Even after 46 years,

There is no better place to learn music than the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop

June 23, 2022
Updated PSGW COVID Guidelines
Effective June 1, 2022
PSGW COVID Guidelines
June 23, 2022
Summer Camp Is Full
But.. you can still register to be on the waiting list for any of the sessions in case there are cancellations.
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PSGW Summer Camp Is Full

All sessions, 0 through 3, are completely filled, but you can still REGISTER to be on the waiting list for any of the sessions.

Reminder--our ability to have PSGW Summer Camps will depend on whether we can confidently provide a safe environment given the ever-fluid realities of COVID. But at this point, fingers always crossed, we are hopeful enough to move forward.

Thanks always for your patience, care, and continued support.

Love, Janet, Elian and Karee 

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musical styles

PSGW is a camp for all acoustic instruments and genres.

One of the unique aspects of PSGW is the wide variety of musical instruments and styles taught and played during each week. We offer an extensive range of guitar classes, of course, but there are also classes in many other instruments: voice, fiddle, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and others. Some classes are not instrument-specific, such as songwriting or music theory. People also bring all kinds of instruments to play outside of classes—accordions, cellos, saxophones, even harps and the occasional tuba.

Meet our World Class Instructors

Aside from its students, PSGW's single strongest asset is its teachers.

Our teachers are chosen for their ability to communicate their knowledge, enthusiasm, and skill, both in the formal class atmosphere and in the equally-important informal playing situations that abound at camp. Although the teachers provide support when needed, they also provide space for students to experiment and make mistakes on their own, leading to satisfying growth. Because students and teachers share meals and down-time at camp, students leave at the end of the week with new friendships as well as material to practice.


The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop was created in 1974 by a few people with a vision to create a summer music gathering.

Since that time, PSGW has grown to include three independent, week-long summer music camp sessions for adults. Designed for beginners to professional musicians, the camps offer a wide array of musical styles and instrument instruction. In addition to the summer camp sessions, PSGW sponsors several other events and camps, including three retreats held throughout the year, The Northwest Writers’ Weekend, and The Workshop Workshop.