Young Guitarists Workshop

Young Guitarists Workshop

The Young Guitarists Workshop is a fun, engaging week of activities tailored to young artists ages 6 – 15.

What is the Young Guitarists Workshop  Schedule?

Runs from June 26–July 2.

Young Guitarists Workshop | Boston GuitarFest 2017 | Fees

Join the Young Guitarists Workshop and get a chance to work with some of Boston’s finest guitar instructors in inviting and stimulating group sessions!

Through group instruction, workshops, and guitar exercises, young guitarists are offered the opportunity to experience life at New England Conservatory and have a taste of how much fun music making can be.

YGW 2017 is divided into two Divisions: Level I for ages 6-10, and Level II for ages 11-15. Over the course of the week, students will be exposed to level-appropriate group classes, masterclasses with distinguished faculty, music appreciation, fun workshops, and of course snack, lunch and a fun time. Snacks and lunch are included.

Note: No youth participant may stay in Northeastern University housing.

For more detailed information and downloadable scores, visit the YGW blog at

Youth Performance Competition

YGW is proud to announce this year’s youth performance competition. Prizes include trophies, certificates and special featured performances at Boston GuitarFest. Competition age divisions reflect the YGW age groups:

Level I for ages 6-10, and Level II for ages 11-15.

Division-specific guidelines can be found here.

The competition fee is included in YGW fees, but students must be available during the day for YGW activities. If you are a YGW participant, the competition is INCLUDED in tuition, but you still need to register by e-mail. Contact Hank Mou at to register for the competition in addition to YGW.

Young Guitarists wishing to participate in the Competition but not the workshop can register for the competition only at the below.

Workshop Fee (Includes Competition): $475
Early-Bird Discount (Before May 31, 2017): $385
Competition Only Fee: $75

YGW Competition Guidelines



All levels are welcome to apply! Admission is on a first-come, first served basis. Early registration is recommended. Registration includes all festival events, concerts, private lessons, and masterclasses during the days valid for the type of registration purchased. Groupings of small guitar ensembles will be based on experience or request.


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