Participants of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes welcome!

John Petrucci's Guitar Universe is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

Glen Cove Mansion
Glen Cove Long Island, New York

It’s a really neat old mansion. The North Shore of Long Island and that area of Nassau County is part of what they call the “Gold Coast.” There’s no place like it. The grounds and the hotel are really cool as well. There are different rooms for classes, a venue for concerts, and catering. We’ve got everything to host a great time.

Glen Cove Mansion

Setting & Accommodations

The property features beautiful guestrooms & suites situated in contemporary guest wings extending from the the Mansion. We’ll share our meals in the Garden Room Restaurant which has magnificent views of the property and spend time together after hours in the game filled upstairs party spot – Pub 1910. If you find yourself needing a break from the noise there are several sprawling outdoor areas overlooking the mansion’s gardens.

Glen Cove Pool


Glen Cove has something for everyone. Amazing beaches, a scenic golf course, and lovely, tree-filled parks provide a summer vacation paradise that’s just a quick train ride from New York City. If recreational boating is your thing you can take advantage of the areas full-service marinas, a city yacht club, and a fully renovated launch ramp offering easy access to North Shore waterways.


There’s nothing better than a summer barbecue in Long Island. There’s also so much great stuff to do in the area. Expect some surprises too!


I really want to share what I know about shredding as well getting into technique. At the same time, I want to focus on gear and sounds. I’ve been on a tone mission for my whole life, and that’s something very important. It’s really important to discuss gear and getting sounds whether that’s in the studio or live. Of course, I’ll also discuss being in a band, songwriting, recording, and how you compose. I’m a producer as well, so I can share that headspace. The program will cover all of that as it’s all important!


Your 4 days and nights at John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe will feature hands on, interactive workshops with John and his special guests, small group jamming sessions and full concerts from the artists beginning at 10am and going late into the night.

A detailed schedule will be available this coming spring.

These four days and nights in Glen Cove are all about imparting guitar knowledge encompassing everything from developing your chops and technique to gear talk, crafting the perfect tone and the role of the guitar as a compositional instrument. We’ll be talking about all of that including much more and I’m proud to say that I’ll be joined by an amazing force of the world’s best players in the art of modern shred guitar who will make sure it’s all covered to the fullest extent.

Featured Guests

I love teaching and music education is very important to me. From my early days as a budding guitar player, I’ve been very connected to and interested in the educational side of the instrument and have always strived to be the consummate student, even well into my professional career. Since attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, I have been passionate in my pursuit of expanding my knowledge of the craft. Learning is still so important to me. Throughout my career I’ve done workshops, clinics and master classes, instructional books and videos but nothing close to something like this! Over the many years spent on the road and in the studio with DT, I’ve often desired to reconnect with this side of who I am as a musician and guitar player and am really looking forward to what I’m sure is going to be an amazing experience!


Tosin Abasi


Rusty Cooley


Andy James


Tony MacAlpine


Mike Mangini


Andy McKee


Devin Townsend


Jason Richardson


Doug Doppler


Stig Mathisen

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Glen Cove Mansion

200 Dosoris Ln
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Glen Cove Mansion

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Pricing and Registration

“I live on Long Island. It’s a part of my life. I’m sharing my environment with everyone in attendance. It’s not too far from where I grew up. I wanted to give people a sense of where I live, where I record, and the culture of that area. We’re really close to New York City, so after four-day camp you can take advantage of everything the city has to offer. It’s pretty wild in Glen Cove though! There’s a big Italian community with tons of amazing restaurants, bakeries, and churches. I love it.”

Room Types and Pricing

  • Shared Room with Two Beds

    Standard Room with two beds and a roommate. You may either name a fellow registrant as your roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. Roommate must also register for Guitar Universe. All attendees must stay at Glen Cove Mansion. Pricing is per person.

  • Single with One Bed

    Standard room with one bed. All attendees must stay at Glen Cove Mansion. Pricing is per person.

  • Bring Your Loved One

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Glen Cove Mansion but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and attend all evening concerts together. During the days, while one of you is participating in workshops and living out your guitar virtuoso dreams, your loved one can enjoy the wonderful accommodations and interesting things to do in the Glen Cove area.  Pricing is for one participant and one non-participant. One Welcome Kit from Ernie Ball included. Your choice of one King Bed or two Queen Beds. All attendees must stay at Glen Cove Mansion.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sighteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 8.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on May 1, 2017.
    • Any registrations received after May 1, 2017 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Minor Policy
    • 16 and 17 year olds are permitted with consent forms. Participants under 16 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone and a consent form.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

All attendees must stay at Glen Cove Mansion