Home Camp Information Curriculum Instructors FAQ Gallery Registration Contact

Camp Info

Why A Camp?

Inspired by the highly-successful Maui Steel Guitar Festival, the camp provides an opportunity for festival attendees to learn more about the instrument, its history, nuances, and various playing methods and techniques that distinguish it as a unique sounding instrument from other types of steel guitars. The camp is offered in the days preceding the Maui Steel Guitar Festival, allowing campers to enjoy a unique experience of first learning about the instrument, then enjoying the unique sounds and music of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar as it is played by steel guitar players from all parts of the world: local, domestic and abroad.

No Experience Required

The camp welcomes anyone with an interest in music and in learning more about the Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Whether you have no playing experience at all, or if you are a beginning student with limited playing experience, or even if you are a seasoned or professional steel guiar player, the camp has something to offer you.

The camp's instructors are selected for not only their knowledge of the instrument and musical experience, but also for their ability to share their knowledge with anyone in an efficient and effective manner. You will definitely enjoy your learning experience!


You should bring your own steel guitar if possible since it's best to learn on the instrument you will be playing. If you are using a non-acoustic lap steel guitar, a small portable amplifier, preferably battery operated, is also desirable. If you do not have the recommended equipment, you may be able to borrow this equipment from friends or acquaintences. Loaner equipment may be limited or may not be available at the camp, so please check with the camp for further information if you cannot obtain equipment for yourself.

Date and Tuition

The 2018 Camp is tentatively scheduled for April 11-12, 2018, immediately preceding the Maui Steel Guitar Festival. Tuition for the 2018 camp will be announced at a later date. Meals and hotel lodging, if desired, are at additional cost and can be arranged through the hotel.