On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January the Groningen Guitar College will present its plans and activities for 2016 in the Remonstrant Church.
During the festive opening on Saturday 30th January the six GCC teachers will present themselves by performing a number of short concerts that feature a broad spectrum of guitar styles, including Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz and Fusion. The opening speech will be delivered by Jetze Luhoff, D66 party chairman of the Municipality of Groningen.
On Sunday 31 January fusion guitarist Joost Vergoossen will give a masterclass. He was voted best guitarist of the Benelux by Gitarist magazine readers in 2013 and 2014. Not only will the two hour long masterclass focus on the various aspects of playing the guitar, it will also deal with what it means to be a musician.
Groningen Guitar College
The Groningen Guitar College teaches guitar at all levels, starting at primary school level and leading up to vocational level. The Groningen Guitar College is an educational initiative started by six Groningen guitar teachers and is part of the Five Great Guitars Foundation. The curriculum aims to focus not only on the cognitive aspects but also on the interpersonal aspects. What matters most is the person behind the guitar. Who are you, what motivates you? Why do you play guitar and what do you want to learn? The GGC now has more than two hundred students.