. It’s not just strictly learning all day and then grinding and practicing in the evenings. We want Musicarium to be as fun as it is educational. The ultimate goal for us is to help you find your own voice with the guitar and with friends.

Every night, we’ll have concerts after dinner where the instructors will get a chance to play for the student body. There are open student performances, so campers who feel like getting up and playing for everybody are welcome to do so. We’ll even have a student/teacher concert where you can share the stage with one of the teachers. The concerts are one of my personal favorite parts about Musicarium. Someone will get up and play something amazing and my jaw will be on the floor, thinking, ‘Wow! I’ve never heard anybody play quite like that!’ So, we all get to get inspired at the camp, teachers included.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect when we started Musicarium. I was hoping for the best – I thought, maybe we’ll get a few people to show up! But it just keeps getting bigger each year. I’m so grateful for it and look forward to it every year. I love getting to meet new students and also see some guitar player friends of mine that otherwise I wouldn’t get to see except maybe once a year. But now we all get together at Andy McKee’s Musicarium, learn a lot, make music together, and have a great time. It’s simply amazing seeing people from all over the world to come together to learn, play and hang. I hope this year you’ll join us.

Yer Pal,
Andy McKee

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Featured Artists and Special Guests

Andy McKee

Yvette Young

Guitaro 5000

Trevor Gordon Hall

Michael Manring

A VERY Special Guest

Schedule & Itinerary

A detailed daily schedule of performances and more will be announced later this spring, so stay tuned!

Thursday July 22

  • 3:00 PM

    Check in

  • 4:30-5:00 PM

    Andy McKee Orientation

  • 5:00-5:30 PM

    Mentor Session Raffle

  • 5:30-6:30 PM

    Break

  • 6:30-7:30 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00-10:15 PM

    Instructor Preview Concert – Hosted by Andy McKee

    • 8:00-8:10pm – Andy McKee
    • 8:10-8:40pm – Guitaro 5000
    • 8:40-9:10pm – TBD
    • 9:10-9:40pm – Trevor Gordon Hall
    • 9:40pm-10:00pm – Andy McKee
  • 10:30 PM – ?

    Open Mic?

Friday July 23

  • 8:30-9:45 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00-10:50 AM

    Andy McKee Workshop

  • 11:05-11:55 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Guitaro 5000
    • Group 2 – TBD
    • Group 3 – Trevor Gordon Hall
  • 12:10-1:00 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Guitaro 5000
    • Group 1 – TBD
    • Group 2 – Trevor Gordon Hall
  • 1:00-2:30 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:00-2:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (Optional)

  • 2:45-3:35 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Guitaro 5000
    • Group 1 – TBD
    • Group 2 – Trevor Gordon Hall
  • 3:50-4:40 PM

    Workshop Optional Breakout Classes

    • Andy McKee – Harp Guitar
  • 4:55-5:45 PM

    Workshop Optional Breakout Classes

    • Q&A with TBD
  • 5:45-6:45 PM

    Break

  • 5:45-6:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (Optional)

  • 6:45-7:45 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00-10:00 PM

    Evening Concert

    • 8:00-8:30pm – Yvette Young
    • 8:30-10:00pm – TBD & Andy McKee
  • 10:30 PM

    Open Mic

Saturday July 24

  • 8:30-9:45 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00-10:50 AM

    Andy McKee Workshop

  • 11:05-11:55 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Yvette Young
    • Group 2 – TBD
    • Group 3 – Trevor Gordon Hall
  • 12:10-1:00 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Yvette Young
    • Group 1 – TBD
    • Group 2 – Trevor Gordon Hall
  • 1:00-2:30 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:00-2:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (Optional)

  • 2:45-3:35 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Yvette Young
    • Group 1 – TBD
    • Group 2 – Trevor Gordon Hall
  • 3:50-4:40 PM

    Workshop Optional Breakout Classes

    • Guitaro 5000 – (Subject TBD)
  • 4:55-5:45 PM

    Workshop Optional Breakout Classes

    • Michael Manring – Bass
  • 5:45-6:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (Optional)

  • 6:45-7:45 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00-10:00 PM

    Instructor Concert

    • 8:00-8:40pm – Michael Manring (featuring Andy McKee)
    • 8:40-10:00pm – Andy McKee & Friends
  • 10:15 PM

