If you watched the video above, then you already know that you DEFINITELY want to attend HESSFEST… How do I know that? I know because EVERYONE wants to come to HESSFEST, and everyone who has ever been to HESSFEST loves it – and you will too.
HESSFEST – A 4-Day/4-Night Guitar & Music Event Jam Packed With The Best Master Classes, Seminars, Lessons, Jamming, Performances, And Hanging Out With More Than 100 Other Musicians Just Like You Who Have Traveled From All Over The Planet To Be There
Have you ever had a time in your life when all you did was learn super exclusive knowledge and insider secrets about music & guitar from the world's leading guitar teacher?
4 Days and 4 Nights of nonstop music learning, guitar playing, jamming, master classes, lessons, seminars, performances, hanging out, having fun day and night. There is only one event on Earth where you can be, do and have all of that: HESSFEST.
Here Is Why You Are Going To Love HESSFEST
- You Experience The Latest And Greatest Master Classes and Seminars Every Day – These innovative, exclusive and powerful master classes are filled with strategies, tactics and insights you will not find anywhere else. Here is a sample of what you will learn & experience in order to transform your musicianship:
Master Class 1: How To Create The Most Amazing Musical Moments When Soloing, Improvising & Songwriting: We've all been there… we are constantly in search for the most perfect note to play or compose… sometimes even when we try them all, we still don't find that perfect note… that perfect moment… that perfect emotion. Why not? The answer is, the perfect note is often not something to be 'found'. It's something that you have to create (hint: it's not about the note itself, it's about what happens before the note is heard that matters most). The good news is, creating it is usually simple and easy. The problem is, you are doing the exact opposite of what you need to do to create it most of the time. In this master class, you'll know exactly what to do, why it works, how it works and how to use this secret for the rest of your musical life!
Master Class 2: Super Cool Advanced Songwriting Techniques Made EASY To Understand, Master And Apply To Your Own Songwriting: You're going to learn great songwriting approaches, strategies, methods and tricks that will work to make your songwriting better, easier and faster. These are very advanced concepts that I will break down and make simple to understand and use right away even if you are not an experienced songwriter. Your songwriting is going to improve quickly and become a lot more fun!
Master Class 3: Very Special Guest #1 Master Class 1
Master Class 4: Very Special Guest #1 Master Class 2
Master Class 5: Very Special Guest #2 Master Class 1
Master Class 6: Very Special Guest #2 Master Class 2
Master Class 7: Very Special Guest #3 Master Class 1
Master Class 8: Very Special Guest #4 Master Class 1
- You Get High Impact, One-On-One Lessons With Me. You may have one (or more if time permits) 1-1 guitar/music lesson with me on the guitar/musicianship topic of your choice.
- In Addition To One-On-One Lessons With Me, You Now Also Can Choose To Have One-On-One Lessons With FOUR Other World Class Guitar Teaching Masters. All these personal guitar lessons alone are worth much more than the entire ticket price for the entire event!
- You Will Meet & Spend Time With Some Of The Most Passionate Musicians And Students From Literally All Over The World. If you have never been to one of my live events before, then you don’t know how valuable, fun and life changing this will be for you… if you have been to one of my live events before, then you already know exactly what I’m talking about and you know how massively life changing this has been for you already!
- You Learn From & Jam With Other Cool Musicians Who Are As Serious, Dedicated And Passionate About Music As You Are… and the best part is, they are all very cool people who are easy to talk to, are very open, welcoming and approachable – so even if you are a shy person, you’ll feel comfortable right away.
- You Will Have Opportunities To Perform your own songs or solos, jam over backing tracks or with another player/friend attending HESSFEST. Most importantly, you will get immediate, direct and constructive feedback on your playing/improvising. Performing is optional, but strongly encouraged.
Like all my events, You WILL Leave HESSFEST A Better Musician Compared To When You Arrive!
- Elite Guitar Teachers Mastermind Sessions: If you're an active platinum member of the Elite Guitar Teachers inner Circle, you now have access to mastermind sessions during the evenings of HESSFEST!
