Adventure seekers and travelers of all ages and interests are welcome!

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp Maui is an event for guitar players, ukulele players, and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings! Some of our highlights this event will be:

  • Breakout class sizes will be limited to 25 or less led by Brent Mason, Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo, and Jeff Anderson (slack key)
  • Special master class and concert by Jake Shimabukuro
  • Beginner classes will now be offered by our instructors
  • Camper open mic concerts every night
  • Intimate performances every evening by Tommy Emmanuel and the instructors
  • Participate in the camper concert and play your song for Tommy!
  • Topics to be covered by Tommy and the instructors will include a wide spectrum from finger picking, using your thumb and fingers, composition, song arrangements, the blues and improvising, performing as a combo, and much more!
  • 4 incredible days and nights on the beach in Maui!
  • New Year’s Eve Luau champagne dinner and concert
  • Bring your family. Enjoy the Holidays with Tommy and Friends!

An Invitation From Tommy Emmanuel

It’s hard to believe, but in just 5 years I’ve presented over 11 guitar retreats (or camps). I’ve hosted them in the Catskills Mountains of New York, the California coast, the highlands of Scotland, the magical island of Cuba, the banks of the mighty Mississippi, the Louisiana Swaps, my homeland of Australia, and soon in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. As much as I enjoy hosting these retreats, it does take a ton of time, energy, and work to pull them off. I also want some time to dream up a NEW kind of guitar experience to share with the world! With that said, it’s time to me take an extended break from hosting guitar retreats. Before taking this hiatus, I’m going to host one more retreat in one of my favorite places on earth, and we’re going to ring in 2020 with style. The Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Getaway is heading to Hawaii Dec. 28, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020 on the island of Maui at The Royal Lahaina Resort. That’s right…one more guitar retreat in HAWAII!

It will be 4-nights of finger pickin’ paradise with guitar workshops throughout the day and intimate performances every night. The dynamic jazz duo of Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo will be returning as instructors. One of my favorite country pickers, Brent Mason, will be teaching for the first time at one of my retreats along with Hawaiian Slack Key guitarist, Jeff Peterson. We’ll also have a VERY special guest instructor – Hawaii’s own JAKE SHIMABUKURO on ukulele. There will be a Hawaiian Luau, beach jam sessions, and an exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration and show. They’ll also be opportunities to jam with myself and the other instructors and one-on-one mentor sessions. Mark my words…this will be the GREATEST retreat I’ve ever hosted in one of the most beautiful places on earth!

These guitar retreats have been an absolute joy to host, but it’s time for me to take a break. I will be hosting them again, but I just can’t say when that will be. I want to thank all the instructors who have taken part in these retreats, but most of all I want to thank all of you that have attended them. It’s been a joy and privilege to play, teach, grow, and learn from all of you. I want to especially thank the “REPEAT OFFENDERS”. I love you all, and I wouldn’t be here without you! I hope you can all join me in Maui, where we all can “hang loose” for one more retreat!

Aloha!
TE, CGP

Participants of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes welcome!

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp Maui is an event for guitar players, ukulele players, and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings! Some of our highlights this event will be:
  • The ultimate Tommy Emmanuel camp- 4 days in wonderful Maui over the Holiday break!
  • New Year's Eve Luau champagne dinner and concert
  • Bring your family. Enjoy the Holidays with Tommy and Friends!
  • Breakout class sizes will be limited to 25 or less led by Brent Mason, Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo, and Jeff Anderson (slack key)
  • Special master class and concert by Jake Shimabukuro
  • Beginner classes will now be offered by our instructors
  • Camper open mic concerts every night
  • Intimate performances every evening by Tommy Emmanuel and the instructors
  • Participate in the camper concert and play your song for Tommy!
  • Topics to be covered by Tommy and the instructors will include a wide spectrum from finger picking, using your thumb and fingers, composition, song arrangements, the blues and improvising, performing as a combo, and much more!

