Hornby Island Blues Workshop


Registration opens Saturday January 21st, 2023 at 9:30 A.M. PST

Class requests are honored in the order in which the registrations are received. Please note: any registrations submitted prior to 9:30 am PST on Saturday, January 21st will not be accepted. (This means you need to click on the link below and begin filling out your forms at 9:30 am or later).

Total cost of the courses for 2023 is $800

Payment is required once registration is complete and classes are confirmed.

Registration is on a "first come first serve" basis. Early registration is advised since classes are small.

Do NOT send the payment until you have received confirmation that you are accepted in the classes for which you applied. Note: If Musicians and schedule change due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be contacted.

Email transfer payments are available upon registration with Holly Grieve or Please make cheques payable to the:
Hornby Island Blues Society
You can send payment to : Hornby Island Blues Society
3500 C Shingle Spit Rd
Hornby Island, BC
Canada V0R 1Z0

Once you have had your class choices confirmed, please send payment promptly

Payment entitles students to 1 major course each morning for 3 days (with the same instructor) and 1 minor course each afternoon for 3 days (with various instructors) . Also included are all concerts in the evenings; and lunch and dinner each day.

Note: Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and all instruments, cables, amps, etc. that they might require for their classes.
Anyone interested in registering for classes who is under 18 years old and has not been to the workshops before should contact us first at info@hornby-blues.bc.ca

Hornby Island Blues desires to keep student/ instructor ratios small in order to enrich the teaching learning experience.

Choosing workshops:
Note: The Hornby Island Workshop classes are not for someone with limited or no playing experience who just wants to learn to play songs. To benefit from our courses, you must have some playing experience and some fundamental knowledge of music. You should be able to understand and count rhythms, have some knowledge of basic scales, understand simple intervals and turnarounds, and at least have heard of 8-bar and 12-bar chord progressions. For guitarists understanding open/alternate tunings would also be an asset. Without such experience and knowledge, you may struggle in some courses and not take away the maximum benefits. Please read instructors’ course descriptions carefully.

Each student will choose one major class, taken from 9:30 – 11:30 daily, and one minor class for each afternoon, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

We ask that you have a second choice prepared in the event that your first choice class is already full.

Workshop descriptions are subject to change. We'll keep this website up to date as changes occur.

The registration form and other important information is here.