Monday, October 10, 2011 at 7:27AM
In response to fan demand and difficult economic times, discount registration packages starting at just $990 are available through October 31, 2011 for Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat, featuring renowned guitarists Alex Skolnick of Testament and Chris Broderick of Megadeth. Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat will provide a full vacation experience, with the registration price including lodging and gourmet meals in addition to the daily guitar workshops and jam sessions.
This unique experience offers a select group of guitarists of all talent levels the opportunity to expand their horizons while spending four days and five nights studying and jamming with Broderick and Skolnick in a relaxed setting at Full Moon Resort in New York’s Catskill Mountains from December 26-30, 2011.
After hearing from various guitarists that they were currently unable to pay the full price for the retreat due to various financial hardships related to current economic conditions, unemployment and hurricane damage, Skolnick and Broderick worked with the event organizers to find a way to cut prices. “We know that cash is tight for everyone right now, especially around the holidays, and want as many of you as possible to be able to join us at Full Moon Resort,” say Skolnick and Broderick.
Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat will include master classes with Skolnick and Broderick, jam sessions, open mic nights and optional private lessons. Attendees are invited to expand their knowledge of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, music history, jazz theory, chord theory, harmony, improvisation, counterpoint, composition, chord voicings, improv (taught by Skolnick), classical fingerstyle technique (taught by Broderick), and of course heavy metal guitar. Guitarists will learn techniques to increase speed and improve tone, while hearing stories about life on the road, getting gear tips and much more. Nathan Peck (bass) and Matt “Zebar” Zebroski (drums/percussion) of Alex Skolnick Trio will provide rhythm accompaniment for jam sessions throughout the week.
In addition, Full Moon Resort is conveniently located close to a full array of winter activities including skiing and snowboarding.
For full details, go to: http://sbwinterguitarretreat.com/site/.
The Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat is the first winter installment of the successful Music Masters Camp Series (www.musicmasterscamp.com/home/) held at Full Moon Resort, which has been hosted by musicians including Dweezil Zappa, Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.
Pictured: Chris Broderick and Alex Skolnick
(Photo by Stephanie Cabral)