A masterclass (or master class) is sort of like a public lesson. A student performer gets up on stage, performs, then a professional guitarist will come up on stage with the student and work with her on the piece. For the budding professional, playing in masterclasses is a valuable resume building activity. For anyone and everyone else, it’s a great opportunity to get some tips from a professional guitarist.
Keep in mind, however, that you don’t have perform in a masterclass to get something out of it. People who just watch are said to be auditing the masterclass. Auditing is usually free of charge. Here are some tips for getting the most out of a masterclass, and here is how you can find guitar masterclasses.