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It is hard to precisely define what fingerstyle guitar is. There are indeed many subcategories. However, thanks to the formulas stated by the fingerstyle artists themselves, and in particular thanks to that one of Tommy Emmanuel: “With the acoustic, I am the band”, it is possible to provide the following definition: Modern fingerstyle guitarists embody a "one man band", playing bass, percussion, harmony and melody simultaneously on an acoustic guitar.


Taking part in the fingerstyle class at the MIGS Masters Camps means learning to master these techniques with some of today's greatest artists in the genre.


You'll be able to play a wide range of musical styles, from blues to fingerpicking to percussive fingerstyle. Ultimately, fingerstyle is an invitation to explore the depth of the guitar, create original compositions and tell unique musical stories.

For music lovers looking for an engaging and artistic experience, fingerstyle is a fascinating avenue to explore at the MIGS Masters Camps!


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Jon Gomm


Alexandr Misko


Vincent Schmidt


Adrien Delamarre


The camp takes place over 5 days, from Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th, 2024. The get-in starts on Sunday, the 21st at 3 p.m. with a welcome drink followed by an introductory concert by the artists.

The day begins with workshops led by the artists, offering participants a unique opportunity to explore new musical perspectives. These workshops are designed to encourage interaction, where participants can ask questions and engage with the artists, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and expertise.

Afternoons are dedicated to interactive sessions where participants receive personalized advice, discover new musical techniques and concepts, and engage with the artists. These moments aim to enhance participants' skills and absorb the teachings provided by the artists.

Evenings feature concerts or/and open-mic sessions. While your participation is recommended, it's not mandatory.

The artists provide personalized attention to enhance the students' skills.



At the end of the camp on Friday, April 26th, you have the opportunity to continue your musical immersion at the Montreux International Guitar Show, taking place from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th.

Students of the MIGS Masters Camps benefit from a special price on the "all access" pass.


9:15 - 10:30 AM: Workshop with a renowned artist, providing ample time to delve into the lives of artists and encouraging students to ask any questions they desire to enhance their experience and musical knowledge.

10:30 - 10:45 AM: Coffee break and room change.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM: First small group session to work on new exercises and techniques proposed by the artists, who will be available to assist you.

12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch break, communal mealtime.

1:30 - 2:45 PM: Second small group session with another artist to explore new exercises and techniques.

3:00 - 4:30 PM: Masterclass - an in-depth learning moment on a specific topic where participants can ask questions, receive personalized guidance, and explore specific aspects of guitar playing.

4:45 - 6:00 PM: Individual lessons or free time. Each participant has the opportunity for one-on-one sessions with an artist, receiving specific guidance to improve their technique and playing.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: End of the camp day. Participants have free time to explore Montreux, practice their instrument, or relax before dinner.

7:00 - 8:30 PM: Dinner.

8:30 PM - 12:00 AM: Concerts and/or Open-Mic sessions.

Please note: The above schedule represents an example of a typical day at the MIGS Masters Camp. Timings and mentioned sessions are subject to change to best meet the group's needs and interests. The final schedule will be communicated to registered participants at a later date.

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  • Participants will learn to perform pieces with emotion and expressiveness, using phrasing and dynamic techniques to create captivating performances.


  • Artists will share tips on preparing and performing on stage, helping attendees manage their emotions and deliver memorable shows.

  • Exchanges and Networking: Participants will have the opportunity to interact with world-renowned artists and build a network of valuable contacts in the world of music.


  • Information on recording, music production and studio techniques may also be covered.


  • The basics of music theory, including harmony, alternate tuning, and reading tablature, will be covered to strengthen musical understanding.

  • How to prepare your work routine and learn to practice ?


  • The artists will share their expertise in composition and arrangement, showing students how to create their own Fingerstyle pieces and creatively develop them.

  • Open-tuning and tuning by ear.


  • Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques: Artists will teach their fingerstyle techniques, such as tapping, slapping, percussive guitar, boom-chick and more!

The above-mentioned themes are provided for informational purposes; modifications can be made by the coaches, management, or the group based on common interests.


We want every student to get the most out of our camps. Also, and in the interest of all, an intermediate level is required for this camp.



  • Know the basic open major and minor chords

  • Know some positions for major and minor barre chords



  • Being able to play a piece with a constant tempo on solo guitar

  • At least one year of guitar

  • Know how to read tablature

  • Want to learn!



  • One or more major and minor scale positions

  • One or more major and minor pentatonic scale positions

Truck Bed Session Guitare

CHF 2'190.- incl. all taxes

Included in the base price:

  • 5 course days

  • 1 private interview session with coaches

  • 2 coffees per day (breaks)

  • 5 lunches

  • 5 evening meals

  • Room hire

  • Access to evening Open Mic

  • 3 invitations to MIGS 2024 (April 26-28)

  • Special price on the 3-day ALL ACCESS pass for MIGS 2024 (from CHF 90.- instead of CHF 190.-)

Not included in the basic price:

  • Transport

  • Alcohol and snacks

  • Additional tours or excursions

  • Personal music equipment

  • Parking

  • Accommodation 

  • Breakfast

After sending your registration, you will receive an invoice with the chosen options. Your participation in the camp will be confirmed upon receipt of the full payment.

This camp will take place with a minimum of 15 students. MIGS Academy reserves the right to cancel the camp if the number of students is insufficient. In such cases, registrations will be refunded.


To ensure you don't worry about accommodation arrangements, we offer an affordable accomodation option with single or double rooms in the heart of Montreux at our partner's HIM Business School.

We do not mark up the accommodation, and you always have the option to arrange accomodation independently.


  • Breakfast is not included.

  • Limited number of rooms: first come, first served.

Price per person per night (incl. tourist tax):

  • Single room: CHF 95.-

  • Double room: CHF 64.-

(Prices subject to change by the partner)

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