January 21, 2019:


Returning to Glen Cove, Vai Academy 5.0 will feature local home-grown phenoms Joe Satriani and Larry Mitchell:


Long island's steve vai


Vai’s annual four-day-and-night guitar clinic returns to The Mansion at Glen Cove in Long Island July 29 – August 2, 2019. Last year, the event was held in Palm Springs California.

Steve Vai’s video announcement can be found below.

Featuring Vai leading classes and workshops, the event will includes appearances and classes from amazing guitarists including Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Devin Townsend, Larry Mitchell, Plini and more. Vai Academy 5.0′s schedule features wide range of guitar-related activities to improve your guitar skills, including a special focus on signal path, effects and achieving the sound and tone guitarists crave.

If you’re not a guitar virtuoso, no worries; The Vai Academy is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests and tastes. Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, the four day program offers activities and workshops for everyone. The environment is non-competitive and is strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music.

As intimidating as Steve Vai can be (just watch the ending of the movie Crossroads starring Ralph Macchio below, attendees should feel welcome. “One thing that I think makes Vai Academy so special is that I jam with each and every attendee,” Vai shares. “This might be my favorite aspect of the camp. Connecting with another person on a musical level is an intimate space I love embracing. We musicians are always learning something on some level, and I believe I learn something every time I jam with a student, no matter what level they are at. I can make music with someone even if they show up with a dime and a rubber band.”

As a bonus, anyone who registers by January 31, 2019 gets a free BOSS Blues Driver pedal.

Here’s the link to Vai’s announcement:



Here’s the link to the famous Crossroads scene starring Macchio and Vai:



To register or find out more, please visit this website: vaiacademy.com.

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