    Open Mics

Sunday July 25

  • 8:30-9:45 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00-10:50 AM

    Andy McKee Workshop

  • 11:00-11:50 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Guitaro 5000
    • Group 2 – TBD
    • Group 3 – Yvette Young
  • 12:00-12:50 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Guitaro 5000
    • Group 3 – TBD
    • Group 1 – Yvette Young
  • 1:00-2:30 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30-2:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (Optional)

  • 2:45-3:35 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Guitaro 5000
    • Group 1 – TBD
    • Group 2 – Yvette Young
  • 3:50-4:40 PM

    Trevor Gordon Hall – Building Beautiful Chords

  • 4:55-5:45 PM

    Final Andy McKee Workshop

  • 5:45-6:00 PM

    Group Photo (attendance is mandatory)

  • 6:15-7:15 PM

    Dinner

  • 7:30-8:00 PM

    Instructor Photo & Autograph Session

  • 8:00 PM – ?

    Student Instructor Concert

Monday July 26

  • 8:30-9:45 AM

    Breakfast

  • 11:00 AM

    Check out

Hyatt Regency Sonoma, Santa Rosa, CA

Acommodations

Retreat to Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country which offers easy access to hundreds of Sonoma County wineries, spacious rooms with scenic views, and 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Walk to Historic Railroad Square and charming Downtown Santa Rosa with museums, dining, and shopping nearby.

Area Activities

Santa Rosa an ideal base for excursions to the Wine Country, the dramatic Sonoma Coast and the majestic redwood groves. It is also just a short drive south across the Golden Gate Bridge for sightseeing in San Francisco. In addition to our great location, Santa Rosa is a city that knows how to have a good time. Our Events Calendar is loaded with fairs and festivals that are sometimes described as “quirky.” Call it what you will, the community thrives on coming together for events that celebrate our heritage and history. Visit Santa Rosa.

Travel Directions

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

Address
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

Contact
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Instrument Travel

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Pricing and Registration

When registering you have the choice of paying a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due on June 30, 2021 (no interest fees charged) or paying in full.

Room Types and Pricing

  • Shared Room
    1,850

    Standard Room with two beds and a roommate.  You may either name a fellow registrant as your roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. Roommate must also register for Andy Mckee Musicarium. Pricing is per person.

  • Private Room
    2,299

    Standard room with one king bed for one participant. Pricing is per person.

What's Included

  • All performances, workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sighteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments if you are not signing up for our premium upgrade

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 9.9% surcharge, which includes all state and local taxes, plus service fees.
  • Installment Payment Plans – Upon checkout, you have the option to pay in full or in (non-refundable) 50% installments.
    • When registering you have the choice of paying a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due on June 30, 2021 (no interest fees charged) or paying in full.
    • Any registrations received after June 30, 2021 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.
  • Dreamcatcher Events LLC reserves the right to re-schedule any event if there should be an “Act of God,” natural disaster, breach of contract by the lead artists, pandemic, or any other circumstance which make an event impossible to hold. In this circumstance, Dreamcatcher shall issue full financial credit in the amount paid to all registrants who have paid. These “Credited” funds may be used for the specific event to be rescheduled or to attend any other Dreamcatcher Event of their choosing (subject to availability). The financial credit shall last two years from the dates of postponement. Registration refunds will not be distributed in the event that an event has to be rescheduled due to circumstances beyond Dreamcatcher’s control. This also applies to any registrant who may not be able to attend an event due to Covid and/or Force Measure. In that instance, Dreamcatcher shall provide the registrant a full credit to use at their discretion.
  • Andy McKee’s Musicarium will be following all protocols and safety measures set by the CDC, the state of California, and additional regulations set at local and business levels. This will include wearing a face covering and maintaining a minimum of 6 feet in all group settings. Furthermore, Dreamcatcher and Andy McKee will be constantly and regularly updating our protocols to keep everyone safe on every level.

If you have any questions, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

Precautionary measures:

Andy McKee's Musicarium will be following all protocols and safety measures set by the CDC, the state of California, and additional regulations set at local and business levels. This will include wearing a face covering, regular use of hand sanitizer and handwashing, as well as social distancing in all group settings. Wherever possible, meetings and gatherings will take place outdoors, and all safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Furthermore, Dreamcatcher and Andy McKee will be constantly and regularly updating our protocols to keep everyone safe on every level.

As of January 2021, all attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend this event. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 vaccination before the event, please let us know. We will instead ask for a negative test result from 3-5 days before the event, and will test you again upon your arrival on site.