- Massive Amounts Of Fun! People come back every year... because it's so fun!
- Great Resort Hotel Environment At Affordable Rates: In addition to all the master classes, 1-1 lessons, performances, jamming and other music fun, you will be staying at a great (but not expensive thanks to our low special group discount rate!) resort hotel with large lounge areas, 5 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 swimming pools, hot tub, 18-hole golf course, comedy club and big stage theater where our main events will be held and where you can perform on this awesome real stage! Plus, free local bus shuttles to area shopping and of course lots and lots of music fun with cool people!
- Special Surprise Lecture By Tom Hess: for many of you, this will be the highlight of the entire event! :)
Look How Far People Travel To Come To HESSFEST!
Coming to Hessfest man, I mean dude, my life is just changing day by day. My skills, my guitar playing coming here it like gets so much better each day that it… I don’t know how to explain this man… It’s just so freaking awesome being with all these people man. I love everybody man, on such a deep level… everybody. It’s not like having friends, it’s more like having family. Really care. Like literally it almost brings me to tears sometimes, the fact that I’m here you know.
Matteo Miller, San Diego, California, USA
Hessfest is a huge event. I mean, it’s a lot of fun, because you get to meet with other musicians and other people who are really, highly motivated. I mean, most of the other musicians I meet and talk to on a regular basis are just kind of dragging their feet. But when you come to Hessfest, it’s dozens and dozens of people who are highly motivated and want to be here, and want to become better and have a lot of fun. And the environment is really cool, everybody is here to help each other out. There’s not really a sense of competition or anything, and so it’s a really cool environment to be in as a musician away from you know, competition with other bands or other musicians at home. It’s a really exciting environment and it’s really unique.
It’s completely worth the cost, that’s for sure. And that’s why I did come again. Even my wife, she’s not as much of a musician as everybody else, she sings and she can play a little and she’s great at what she does. Even she comes and has a really good time, and enjoys being around everybody and getting to meet everybody. But because, you know each year the master classes and stuff we do are different, each year there are different people. It’s totally worth the money invested for it… I mean, tenfold. The things that I learned last year, that I’ve gone and taken and implemented have made me more money than what it cost to come… so it’s totally worth it.
Brad Litton, Vernal, Utah
It’s been pretty much amazing. Like everyone is amazing. Starting from the master classes, one on one lessons, I just had mine, was pretty amazing. I have a lot of practice. And especially the jamming at night after midnight, that’s totally amazing, because you can interact with all the other musicians and you get feedback, and you just have a lot of fun you know. And it’s like being with people who want to achieve the same thing but who are totally different. Like people coming from everywhere, not just the US, or Europe or Canada… but everywhere. I mean, I came from the Middle East from Lebanon, I flew like 5,000 miles just to be here so... It was really cool and worth every penny.
Mohamed Karim Koleilat, Beirut, Lebanon
Hessfest. Just the days before Hessfest, I had the feeling of being a child and waiting for Christmas presents. It was, the excitement even before I got here was like… just that was part of the cool experience. Then I actually got here, and it’s just constantly cool. You know, it’s just having fun all the time and learning like, just being in the room with all those musicians, and you started talking and go jamming at the hotel rooms. And you know, even if this was it, it would be worth it. And it’s only been three days. it just kicks ass!
My favorite part about Hessfest is coming around so many musicians that are all, like if they traveled from the other side of the Earth, they have a love for music and they’re very dedicated. Sometimes if you’re serious about music, you kind of feel like you’re alone on an island sometimes. And when you get here, you totally see yourself in many other people, in almost everybody… you know, it’s kind of really really cool to see so many other people that do the same as you do, or that are at a higher level than you are, and that’s something I really like about Hessfest, and it really opens your eyes to what’s possible in music. And of course, the interactions with Tom Hess, you get to talk with him on a personal level. It’s also very very cool. He’ll say very inspiring things and he helps out with all kinds of things and it’s great.
