Prince guitarist Donna Grantis

Guitar Workshop Plus (GWP), a summer music education program in North America, recently announced its workshop dates along with the names of successful alumni, including several women in music.

One of them is Donna Grantis, Prince’s current guitarist. Grantis is a graduate of McGill University, has been involved with GWP since she was 15 years old and has been a part of the GWP’s faculty for many years. She has played shows with Amanda Marshall, Kevin Breit, and toured extensively with Shakura S’Aida and her own project, the Donna Grantis Electric Band. 

In 2012, Donna was auditioned and hired by Prince to join an all-female 3 pieces band with Hannah Ford and Ida Nielsen called 3rdEyeGirl. She has been recording and touring with Prince ever since as a member of both 3rdEyeGirl and New Power Generation. 

Guest lecturers that have appeared at GWP include Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Steve Vai, Randy Bachman, Andy Summers (The Police), Pierre Bensusan, Orianthi, John Abercrombie, Brent Mason, Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, John Jorgenson, Sue Foley, Jennifer Batten, Billy Sheehan and more.

GWP 2015 Summer locations and dates are San Diego from June 21-26, Toronto from July 19-24 and July 26-31, and Vancouver August 11-16.

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