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Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop and Concert with Pierre Bensusan

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$50.00 – $70.00

The Workshop and Concert is now  SOLD OUT!!!!!

Saturday, February 24, 2024 –  Workshop is from 4-6pm  Concert is 7:30-9:30pm

A GUITAR WORKSHOP WITH PIERRE BENSUSAN – $50 per person (excludes taxes and processing fees)

Pierre Bensusan’s workshops are open to any guitarist, from every musical horizon, who has already attained a competent technical level.

Level : intermediate, advanced


Pierre addresses issues of musicianship, philosophy of music, approach to the guitar, lots of techniques, ear training and so forth. All together, it’s about “Music for Guitar” in Fingerstyle, whatever the tuning. Pierre’s classes are based on a large concept which is that, whatever the style, and whether you’d like to focus on interprating, improvising or composing, we need to fulfill the process of expressing music on the instrument. This is analysed and optimized throughout the length of the class by going deep into various right hand and left hand techniques, body position, posture, exercises, ornementations, rythmic attention, tone, expression, interpretation, arranging,  and so forth.

Pierre plays in DADGAD tuning but while the seminar is not about DADGAD per se, Pierre will share his experience of this tuning. As far as students reading music or tabs, it’s only a small part of what goes on at the workshop but would still help if you can read at least the tablature.



“I was a little apprehensive, thinking it might only be for “masters”, or professional musicians. After all, I’m just a graphic designer who loves guitar. The class attracted players on all levels. There was a really accomplished player who missed a gig at a nearby festival in order to get there, also a very young kid who showed up with an electric guitar. And everything in between.

At one point Pierre had us working on finger control, doing what should have been a very basic and simple 2 finger exercise. It was disturbing how much I was struggling with it (after all, I thought I was a fingerpicker). Meanwhile, the little kid next to me had it nailed!

Pierre was sensitive to each and every one of us. He treated us all as equals, and answered all our questions. There was one-on-one interaction with all who attended. Being in a small group setting, and hearing the thoughts of this man who has taken the artistry of fingerstyle guitar so far, was a deep inspiration.

Each of us, all at our different levels, walked away with a valuable experience. And so much to think about, you could pick and choose what to work on. The advanced players were challenged. But in many ways, I think those with the least experience may have had the most to gain. I wish I had an opportunity like that back when I was a teenager, teaching myself to play.

If you have the opportunity to attend one of Pierre’s master classes, drop what you’re doing, grab your guitar – be there!!!”

Richard Brooker, Graphic Designer, (Wilton, CN)


References :

– Guitar Collection (Hal Leonard)

– The Guitar Book (Hal Leonard)

– Dadgad Explorer (DVD/Download – Truefire, USA – website)

– The Intuite PDF Collection Songbook (PDF – website)

– The Altiplanos PDF Collection Songbook (PDF – website)

– The Vividly PDf Collection Songbook (PDF – website)

– The Nice Feeling Collection (PDF – website)

– The Dadgad Café Collection (PDF – website)

– The 4 AM Collection (PDF – website)

– The Celtic Collection, Vol. 1 (PDF – website)

– The Celtic Collection, Vol 2 (PDF – website)

– Individual Sheet Music (PDF – website)

In Concert (DVD – Vestapol Videos, USA – website)

– PB, Instructional #1 (DVD – Stefan Grossman Workshop, USA – website)

– PB, Instructional #2 (DVD – Stefan Grossman Workshop, USA – website)

This workshop is followed by a Concert by Pierre – Concert starts at 7:30 pm (non-workshop participant seating begins at 7:00pm).  Workshop attendees get a discount if also attending the concert (Concert ticket with discount will be $20 per person, in-advance purchase, excluding taxes and processing fees).

During the hour+ break between the workshop & concert,  workshop attendees also attending the concert may leave to eat dinner, or join the staff & musician in ordering food for delivery.

Tickets may be purchased Online (see below), Over the Phone at 336-644-9908, or In Person at the winery during Business Hours.

NOTE: Workshop tickets must be purchased in advance as spots will fill up fast!  The concert may sell out as well, so it is highly recommended to go for the ‘both’ option!!!

Workshop Only Tickets or Workshop And Concert Tickets can be purchased below.


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