Magnus Gautestad, Norway
Hessfest is to me, it’s a very special event, because it’s not something you can sort of find in any city really around the world. It’s a sort of one of a kind thing. What’s really special about it is, the people there are very enthusiastic and passionate about music, and also all the actual program, the content is very, it’s very unique too, it’s not sort of standard text book stuff, it’s really interesting, exciting things that are taught. And it’s very inspiring to learn things like that and you kind of feel, you feel like you’ve learned something that you can’t just go and learn somewhere else. It’s a real good feeling.
It’s definitely worth the investment. You can’t sort of go to somewhere like this. Melbourne is a big city, but I know there’s nothing going on in Melbourne that’s like this. And it’s just and incredible environment, because there’s so many like-minded people, and you just have fun. That’s what it’s all about. You keep learning, but it’s just really fun because you’re surrounded by passionate people that are enthusiastic and share a lot of the interests you share and you just learn some really cool stuff, and you play a lot of guitar, and you have fun.
Chris Ball, Melbourne, Australia
"In a nutshell, I was FLOORED by this whole event. I can't imagine that it could have gone any better. I'm not sure really what I was expecting, but I can tell you that I came away feeling like my life has been changed in some significant way."
Nick Layton, Vancouver, Washington, USA
"We got to watch the master at work... Seeing Tom Hess play on a screen is one thing, seeing him play from about 25 cm away as it happened at one point is a whole different experience... The sheer sight of us all trying to analyse every micro-movement Tom Hess's hands were doing hardly leaving him any room to breath must have been absolutely hilarious from the outside... Imagine 40 people literally bending over-backwards to try and get the best possible angle on Tom Hess's hands as he's demonstrating a sweeping lick, but that was absolutely invaluable as an experience since you hardly get the chance to see players of that caliber from so close who are willing to share their experience and explain in minute details what they're doing and how they're doing it... And Tom Hess absolutely did..."
Chris Martins, France
Fun. People. Hessfest is great. I mean, coming and meeting all the people I talk to on the forum, people that help me out, or I give them help with whatever questions they have. It’s great to finally meet them, and just have a good time playing guitar and learning.
When Tom Hess teaches stuff it’s just… well I’ve had many guitar teachers besides Tom Hess, so when he teaches things, it’s mind-blowing, I mean he teaches things that others don’t teach, and so it’s exciting to learn new stuff and it’s very high quality.
Preston Howard, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Love Hessfest. It’s a place where all kinds of guitar fanatics get together, and people who are serious about guitar. That’s where you can meet up with them.
Ty Morgan, Phoenix, Arizona
I think one of the best things about Hessfest is the other students. I don’t know how to describe it being way more than I expected, but not only just the lectures and the information, but like I said, the other students, and meeting people from all over the world kind of surprised me. I kind of anticipated that, but not quite what I had expected. You know for me, I took lessons about a year and half ago, online lessons from Tom Hess and… I think his level will take me where I want to go. And for me to be here, is going to accomplish that goal. It’s going to kick me back… kick me in gear to do what I want to do. To me the Hessfest is covers the whole gambit. I was somewhat expecting to be intimidated by other great famous guitar players, and I find that I’m just kind of in the middle, kind of like everybody else. There are guys that are way better than me, there are guys, guys and gals that, you know are on my level. I don’t feel intimidated, I feel a lot more comfortable than I expected to be.
Michael Rowcliff, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
It’s been a life-changing experience. I got to meet Tom Hess which is fantastic. He’s given me a lot of tips. It’s definitely improved my guitar playing, just in these few days. And I’ve got to meet heaps of great people from all over the world. And it feels like everyone here is my friend. You know, I don’t feel like an outsider. I don’t feel like there are other outsiders here, everyone is on the same page here, and they’re excellent people.
Greg Trotter, Melbourne, Australia
The moment I heard about such an event or read about such an event… To me it was something completely new. I don’t care that it’s half way across the world… I wanted to be here at Hessfest since I heard about it.
