Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, along with Grammy-award winning guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, announced a call to action today for guitarists around the world to join forces and set the Guinness World Record for the largest online guitar lesson on March 3rd, 2011 at 1:30PM EST. This first-of-its-kind initiative will bring together the worldwide community of guitarists in an unprecedented online celebration of music education.
Vai, who co-authored Berkleemusic’s new Steve Vai Guitar Techniques online course is a Berklee Alum with a devoted fan base in over 70 countries. He hopes the event will encourage players to continue to cultivate their own unique style and spirit on the instrument. “This online event, and the larger efforts Berkleemusic is making to teach students around the world, is a great example of the collaboration that happens at Berklee,” says Vai. “Whether you’re in Boston, Bombay, or Brussels, we’ll all be together on March 3rd.”
The World’s Largest Online Guitar Lesson is a free one-time event that will last 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the online lesson, participants will be able to submit questions to Steve on the event’s web page, located here. As a gesture of its commitment to music education, Berkleemusic will donate one dollar for every person that joins the online lesson to the Steve Vai Online Scholarship Fund at Berkleemusic, which is designed to reward and assist outstanding students studying in Berkleemusic’s multi-course certificate programs.
Learn more about The World’s Largest Online Guitar Lesson at www.berkleemusic.com/vai-live!