Guitar Weekends

After being voted #2 in the Top 5 of the ‘Overseas Artist of The Year’ category at the 2016 British Blues Awards, DAN PATLANSKY is back to share his knowledge and experience with fellow guitarists. He is proud to announce that Guitar Weekends are back again in May 2017, taking place in Clarens.
Regardless of where you’re at, attending a Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekend will advance your skills and deliver invaluable experience. 30 places are available for each of the Guitar Weekends. First come, first served.
Be sure to book your place now at
View the video run-down on one of the Clarens Guitar Weekends hosted by Dan.
Clarens, Van Reenen St, Clarens, 9707, South Africa |
19 – 21 May 2017
The Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekend is a 3 day experience comprising FOUR WORKSHOPS in which Dan covers theory and practical on:
  • Improvising
  • Licks and Riffs
  • Chords & Harmony
  • Tone and Gear
There are many hours of jamming with other people that have the same passion for guitar playing. You’ll eat sleep and breathe guitar playing for 3 solid days!
Accommodation at the Clarens Inn Backpackers is in the cosy and un-fussy bunkhouses. Although breakfasts and dinners are included in the package, guitarists need to cater for their own lunches. A shared kitchen, braai area, coffee shop and the Hub Cap Bar on site covers all you might need. Internet access is available.
Draft Itinerary
(Subject to change)
  • 2:00pm – Registration | Receive Fender Gift Bag
  • 7:00pm – Dinner
  • 8:30pm – Workshop 1 – Improvising
  • Saturday
  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 9:30am – Workshop 2 – Licks & Riffs
  • 11am – 13:30pm – Practical | Playing with Dan | Implementing ideas from Workshops 1 and 2.
  • 3:30pm – 5:30pm – Q&A with Dan | Covering any subject/questions asked by Guitar Weekenders.
  • 7:00pm – Dinner
  • 8:30pm – Workshop 3 – Tone & Gear
  • Sunday
  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 9:30am – Workshop 4 – Chords & Harmony
  • 11:00am -1:30pm – Practical | Discuss, play and arrange performance songs for/with Dan.
  • 1:30pm – Lunch
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Rehearsal with band
  • 7:00pm – Guitar weekend final jam session | Fender prize giving.
  • Monday
  • Check out by 10:00 am
  • What To Bring
  • Your guitar (Electric or Acoustic)
  • Your Amp
  • Bedding
  • Spending money for the cash bar and for meals not provided by the weekend
  • How Much
    Price is R 3,850 per person. Not included: Travel, drinks, one meal per day to be covered by yourself.
    Please note, the 30 spots available are for guitarists participating in the workshops. Regrettably bookings cannot be taken for partners wanting to attend.
    Any questions? Please mail them to and we’ll get straight back to you.