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Bluegrass Guitar: Sicily with Bryan Sutton & Chris Eldridge


We’re excited to announce that world-renowned flatpickers and ArtistWorks master guitar instructors, Bryan Sutton and Chris Eldridge, will be traveling to Sicily, Italy during the summer of 2024 to lead a four-day bluegrass guitar experience. Hosted in the beautiful city of Siracusa on the island of Ortigia off the coast of Sicily, the retreat will feature four days and four nights of immersive bluegrass guitar music and fun-filled Italian vacationing from August 12-16, 2024.


As master flatpick and bluegrass guitar instructors here at ArtistWorks, Bryan and Chris both have the amazing ability to target specific areas where students are struggling and provide step-by-step guidance to help them overcome their musical challenges. Their “Bluegrass Guitar: Sicily” retreat will offer twenty-five students the opportunity to work hands-on with Chris and Bryan in person and do so in gorgeous Siracusa, Sicily. Don’t wait—registration is now open!


LEARN MORE: Want to learn from a bluegrass guitar master like Bryan Sutton? Try a free online guitar lesson now!


Bluegrass Guitar in Sicily” is built around Bryan and Chris’ participatory and engaging teaching style. They'll dive into topics like building the foundations of flatpicking bluegrass guitar, increasing the quality of your playing, rhythm guitar accompaniment, improvisation, fiddle tune variations, modern expression of the traditional style—and everything in between!


LEARN MORE: Want to learn how to play bluegrass guitar from a master musician like Chris Eldridge? Try some free online guitar lessons now!


The goal of “Bluegrass Guitar in Sicily” is to create a relaxed, fun, and non-competitive environment that encourages each participant to take the next step in their guitar playing; where community is built on the shared joy of playing music, and the beauty and history of the place inspires one’s creativity. Add to that good food and wine, and you have the recipe for a memorable musical experience.


Also joining Bryan and Chris at the retreat will be special guest instructor, Peppino D’Agostino, recognized as “One of the 50 Transcendent Acoustic Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine.


For those students who may not be able to attend, don’t fret! You can work hands-on with Bryan and Chris to improve your bluegrass guitar playing right here at ArtistWorks. And, with our patented Video Exchange Learning®, you can receive personal feedback and guidance from Chris and Bryan at every step of your musical journey.


To register for Bryan Sutton & Chris Eldridge’s “Bluegrass Guitar: Sicily” retreat in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy in August 2024, click here.



Have you always wanted to learn how to play bluegrass guitar? Through our comprehensive guitar lessons online and Video Exchange Learning platform here at ArtistWorks, you can learn from internationally renowned players, like Bryan Sutton and Chris Eldridge, and get personal feedback on your playing.


Chris and Bryan’s courses each start with the basics and teach everything from beginner guitar to advanced performance techniques, classic bluegrass tunes, and beyond. So, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, all levels are welcome and all students will grow and improve their skills as guitarists and musicians.


Sample some free music lessons here and see what makes ArtistWorks courses some of the best online music lessons around!



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