Schedule

*The Camp Schedule is subject to change. You will be provided with an updated schedule upon check-in. Also, we will post the daily schedule in case there are last minute changes.

Saturday December 28

  • 3:00pm

    Check-In

  • 4:30-5:30pm

    Camp Orientation & Tommy Emmanuel Welcome

  • 5:30-6:00pm

    Camper Raffle

  • 6:00-7:30pm

    Dinner

  • 8:00pm

    Instructor Preview Concert

    • 8:00-8:30pm – Jeff Peterson
    • 8:30-9:00pm – Brent Mason
    • 9:00-9:30pm – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
    • 9:30-10:00pm – Tommy Emmanuel
  • 10:30pm

    Open Mic

Sunday December 29

  • 9:00-10:30am

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 10:45-11:30am

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
    • Group 2 – Jeff Peterson
    • Group 3 – Brent Mason
  • 11:50am-12:35pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Brent Mason
    • Group 2 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
    • Group 3 – Jeff Peterson
  • 12:45-2:15pm

    Lunch

  • 12:45-1:45pm

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 2:30-3:15pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Jeff Peterson
    • Group 2 – Brent Mason
    • Group 3 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
  • 4:00-5:00pm

    Beach Jam (optional)

  • 6:00-7:30pm

    Dinner

  • 8:00-9:00pm

    Jake Shimabukuro

  • 9:00-9:20pm

    Intermission

  • 9:20-10:20pm

    Tommy Emmanuel

  • 10:30pm

    Open Mic

Monday December 30

  • 9.00-9:45am

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 9:45-10:30am

    Tommy Emmanuel with Jake Shimabukuro (entire group)

  • 10:45-11:30am

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Frank Vignola
    • Group 2 – Vinny Raniolo
    • Group 3 – Brent Mason
  • 11:50am-12:35pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Vinny Raniolo
    • Group 2 – Brent Mason
    • Group 3 – Frank Vignola
  • 12:45-2:15pm

    Lunch

  • 12:45-1:45pm

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 2:30-3:15pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Brent Mason
    • Group 2 – Frank Vignola
    • Group 3 – Vinny Raniolo
  • 4:00-5:00pm

    Beach Jam (optional)

  • 6:00-7:00pm

    Dinner

  • 8:00-10:15pm

    Student & Instructor Show

  • 10:30pm

    Open Mic

Tuesday December 31

  • 9.00-10:30am

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 10:45-11:30am

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Frank Vignola
    • Group 2 – Vinny Raniolo
    • Group 3 – Brent Mason
  • 11:50am-12:35pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Vinny Raniolo
    • Group 2 – Brent Mason
    • Group 3 – Frank Vignola
  • 12:45-2:15

    Lunch

  • 12:45-1:45pm

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 2:30-3:15pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Brent Mason
    • Group 2 – Frank Vignola
    • Group 3 – Vinny Raniolo
  • 3:30pm

    Group Photograph (attendance is mandatory) and Signing Session

  • 5:15-9:00pm

    Dinner & Hawaiian Luau

  • 9:00-10:00pm

    NYE Cocktail Party

  • 10:00-10:30pm

    Brent Mason

  • 10:30-11:00pm

    Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

  • 11:00-12:???am

    Tommy Emmanuel & Friends

Wednesday January 01

  • 11:00am

    Check Out

Royal Lahaina Hotel, Maui

Settings & Accommodations

A turquoise sea with gentle waves lapping against golden sand shores. Lush tropical islands dotting the horizon. Regal palms bending gracefully in the breeze. Royal Lahaina Resort invites you to make your tropical escape to our Kāʻanapali, Maui hotel, where your senses are rewarded in every way. Indulge in gourmet cuisine, fused with local ingredients and island flair, at our signature oceanfront restaurant. Savor tropical cocktails while lounging by one of three swimming pools. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Polynesia at our Myths of Maui Luau. Set sail for a romantic sunset dinner cruise or exciting snorkel trip in a volcanic crater. Submit to relaxation with a seaside massage at our serene spa. Royal Lahaina is the perfect destination on the island, and the perfect getaway to relax. Aloha.

