Announcing Vai Academy Schedule & Special Guests

Steve Vai proudly invites you to the majestic mountains of Vail, Colorado for 4 days and nights of non stop guitar, start to finish. Join us from August 2-6, 2015 at the beautiful Arrabelle at Vail Square for the best in rock this summer! Visit our website to learn more!


This year’s Vai Academy will be ‘All About The Guitar’ where you’ll spend 4 days and nights discovering the intricacy of the guitar while jamming the day away with Steve Vai, his band and special guests. Takashi Hosono (Ibanez), Sterling Ball (Ernie Ball), Paul Miles (PRS Guitars), Thomas Nordegg (Steve’s guitar tech), Larry Dimarzio (DiMarzio), and Stig Mathisen (Musician’s Institute) will all grace the stage. Covering topics such as guitar building, wood tones, melody, electronics and strings.

This is THE opportunity to get up close and person with three legends while attending instrument specific workshops, learning detailed guitar mechanics, and enjoying intimate performances from the masters. Musicians of all ages and levels are welcome.

But hurry! There are only a few spots left!