Tampere Guitar Festival 4.-12.6.2016


Guitar camp offers professionally guided practice to amateur guitarists and chamber orchestras at all ages above 10. The evening concerts and master classes that take place at the same time make this a unique musical experience. Teaching language is Finnish and if needed also English.

Guitar courses are now organised at Varala Sports Institute, Tampere. During the week it's not only about playing but also doing sports together with guides and friends. At the same time there is also a day camp for children and masterclasses. Participating as a listener is free, welcome to follow all the lessons, lectures and workshops even if you wouldn't take part in the courses. Welcome to the meeting place of guitarists!

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June 5-9, 2017

Varala Sports Institute
Varalankatu 36, Tampere

How to get there (only in Finnish, more info on the links)

Varala Sports Institute
Varala Sports Institute is located in Tampere - next to the world's tallest gravel ridge Pyynikinharju, on the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi.


• Otto Tolonen, classical guitar
• Kimmo Kiviniemi, classical guitar
• Janne Malinen, classical guitar

• Marko Salonen, Head of the Camp
• Tomi Tolvanen, Festival Director

Kitaraleiri 2017


You may participate either alone or with a friend. You will have a guitar lesson every day. If you participate as a chamber music group you can also choose double lessons which can be split into solo and group lessons as you prefer. You may also participate without accommodation and meals, and still enjoy of all the activities. Teaching include also all lectures, workshops and listening to lessons of others.

Opening and ending

On Monday, the day of beginning, please arrive to Varala between 10 and 12 am. Lunch is available until 13. After that we will start with the actual program. Courses will end on Friday June 9th with lunch. Check out from the rooms is right after breakfast. More info on the program of the Friday afternoon will be in the info letter.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation at Varala Sports Institute will be in shared rooms separately for boys and girls. Rooms include linen, towels, WC, shower. If you want to share room with someone you know, please let us know when you register. The prices include breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack. If you prefer to participate without our All inclusive package or are just popping in to see what is going on, separate meal cards are available at ihe info desk of Varala.

Guitar Camp is about having fun together!
Cozy attmesphere comes from common activities and being together with nice people.

Concerts and transportation

Every evening there is a festival concert. We will visit selected concerts with TGF's shuttle bus. At the beginning and the end the of the course Tampere City bus n:o 25 is the best way to reach Varala.


At the end of the course the will be a concert for students. More info in during the festival.


All participants may take part into daily outdoor and indoor sports activities. And do even more together with friends!


Please be prepared to all kinds of weather. June in Finland may vary between sunny +30 C and rainy +5 C. Bring clothes suitable for performing and also for both indoor and outdoor activities. If you have any special needs or allergies, please let us know in advance.

Varala Sports Institute

The course is organised in assosiation with Varala Sprots Institute. Varala is located in Tampere - next to the world's tallest gravel ridge Pyynikinharju, on the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi and only three kilometres from Tampere city centre. Accommodation quarters + educational and sport facilities are all located in close proximity to one another.

Further information: www.varala.fi/english 

Otto Tolonen ohjaa kitaratrioa.
It is possible to participate as a solo player or with a chamber music group.


• 585 € (including: personal lessons, lectures, following all the lessons, Guitar Review, t-shirt, concerts during the camp and membership fee of TGF). If you attend without accommodation and meals, please registrate by using the same form but do not pay at Checkout – wait for an updated invoice.

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Marko Salonen, head of the camp
Tel: +358 (0)44 506 798
E-mail: marko (at) tgf.fi