So the moment I joined correspondence lessons with Tom Hess and I knew that I had the opportunity I wanted to be here every year since 2008. I even bought the ticket once, but I couldn’t make it unfortunately. But you know, now that I’m here, being in the same room with so many awesome, helpful people… I don’t have a community like this anywhere else. And you know, I would say, this is my life… all these people here at Hessfest. Meeting all these great guitar players and just drawing inspiration from all of them… it’s just massive for me.
Vishaal Kapoor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I think Hessfest is probably one of the best places I’ve ever been to get together with a group of musicians. Mostly just a lot of like-minded people who have great attitudes and are just fun to be around. And having been a musician for almost 15 years now, that’s not an easy thing to come by.
I always walk away from every day feeling great, feeling excited about the next day and I always feel great, just I meet so many people every day. So that part of it is just the best part for me.
Andrew Tintle, Richmond, California, USA
"I always expect a lot from Tom Hess and he over delivers on a consistent basis. I am surprised that my face muscles are not sore from all of the smiling I did over the past week! Thank you Tom Hess for everything you have done for me and for yet another experience I will never forget!"
Paul Tauterouff, New York, USA
"Thank you Tom Hess! Thanks for making this happen! I had a blast in all possible ways. Meeting such talented, ultra cool people just blew my mind. All the Master Classes and one-on-one lessons were great, I learned and got so much out from those that it will take a while to digest everything. I feel that the HESSFEST gave me an inspiration boost for life!"
Risto Kivela, Illinois, USA
"This was truly an awesome event. Mega thanks to Tom Hess for putting this on, to the hardworking staff, and to all who attended. I must admit, when I first arrived, I expected I would feel like an outsider, being both a newbie to the event, and a non-guitarist, too. That melted away within minutes of meeting you all. By the time I left, it felt like family. Being a singer in a very guitar heavy environment, I got to learn the true meaning of the term "cross-pollenation." I was really surprised how much of the material I could apply directly to my own musical world. Tom Hess's "Pro-gression vs. Retro-gression" tip is going to affect every song I write from now on, and the inevitable rewrites of existing ones. Pretty freakin' WOW! Can't wait to see you all again next year!"
Jim Dix, Florida, USA
August 18-21, 2016
in St. Charles, Illinois
Tickets are limited and HESSFEST sells out fast every year. 2016 will be no different. Get your ticket before someone else gets your ticket!
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Want an even more intense guitar learning and mastering experience? Now you can fill virtually every waking hour of your time here by adding 4 hours of essential guitar training.
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Fretboard Domination Coaching
August 19-21, 2016
in St. Charles, Illinois USA
(You will attend this event in the morning (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
before HESSFEST begins at 1:00 pm)
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How much are people paying to attend my other live events? Two years ago, I offered my Total Guitar Mastery Training Event for $1,997… it sold out in 3 minutes! Then I added a second event for the same price… it sold out in 22 minutes! People came from 5 continents to attend those events. Last year I offered my Ultimate Creativity And Guitar Soloing Mastery Training event for $1,997… it sold out in 4 minutes… On November 5, 2013 I offered Total Guitar Mastery Training Event for $1,997 again and it sold out in 4 minutes… we also offered a $2,997 Ultra package which sold out in 93 seconds (yes, ‘seconds’, not minutes)!
So now you're probably wondering how much you will invest to attend HESSFEST (which includes the great bonus item mentioned earlier).... The truth is, I should really charge at least the same as my other live events, because although HESSFEST is a different type of event, it’s massive value and life-changing experience it gives is undeniable (as you saw for yourself in the video at the top of this page). The coolest part is, you won’t pay $1997. In fact, you won’t even pay half that price ($997). How does ¼ ($497) sound? :)
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Once that is done, I’ll show you exactly how to book your hotel room (at our special low $94 discount rate) and then book your airplane tickets (you will get easy step-by-step instructions once your payment is processed).
