Andy McKee's Musicarium is designed for players of all ages, levels, and interests. All levels are welcome from master class guitarists to beginners to ardent fans. The four-day program offers an array of workshops and activities. It's a non-competitive environment comprised of like-minded music heads in a pretty setting where it's all about tunes, bonding and sharing a memorable experience.

Featured Artists

There’s nothing like playing acoustic. It’s a real direct and personal kind of sound. I don’t use any effects or loops. I like that natural sound of the guitar. I love that the soundwaves come right out of your guitar using your fingers and not a pick. Covering the rhythmic, melody and harmony at once appeals to me. We’ll be covering all aspects of that in camp. – Andy McKee

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Eric Johnson

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Stephen Bennett

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Michael Manring

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Don Ross

Schedule

Prepare for a unique experience at McKee’s fingerstyle acoustic guitar camp. A different instructor will hold court each day but the focus will remain the same every morning as the guitarists play and teach the subtleties of modern finger style guitar.

Thursday July 05

  • 3:00 PM

    Check-In

  • 4:30 PM

    Orientation

  • 5:30 PM

    Mentor Session Raffle

  • 6:00 PM

    Break

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:15 PM

    Andy McKee & Instructors Concert – Round Robin Style (with Eric Johnson)

  • 10:30 PM

    Open Mic

  • *There will be a raffle to determine the picking order for Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett, and Don Ross one on one Mentor Sessions. These sessions will be 10 minutes long and you are limited to session/pick per student. These sessions are optional. 

Friday July 06

  • 8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM

    Andy McKee & Eric Johnson Workshop

  • 11:00 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Andy McKee
    • Group 2 – Don Ross
    • Group 3 – Stephen Bennett
  • 12:00 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Andy McKee
    • Group 3 – Don Ross
    • Group 1 – Stephen Bennett
  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 2:45 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Andy McKee
    • Group 1 – Don Ross
    • Group 2 – Stephen Bennett
  • 4:00 PM

    Guitar Workshop Breakout Classes

    A) Eric Johnson – Acoustic Guitar

    B) Stephen Bennett – Harp Guitar

  • 5:30 PM

    Break

  • 6:00 PM

    Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 6:45 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00 PM

    Andy McKee & Eric Johnson Concert

Saturday July 07

  • 8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM

    Andy McKee & Michael Manring Workshop

  • 11:00 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Andy McKee
    • Group 2 – Eric Johnson
    • Group 3 – Stephen Bennett
  • 12:00 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Andy McKee
    • Group 3 – Eric Johnson
    • Group 1 – Stephen Bennett
  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 2:45 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Andy McKee
    • Group 1 – Eric Johnson
    • Group 2 – Stephen Bennett
  • 4:00 PM

    Guitar Workshop Breakout Classes

    A) Don Ross – His style of guitar

    B) Michael Manring – Bass Guitar

  • 5:30 PM

    Break

  • 6:00 PM

    Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 6:45 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00 PM

    Andy McKee & Michael Manring: A Tribute to Michael Hedges

Sunday July 08

  • 8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM

    Andy McKee Workshop

  • 11:00 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Andy McKee
    • Group 2 – Don Ross
    • Group 3 – Stephen Bennett
  • 12:00 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Andy McKee
    • Group 3 – Don Ross
    • Group 1 – Stephen Bennett
  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30 PM

    Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 2:45 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Andy McKee
    • Group 1 – Don Ross
    • Group 2 – Stephen Bennett
  • 4:00 PM

    Guitar Workshop Breakout Classes

    A) Andy McKee – Guitar Style

    B) Stephen Bennett – More Harp Guitar

  • 5:15 PM

    Group Photo and Instructor Autograph Session

  • 6:00 PM

    Break

  • 6:45 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00 PM

    Student Instructor Concert

Monday July 09

  • 8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM

    Andy Mckee’s Departure Lecture

  • 11:00AM

    Check-Out

The schedule is subject to change. You will receive an official schedule upon arrival as well as a schedule posted daily during the camp for any updates.
This schedule is an example schedule. Our schedule will include workshops and Q&A during the day then concerts and jam sessions in the evening.

*All workshops will begin at 10 AM, for convenience of commuters.*

EarthRise Institute

There is nothing like the guitar camps when it comes to learning, camaraderie and being with a group of like minded people, who are all about the guitar.