The Royal Lahaina
Royal Lahaina Entrance
Hawaiian Beach

Area Attractions

Get ready for an unforgettable island escape with exciting things to do on Maui, Hawaii. Hike and explore the Jurassic Park-like landscapes of lush mountains and valleys. Experience the island’s sea life on a snorkel adventure in extinct volcanic craters or on dry land at an engaging museum. Discover Maui’s unique history in national landmarks. Or set sail for a relaxing and romantic sunset dinner cruise under the stars. With so many ways to have fun on Maui, you’ll want to stay a little longer.

The Phoenix Zoo
The Heard Museum
Desert Botanical Garden

Area Activities

Located just steps from KaanapalI Beach, rated one of the best beaches on Maui and in the world. At our Beach Activities Center guests can rent rafts, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, cabanas, and more for a full day of fun at the beach. We can also help with arrangements for catamaran cruises, beach dives, and full PADI certification. Royal Lahaina Resort is also a golfer’s paradise, with the championship Ka’anapali Golf Courses just next door. Choose from the challenging Royal Ka’anapali Course or the relaxed Ka’anapali Kai Course. Resort guests enjoy special discounts on greens fees, clubs and cart rentals. You can also visit our Resort’s Activities Desk and let our concierge schedule helicopter tours, parasailing, scuba and snorkeling excursions, whale watching or sunset cruises and ziplining adventures. If you want to do it, we can arrange it.

Local Links

maui shopping
The Diamondback Lounge
Hiking in maui

Travel Directions

Royal Lahaina Hotel, Maui

Address
2780 Kekaa Drive,
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Website
Royal Lahaina Resort

Contact
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Instrument Travel

FAA Rules - Bringing Musical Instruments on Flights

Featured Artists

Jake Shimabukuro

Brent Mason

Frank Vignola

Vinny Raniolo

Jeff Peterson

Pricing: Registration, Accommodations, and Meals

All rooms at Royal Lahaina have sold out!

For those of you who prefer the Registration Without Accommodation packages, you may want to look at one of the many cost effective accommodation options in the same area as the hotel. Airbnb – Lahaina and HomeAway (VRBO) – Lahaina both have lots of available accommodations that are more affordable than the hotels in the area and are all within a short drive of the Royal Lahaina Hotel. But even this inventory is going fast so we encourage you all to find a great place to stay and register soon, while you can!

If you have any questions, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

Pricing

  • Option 1 – All workshops, classes, evening concerts, lunches, dinners, and New Year’s Eve Champagne Luau
    2,499

    Registration for all camp workshops, activities, goody bags, and concerts. Includes lunches, dinners, and a special New Year’s Eve Champagne Luau. Does not include accommodations. Stay wherever you like!

    If you would like to have a friend or loved one join you for meals and all evening entertainment, you can add them for just $699* in Step 2 at checkout

    If you would like to have a friend join you for the luau and evening entertainment, not lunches or dinners, you can add them for an additional $250* at checkout.

    If you would like to have a friend join you only for the luau, not lunches, dinners, or evening entertainment, you can add them for an additional $100* at checkout.

    *The total price includes a 9.9% surcharge which covers all state and local taxes and service fees. Prices are listed in US Dollars.

  • Option 2 – All workshops, classes and evening concerts, and New Year’s Eve Champagne Luau
    1,999

    Registration for all camp workshops, activities, goody bags, concerts, and New Year’s Eve Champagne Luau. Does not include lunches, dinners, or accommodations. Stay and eat wherever you like!

    If you would like to have a friend join you for the luau and evening entertainment, not lunches or dinners, you can add them for an additional $250* at checkout.

    If you would like to have a friend join you only for the luau, not lunches, dinners, or evening entertainment, you can add them for an additional $100* at checkout.

    *The total price includes a 9.9% surcharge which covers all state and local taxes and service fees. Prices are listed in US Dollars.

