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This Summer's Guitar Workshop Plus Sessions Postponed

Because of COVID-19, this summer's editions of the Guitar Workshop Plus camps in both the U.S. and Canada have been postponed pending an update. The San Diego session was supposed to be underway now with other week-long camps scheduled for July in Toronto, Seattle, and Nashville.

GWP is currently discussing possible rescheduled dates, but does not have anything confirmed at the moment. Registration is still open and organizers say that all registered attendees will have a full credit for the re-scheduled or future session(s). They also ensure that everyone involved will not incur any monetary loss and says they will be in contact with all registered attendees with updates as appropriate.

GWP recent provided the following statement:

With continued concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we want you to know that the health, safety and well-being of our attendees, teachers, and artists is our top concern and we are following the lead of public health officials and authorities at this important time. While the current public health risk associated with coronavirus is present, it is a fluid situation and we continue to monitor developments very closely.

As a result of the evolving changes related to COVID-19, GWP is taking all necessary precautions with regard to our sessions in 2020. Despite this, and with many sessions slated to take place this year, we are now forced to pause our events until further notice. Please understand that this does not mean the cancellation of sessions or programs, only postponing to a later date.

GWP 2020 Summer Sessions – POSTPONED pending update

At this time, unfortunately, as a result of the many health official, government and travel-related restrictions in place, the GWP summer sessions are postponed until further notice/update. We have already been discussing potential alternate dates, but it would be premature to announce these dates as the situation is changing daily. Like all other aspects of life right now, the status of the pandemic (not the calendar) will determine when it is safe to run the session(s). Our concern for the safety and health of our attendees, staff, and families is of utmost importance.

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN – Rest assured, as per the policies stated and registration agreement, all registered attendees will have a full credit for the re-scheduled or future session(s). The stated policies safeguard everyone involved from incurring any monetary loss. We will be in contact with all registered attendees with updates as appropriate.

Looking Ahead

In the meantime, we will not remain idle as we are looking at ways to continue to bring our GWP family together in new and dynamic ways. As always, we sincerely appreciate all of your support and remain at your side, ready to share music with you as soon as we all get the green light to do so. While we wait, please stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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