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August 18-21, 2016
St. Charles, Illinois
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PS: Don’t be intimidated! If you are feeling intimidated or afraid to attend this event, please don’t be afraid. Let me explain why: Although there are many truly amazing guitar players & other musicians who come to this event every year, there are also many other players who are not advanced guitar players yet. They were afraid too the first time they attended HESSFEST, but once they got here, they immediately felt relaxed, comfortable and realize that everyone is here to help you… NOT to compete with you, not to judge you and not to try to be ‘better’ than you. I hear new people say what they fear most is being 'the worst musician in the room' or 'too old' or 'too young' or 'too stupid' or 'into the wrong style' or 'afraid of this' or 'afraid of that'. Here’s my advice to you if you feel this way:
DON’T LET FEAR STOP YOU FROM BECOMING A BETTER GUITAR PLAYER!
Let’s deal with all the irrational fears that people in the past have had about coming to this event so that we can eliminate them once and for all... right here and right now.
List of irrational fears:
Fear of being the worst guitar player in the room.
Fear of not being ready for an event like this.
Fear of not being 'qualified' to be here
Fear of other people hearing you play poorly.
Fear of people at the event judging you as a musician (or as a person).
Fear of me (Tom Hess) thinking you are not as good of a musician as you want me to think you are.
.... the list is endless.
If you feel this way now or in the future, STOP it!
NOBODY cares who the best or worst player in the room is.
NOBODY is going to judge you one way or the other.
NOBODY cares how well you play guitar when you come to the event.
... We ONLY care about one thing and one thing only… MAKING YOU A MASSIVELY BETTER GUITAR PLAYER than you are right now! This is the only thing we focus on… (plus we focus on having a LOT of fun in the process!)
We are with you, we support you and we all understand what I feels like to be afraid sometimes or insecure about our playing. You will definitely not be alone in this.
So don’t let fear get in your way. This event WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE in more ways than you can probably imagine right now reading this!
PPS: We KNOW your story! When you are at home, nobody else really is like you. Nobody else around your home city thinks and feels like you do. You are special. You are the only one that you know who is as passionate about music as you are... You often feel isolated where you live... you feel like an island... you feel that others (even other musicians) around you simply cannot understand you, relate to you or think and feel like you do. You often ask yourself, "am I the only person in this world who thinks, feels and believes the way I do?" It's a lonely feeling... I know... I've felt this in the past too for many years, just as you do now.
Right now you know that you WANT to come to this event, but are not sure if you have the courage to actually do it. It can be a little scary to travel around the world to a place you've never been to - surrounded by people you've never actually met.
Next, you arrive at the hotel and you feel strange, awkward and nervous... you don't know what to expect, what to say, what to do or how to act... maybe you feel afraid and wonder if you made the right decision to really come to this event...
Then the events begin, all of your negative feelings and thoughts begin to melt away. You realize quickly that everyone else here is JUST LIKE YOU! You realize that EVERYONE in the room is ultra special. They are NOTHING like the musicians/people you know back in your city. You realize that these events are a collection of all the 'people like you' in the world who all traveled to the same place, at the same time, to do the same things... and it feels AMAZING... almost 'unreal'.
And then the best part comes... you begin to realize that everyone else feels the same way about YOU as you feel towards them!!!
You realize that other special people value you. They feel good simply talking to you... they want to be around you. They want to spend time with you… why? Because they see that you understand them, can relate to them, are as passionate about music as they are… and that is just as rare in their hometown as it is in yours.
You leave the event knowing you have just spent the last several days with the people you've wanted to surround yourself with your whole life but could never find them in your hometown... and you know in your mind, your heart and in your bones that they feel exactly the same way about YOU!!!!!
Trust me... if you don't think you are 'special', it doesn't matter... Why? Because everyone else here at these events DOES think (and know) that you are special to them... and you'll feel that in a very big way... because it's REAL.
When we say this is life changing... it truly is, on so many levels.
PPPS: This Event SELLS OUT Fast Every Year, and the chance of this event selling out again this year is 100%. Registration for this event opens on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9:00 am Central Standard Time (Chicago time). Our last music event sold out in just 4 minutes!