All rooms are all dorm style rooms, with a shared bathroom located in the hallway. Each room is simple with a bed, nightstand, and wifi. These rooms do not have a TV but the entire location does have unique features making it a one of kind experience.

 Setting & Accommodations

At EarthRise guests can commune with the land and experience ecological awareness and transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. The campus is a place where we integrate theory and practice, science and spirituality, as well as renewal and retreat. EarthRise is a retreat center that features dorm-style rooms and a shared community bathroom. The accommodations are simple they do not have a TV but the site does include free wifi throughout.

Virtual online tour: http://www.noetic.org/earthrise/virtual-tour

Area Attractions

Petaluma has an Airport, a Marina and is positioned as the southern gateway to Sonoma County’s wine country and to the Pacific Ocean coast. We have a distinctly charming downtown and many exciting events during the year. Visit Petaluma.

Area Activities

Petaluma is known as the portal to Sonoma County making it an ideal base for excursions to the Wine Country, the dramatic Sonoma Coast and the majestic redwood groves. Or stay in affordable accommodations in Petaluma and drive south across the Golden Gate Bridge for sightseeing in San Francisco. If you are more of a waterway than highway type of traveler, it’s smooth sailing getting to Petaluma. Cruise up the gentle Petaluma River, dock at the Turning Basin, and be just steps away from award-winning restaurants, boutique shopping, live music and movies. In addition to our great location, Petaluma 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 Petaluma.

Travel Directions

EarthRise Institute

Address
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Instrument Travel

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Promotions

Sign up by May 1st to receive a free musicarium survival kit worth a total value of $300!

MUSICARIUM SURVIVAL KIT!

  • D'Addario gift bags featuring cable kits, headstock tuners, peg winders, and slides!
  • Ernie Ball strings and polish cloths
  • Shubb capos
  • On-Stage Stands "The Mighty Guitar Stand"
  • Dunlop Pick Tins with exclusive event pics
  • String Swing Guitar Hanger
  • Limited Edition Andy McKee guitar picks, stickers, and posters
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*Upgrades will be received when you arrive at camp.

Pricing and Registration

It’s four days of learning, jamming, exchanging ideas, eating, drinking and hanging out. It’s an experience you can’t get at a concert. But there will be concerts, workshops and total immersion in music. It’s four days of learning, jamming, exchanging ideas, eating, drinking and hanging out. It’s an experience you can’t get at a concert. But there will be concerts, workshops and total immersion in music. – Andy McKee

Earthrise is a retreat center that features dorm-style rooms and a shared community bathroom. The accommodations are simple they do not have a TV but the site does include free wifi throughout.

*** Pricing is per person unless otherwise noted.***

Room Types and Pricing

  • Commuter Package
    899.00

    Includes all workshops without accommodations but does not include food, food is not available a la cart. Pricing is per person.

  • Commuter Package with Meals
    1,199.00

    Includes all workshops without accommodations but does include meals. Pricing is per person.

  • Shared Room
    1,499.00

    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. Rooms are dorm style with shared community bathroom. Pricing is per person.

  • Private Room
    1,999.00

    Private room. Same room as the standard room but will not have a roommate. Rooms are dorm style with a shared community bathroom. Pricing is per person.

  • Bring Your Loved Ones
    2,699.00

    If you would like to have your loved join you in Petaluma but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals at Earthrise, and attend all evening concerts together. During the days, while one of you is participating in workshops and living out your guitar hero dreams, your loved one can enjoy the wonderful accommodations and interesting things to do in the Petaluma area. Your room is a dorm style room with a shared community bathroom. Pricing is per couple; two people for one participant and one non-participant. 

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities, and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Goodie Bag accessories from Ernie Ball!

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sightseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments if you are not signing up for our premium upgrade
  • TV – there are no Tv’s located in the rooms

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 8.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on June 1, 2018.
    • Any registrations received after June 1, 2018 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

Rooms are all dorm style rooms, there is a shared bathroom located in the hallway. Each room is simple with a bed, nightstand, and wifi. These rooms do not have a TV but the entire location does have unique features making it a one of kind experience.

Guitar World and Guitar Player Magazine proudly present Andy Mckee Musicarium 2018