You know that commercial about ‘when once in a lifetime meant once in a lifetime’? Well, I just got an email about an event that is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! As noted in the picture above, jazz guitar legend is going to be teaching a 5-day intensive workshop in Norwich, CT this August and bringing along his trio-mates Christian McBride (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums).
Here are some details about the workshop :
The National Guitar Workshop is proud to announce this exclusive workshop with world- renowned jazz musician Pat Metheny. This special event is a rare opportunity to study in an intimate setting with Pat and his trio, Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez. This workshop is open to any intermediate to advanced jazz musician. So whether you play guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, brass or woodwinds, we have a place for you.
The day does not end with workshops, special ensemble programs and master classes. Each evening will feature a private concert including Pat and his trio and a special duet concert with Pat and Mick Goodrick. You will also get the opportunity to perform during an evening concert.
This incredible five-day event is held at the elegant Spa at Norwich Inn located in picturesque Norwich, Connecticut. The Inn features luxurious accommodations, gourmet meals and an attentive staff that will pamper you at every turn. This location is a perfect place to bring a spouse or friend and turn this wonderful week into something that you’ll be glad you shared.
Of course, such a great opportunity isn’t going to come cheap … here are the pricing details:
August 22- 26, 2011
Rates (Pat Metheny Workshop Only):
Participant on site $4950 (Includes guest room or villa at resort, all workshop classes, clinics, and performances, and all meals.)
Participant off site $3750 (Includes all workshop classes, clinics, and performances. Meals may be purchased as desired from venue.)
Non Participant on site $1950 (Spouse, Parent, or Partner. Includes accommodations with participant, all meals, and a $500 spa credit.)
Register by April 15th, and be entered to win a private lesson with Pat Metheny during the week!
That might sound extreme, but think for a second – a decent rental for a week in that area would definitely exceed $1200, three meals per day for a week would add up quickly, evening concerts EACH NIGHT would add up to several hundred dollars, and let’s not forget the whole week of sessions with Pat Metheny, one of the greatest living guitarists and his trio!
Head here for more details or to register, and to PatMetheny.com for all of the information.