The Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School is a week-long guitar course, held during the July school holidays from 16 – 20 July, which provides an opportunity for students to learn from some of Australia’s finest guitarists in a small, immersive, guitar playing and skills development intensive. The Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School will be held in two main streams:

  1. 'Orchestral’ – comprised of three sections the Orchestral stream is based in classical guitar playing and ensemble techniques. View the sectionals repertoire; Section 1, Section 2, Section 3.
  2. ‘Blues and Roots’ – incorporating acoustic guitar playing, traversing a range of roots and blues techniques.

The culmination of the work created during the Winter School will be performed during the Adelaide Guitar Festival, 9–12 August 2018

View our Frequently Asked Questions.

As a parent, I am so incredibly grateful for the wonderful and utterly professional weeks’ worth of musical learning for [my son]” – 2017 Winter School Parent

Registrations for the 2018 Winter School have now closed

For further information, please contact Assistant Producer, Dearna Newchurch via or 8216 8513

Limited subsidies are available to primary and secondary students who otherwise may not be able to attend due to financial hardship or distance. To find out more about the centrED subsidies please contact Education Coordinator, Renee Fort on or 8216 8861