  • Royal Lahaina Bring Your Loved One (2 People) – Deluxe Ocean Front Rooms
    5,999

    Enjoy full frontal facing views of the ocean on the 3rd-12th floors of the main tower. Rooms offer full views of the ocean, the islands of Lanai and Molokai and sunset from inside the rooms. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for lunches and dinners, and attend all evening concerts together, as well as the New Years Eve Champagne Luau. Pricing is per couple.

    *Please note, all registrants must stay at the Royal Lahaina and all payments and deposits are non-refundable. Prices are listed in US Dollars.

  • Royal Lahaina Bring Your Loved One (2 People) – Ocean View Rooms
    5,499

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Royal Lahaina but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. Enjoy superior views of the ocean on the 8th -12th floors of the main tower. Rooms offer views of the surrounding resort area, the island of Molokai and the ocean from inside the guest room. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for lunches and dinners, and attend all evening concerts together, as well as the New Years Eve Champagne Luau. Pricing is per couple.

    *Please note, all registrants must stay at the Royal Lahaina and all payments and deposits are non-refundable. Prices are listed in US Dollars.

  • Royal Lahaina Single Deluxe Ocean View Room
    4,799

    Enjoy full frontal facing views of the ocean on the 3rd-12th floors of the main tower. Rooms offer full views of the ocean, the islands of Lanai and Molokai and sunset from inside the rooms. Dine with the group for lunches and dinners, and attend all evening concerts, as well as the New Years Eve Champagne Luau. The room includes one king bed. Pricing is per person.

    *Please note, all registrants must stay at the Royal Lahaina and all payments and deposits are non-refundable. Prices are listed in US Dollars.

What's Included in Our Base Price

  • All workshops, concerts, activities at Royal Lahaina Hotel
  • Special, one-of-a-kind Tommy Emmanuel goody bag featuring limited edition poster, tee shirt, and much more
  • Lunches and dinners, including special New Year’s Eve Champagne Luau (if you opt for the meal plan)
  • Opportunities to perform with Tommy and get one on one sessions from our incredible musicians
  • Wi-Fi
  • 4 incredible days in Hawaii with Tommy Emmanuel and Friends

What's Not Included in Our Base Price

  • Travel to Maui
  • Alcohol, Snacks, Incidentals
  • Ground Transport in Maui
  • Parking at Hotel
  • Breakfasts

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • Reservations and payment for arrangement for accommodations at Tommy Hawaii is strictly between you, the paying registrant, and the hotel. Dreamcatcher are in no way responsible for the hotel’s actions or policies in any way.
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to a 9.9% surcharge, which includes all state and local taxes, plus service fees.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on October 1, 2019.
    • Any registrations received after October 1, 2019 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

If you have any questions, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

Guitar Upgrades

9.9% sales tax will be added at checkout. Guitars will be available to you once you arrive at camp.

EMTE Tommy model mini: our price, $1899

The EMTE is a fusion of two of our most successful guitars, the EBG808TE and the Mini Maton EM-6. We have used the same materials that make the EBG808TE such a popular tone machine and applied them to our classic Mini shape. The result is a bright, crisp, lively little guitar that will respond to every nuance of your fingerpicking style as well as deliver a big rhythm sound when used with a flat pick.

Maton EMTE Mini Guitar

EMBW6 mini: our price, $1499

Simplicity and purity of tone lay at the heart of the Blackwood range of guitars. Pure Blackwood tone - clear, bright trebles, strong midrange and full bass. The all Blackwood construction produces a unique compression, blending frequencies into a new, unique voice.

Maton EMBW6 Guitar

EBG808TEC: our price, $2200

It takes a great guitar to meet the demands of such a great player. Designed in conjunction with guitar great Tommy Emmanuel, the TE series guitars are an outstanding tribute to Tommy's musicianship and Maton's superior craftsmanship. Built to Tommy's specifications, the TE series provides the huge tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing the name.

Maton EBG808TEC Guitar