Four days of world-class fingerstyle instruction, hands-on workshops and intimate evening concerts in the stunning Tennessee autumn during peak fall colors.

Limited Availability. ONLY 22 SPOTS LEFT

Join artists & learners for a life enriching guitar retreat in the beautiful Tennessee autumn with Fingerstyle masters Clive Carroll, Antoine Dufour & Collin Hill.

Special Guest Artists

Clive Carroll

International Fingerstyle and Composition

Antoine Dufour

CandyRat Records Artist

Collin Hill

Spotify Fingerstyle Artist

What You'll Learn

Fingerstyle Guitar Skills

Essential fingerstyle skills from basic to advanced will be covered to give you a solid foundation.

Proper Right & Left Hand Position

Gaining Control of Your Hands

Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques

Tapping, Tremolo

Artist Masterclasses

Up close hands on instruction from world-class fingerstyle guitarists. Get answers to your questions from the best.

Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques with Clive Carroll

Percussive Fingerstyle with Antoine Dufour

Daily Guitar Workouts with Steve Krenz from Beginner to Advanced

All Skill Levels are Welcome - but a Basic Understanding of Guitar Chords, Skills and General Fingerstyle Technique is Encouraged.

Essential Musicianship

Learning how to think like a fingerstyle guitarist.

Arranging Songs for Solo Guitar

The Gear You Need & The Gear You Don't

Setting Up Your Guitar for Ultimate Playbility

Practice Strategies for Results

Learn. Relax. Play.

"The retreat was a perfect fit for me - it is one of the best experiences I've had in years."

- Dave W., Asheville, North Carolina


Clive Carroll

"...sensational instrumental music that knows no boundaries". - Acoustic Magazine

Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll's masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today's most admired and respected guitarists.

Clive has established himself as one of the world's premiere acoustic guitar players garnering praise for his performances of everything from 17th century lute music to Jazz standards, Blues, Irish reels and his own compositions. Clive's been praised and worked with Tommy Emmanuel, John Williams and even Madonna.

Antoine Dufour

“… (Antoine is a) wonderland of fingerpicking and highly intricate compositions soothing the soul as they engage the mind.”

38 year old Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known colloquially among the best guitar players in the world as a musician’s musician.

To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that reflect ambient and progressive music that transcends global cultures and languages. That he does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style has endeared him to a broad spectrum of fans of popular music.

Collin Hill

Collin Hill is a 21 year old Fingerstyle guitarist based in Nashville TN.

Originally from California, Collin brings great technique to a sense of musicianship. This young artist is finding his voice to the delight of his many fans on YouTube, Instagram and Spotify.

With over a million streams on Spotify and over 14000 Instagram followers, Collin's exciting music is turning heads in the fingerstyle world. He's also a gifted and conscientious educator with some of the best reviewed classes of any of our events.

Steve Krenz - Conference Host

Nashville guitarist, Steve Krenz has played guitar with numerous Grammy winning artists live and in the studio. He is a sought after guitar educator and speaker. Steve’s top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar received the Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice Award for Best Guitar Instructional Material.

Steve has helped countless thousands of guitarists in almost every country in the world learn how to be a better musician through easy to understand, no-nonsense guitar instruction.

Steve is the founder of which serves 16000+ YouTube subscribers with guitar training and live streaming lessons.

“This has to be the highlight of my guitar journey so far. I’ve never played outside of my house. It was a great experience to just be around other guitar players."

Info & Lodging

All Meals & Lodging Included with Registration!


All events, meals, and lodging will be at the beautiful Deer Run Retreat in the Lodge. Directions, photos and more can be found at the link below.



Lodging will be in 8 beautiful lodge-style rooms with a total of 25 beds. There are two rooms that can accommodate a married couple.

You will be bunking up with new guitar friends in a variety of beds and bunk beds in very comfortable rooms. Each room with private bath and WiFi. Unfortunately, there are no private rooms available. 

If you have a preference on who you would like to room with, just let us know and we'll try to accommodate.


Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks included with registration. Breakfasts are full, hot breakfasts with items such as eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, french toast, coffee, juices. Lunches and dinners may include items such as lasagna, brisket, burgers, BBQ chicken. Delicious desserts to possibly include cheesecake, chocolate cake, fruit.

Gluten free menu options available - just let us know when you register.

Daily Schedule

Thursday October 29th

3:00pm Check In / Registration

4:00pm Welcome with Steve Krenz

5:00pm Group Fingerstyle Lesson

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Student Performances

7:30pm Evening Concert

Friday October 30th

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Morning Guitar Workout with Steve Krenz

10:30am Guest Artist Guitar Masterclass

Noon Lunch

1:00pm Workshops

2:00pm Let's Learn a Tune

3:00pm Guest Artist Masterclass

4:00pm Free Time / Jam Time

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Student Performances

7:30pm Evening Concert with Antoine Dufour

Saturday October 31st

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Morning Guitar Workout with Steve Krenz

10:00am Fingerstyle Improvisation Workshop

Noon Lunch

1:00pm Workshops

2:00pm Let's Learn a Tune

3:00pm Guest Artist Masterclass

4:00pm Free Time / Jam Time

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Student Performances

7:30pm Evening Concert with Clive Carroll

Sunday Nov 1st

7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Morning Guitar Workout with Steve Krenz

9:30am Artist Roundtable/ Questions and Answers

10:30am Pack & Check Out



Registration includes admission to the retreat, all workshops and concerts, 3 nights/4 days beautiful accommodation and all meals.

  • Registration: $1095

Registration does not include:

  • Personal Guitar Setups with Greg Voros. Prices are per instrument. $60/Acoustic $55/Electric (New set of strings included with each setup.)

With limited spaces available for this retreat, spaces are on a first come - first served basis.

Cancellation Policy

All Purchases are Final and Non-Refundable.

However, if cancelled before dates below, funds can be credited to a future Guitar Gathering conference or Fall Fingerstyle Retreat registration.

Before July 1st: Full Credit of Funds to Future Event

Before August 1st: 75% Credit of Funds to Future Event

Before September 1st: 50% Credit of Funds to Future Event

After September 1st: No Credit of Funds to Future Event

Got a Question?

Have a question or concern? Contact us at [email protected] with any questions you might have.


"Everyone felt like family...a wonderful group and setting...presented very well a totally new dimension to fingerstyle guitar...and what it takes to get there. In short everything was an incredible experience."



Come to Learn. Come to Relax.

Imagine sitting steps away from some of the world's greatest fingerstyle guitarists surrounded by big stone fireplaces and autumn colors - a truly unique learning experience.

Space is limited and this event will surely sell out. Reserve your spot today.

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