Guitar Weekends




The DAN PATLANSKY GUITAR WEEKENDS are back in December 2017 for the last opportunity this year to eat, breathe and play guitar with #4 best rock guitarist in the world, as voted by Total Guitar Magazine UK, DAN PATLANSKY.
Voted #1 in the world twice by Blues Rock Review USA, the only artist to receive this accolade twice, you will find no better teacher than this guitar virtuoso and this is your chance to spend 3 days living guitar playing with Dan Patlansky.
The Clarens Guitar Weekend will take place from 1-3 December 2017 and the Stellenbosch Guitar Weekend from 8-10 December 2017, fresh after Dan’s return from UK after performing as special guest on Joanne Shaw Taylor’s tour. Join Dan in the stunning countryside in Clarens, or in the beautiful winelands in Stellenbosch for an invaluable experience consisting of 3 days of guitar workshops including one-on-one face time with Dan Patlansky. All skills levels welcome. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book your place TODAY!
Be sure to book your place now at
View the video run-down on one of the Clarens Guitar Weekends hosted by Dan.
Clarens Backpackers and Inn
Stellenbosch Protea Hotel
1 – 3 December 2017 (Clarens)
8 – 10 December 2017 (Stellenbosch)
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.
Check out a guitar tutorial on tone tips and monster playing by Dan Patlansky for The Guitar Magazine
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 4,350 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.